About the Author

Jane Blundell
Blurbarian Since February 2012
Name Jane Blundell
My Web Site www.janeblundellart.com
Location Sydney, NSW, Australia
Gender Female
My Occupation Artist and teacher
My Bio I am an artist and qualified teacher with a passion for colour, especially watercolour. I paint in a range of styes from totally abstract to totally botanically accurate, and from black and white to bold colour. I work in all media but enjoy watercolour the most. I teach drawing and watercolour and give workshops on colour mixing and watercolour technique.

I have exhibited in the USA, Singapore, Taiwan, China and Australia and am a member of the Australian Watercolour Institute.

Things I Don't Mind The World Knowing

Spoiler alert: I'm thinking my next book will be about...
The first was Watercolour Mixing Charts (showing literally hundreds of paints mixed together), the second was The Ultimate Mixing Palette: a World of Colours (a watercolour reference book containing just about every colour you could mix with a 15 colour palette).
Next up will be a coffee-table style book showing 35 years of my art work.
Then a technical book on plein air sketching with a range of materials - showing all that colour mixing in action
Then perhaps one on Working with Triads.....
Everyone needs to know about these authors and artists...
There is an amazing website, www.handprint.com, which has more information on watercolours, their properties, the pigments used and so on than I have seen anywhere else. Remarkable!

Another great colour and watercolour author is Michael Wilcox. He wrote a guide to every watercolour manufactured that has had a huge impact on the manufacture of watercolour paints, and he has written a number of books about colour and colour mixing, the most famous of which is 'Blue and Yellow don't make Green'.