Breaking the Rules of Watercolour : Painting secrets and techniques, Hardback Book

Breaking the Rules of Watercolour : Painting secrets and techniques Hardback


Shirley Trevena is a well-known and successful watercolourist, with a huge international fan base.

Throughout her career she has pushed the boundaries of watercolour and is regarded as one of Britain's most innovative artists in that medium. Shirley's watercolours are visually inspiring, vibrant in colour and strong in composition This, her third book, shows how she achieves her stunning results by pushing the medium to its limits.

Shirley takes the reader through 10 paintings in great detail and shares all her professional tips and painting secrets.

In addition, each painting has large close-up details so the reader can really see all the brushstrokes. Shirley breaks the conventional rules of watercolour in many different ways: through her compositions, strange perspectives, fascinating textures and, above all, the strength and vibrancy of her colour combinations. In Breaking the Rules of Watercolour, Shirley explains all her painting decisions and demonstrates her techniques at every stage.

In this way, she encourages all watercolourists, whatever their level, to experiment with the medium and produce exciting and challenging work of their own.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 128 pages, Over 130 colour
  • Publisher: Pavilion Books
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Art & design styles: from c 1960
  • ISBN: 9781906388836



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