Be inspired to paint beautiful flowers in watercolour by the four respected artists featured in this comprehensive guide. Each artist has their own individual style and provides detailed instruction on the tools, materials and techniques they use.
Learn about painting wild flowers from Wendy Tait, including composition, sketching, painting backgrounds, and expert tips on how to improve your flower portraits. There’s a fascinating section on achieving light in flower painting by Jackie Barrass, and an exploration of creative techniques with Richard Bolton. Finally, Ann Mortimer guides you through depicting flowers in the landscape with four stunning projects.
With a total of 12 gorgeous projects to choose from, this highly practical book will provide all the instruction and inspiration you need to create amazing watercolour flower paintings in a range of styles.
This book uses material previously published in the highly successful Step-by-Step Leisure Arts series and the Watercolour Tips and Techniques series.
Table of Contents
Using masking fluid
Wild flowers in watercolour
Colours for wild flowers
Planning your painting
Painting your painting
Honeysuckle spray step-by-step
Wild roses step-by-step
Wild flowers step-by-step
Watercolour flower portraits
Choosing your colours
Painting terms explained
Composing flower portraits
Daffodils and catkins step-by-step
Primroses, pansies and heather step-by-step
Light in flowers painting
Light and colour
Backlit lily step-by-step
Creative techniques for flowers
Flowers in the landscape
Incorporating the landscape
Daffodils and a stone wall step-by-step
Mailbox and hollyhocks step-by-step
Daisies on a table step-by-step