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: 1. Exploring Watercolour’s Strengths: with skills, techniques and practical considerations 2. Bold Colour: from selecting colours to colour and composition 3. Expression and Design: Drawing and sketchbook work plus Effective Design, Fabric Design and Watercolour illustration. 4. Interpretation: from feeling and response to observation and imagination 5. 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.
Robin Capon was an experienced author and art journalist. He wrote several books, including with co-authors, David Curtis: Light and Mood in Watercolour 9780713489552 and Abstract and Colour Techniques (with Claire Harrigan) 9780713490558. He was a regular contributor to The Artist and Leisure Painter.