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Design and Colour in Watercolour : For Painting, Illustration and Fabric Design - Michelle Scragg

Design and Colour in Watercolour

For Painting, Illustration and Fabric Design

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Leading watercolour artist Michelle Scragg uses the popular medium of watercolour to produce paintings that have a strong sense of colour, in both her figurative and abstract work. But her work is also well designed and she shows how watercolour can translate very effectively into design for fabrics, furnishings, illustrations and other applications.

The book comprises the following chapters:

  • Exploring Watercolour's Strengths: with skills, techniques and practical considerations
  • Bold Colour: from selecting colours to colour and composition
  • Expression and Design: Drawing and sketchbook work plus Effective Design, Fabric Design and Watercolour illustration.
  • Interpretation: from feeling and response to observation and imagination
  • Studio practice: how to adjust your work depending on the aims of the painting and the various practical issues, particularly when designing for fabric or furnishings.
About the Authors

Michelle Scragg studied printed textiles at the acclaimed Glasgow School of Art and sold a range of her designs to various fashion houses, including Liberty's in London. She is now a successful painter whose work is exhibited throughout the United Kingdom.

Robin Capon is an experienced author and art journalist, having written several art books, including Teach Yourself Drawing and Jane Corsellis Atelier: Painting in Oils and Watercolour. He is a regular contributor to the magazines The Artist and Leisure Painter.

Exploring Watercolour's Strengths
Bold Colour
Expression and Design
Fabric Design and Illustration
Studio Practice

ISBN: 9781906388041
ISBN-10: 1906388040
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 128
Published: 1st April 2009
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 27.8 x 22.0  x 1.8
Weight (kg): 0.798