A-Z of Flower Portraits

An Illustrated Guide to Painting 40 Beautiful Flowers in Watercolour
Author: Billy Showell
Publisher: Search PressLtd
ISBN: 9781844484522
Category: Art
Page: 128
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Learn how to paint 40 exquisite flower portraits in watercolour following Billy Showell's step-by-step instructions.

Watercolour Flower Portraits


Author: Billy Showell
Publisher: Search PressLtd
ISBN: 9781782210825
Category: Art
Page: 128
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Billy Showell's exquisite and technically brilliant watercolour flower portraits are beautifully presented in this highly informative, lavishly illustrated book. Packed with information on drawing and painting techniques, colour mixing and composition, it is an invaluable source of ideas and inspiration for anyone who wants to develop their flower painting skills, whether or not they have any previous experience. Billy has been awarded the CBM (Certificate of Botanical Merit) for five years running. Full details of all her awards and commendations can be found on her own website www.billyshowell.co.uk

Billy Showell's Botanical Painting in Watercolour


Author: Billy Showell
Publisher: Search Press(UK)
ISBN: 9781844484515
Category: Botanical illustration
Page: 192
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In this beautiful book, Billy Showell provides a fascinating and invaluable insight into the techniques she uses to produce her stunning botanical paintings in watercolour.

Botanical Illustration

Painting with Watercolours
Author: Siriol Sherlock
Publisher: Batsford
ISBN: 9780713490527
Category: Art
Page: 128
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"Packed with inspirational ideas and valuable tips, award-winning artist Siriol Sherlock breathes new life into the genre of botanical painting." – Leisure Painter The 2005 winner of the Artists Choice Award – now in paperback - reveals the secrets behind her stunning and luminous plant portraits. Using simple techniques that produce breathtaking results, and packed with inspirational ideas for botanical artists.

Botanical Illustration in Watercolour


Author: Eleanor B. Wunderlich
Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.
ISBN: 9780823005307
Category: Art
Page: 144
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Capture the fascinating beauty of plants. How can an artist create a botanical portrait that is both accurate and aesthetically pleasing? This is the essence of an art form whose charm and universal appeal have made it popular for centuries. Botanical Illustration in Watercolor is the first authoritative, comprehensive book to focus specifically on the materials and techniques of painting plants in watercolor. This book is full of essential advice not found in any other watercolor books, such as: • What a botanical illustration must include to meet the requirements of scientific accuracy. • How to prop up a heavy woody branch at the desired angle. • How to keep ferns and delicate flowers from wilting before the picture is finished. • How to mix the specific colors of paint most often needed for depicting plants. • How to plan the design of a drawing that involves heavy foliage or multiple stems.

The Watercolor Flower Artist's Bible

An Essential Reference for the Practicing Artist
Author: Claire Waite Brown
Publisher: Chartwell
ISBN: 078582281X
Category: Art
Page: 192
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Learn how to analyze the structure of flowers and break them down into simple shapes; create delightful compositions; mix beautiful flower colors, from delicate pastels to rich and vibrant hues. Over 60,000 copies sold worldwide.

The Modern Flower Painter

A Guide to Creating Vibrant Botanical Portraits in Watercolour
Author: Anna Mason
Publisher: Search PressLtd
ISBN: 9781844488636
Category: Art
Page: 128
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Anna Mason's exceptional floral artwork has won awards from the Royal Horticultural Society, International Artist magazine and seen her elected to the prestigious Society of Botanical Artists. In this book, she shares her innovative watercolour technique so that you can paint flowers in her clean, crisp style. The book covers every aspect of painting modern botanical-style portraits of flowers, from tips on gathering your reference to Anna's six stage watercolour process. There are instructions on setting up your studio and how to produce the detailed drawings. Each of the six step-by-step projects is accompanied by an outline drawing, tonal notes and useful colour swatches so that you can compare the tone and hue of your mixes to Anna's own. This all builds into a fantastic guide that will inspire and challenge the experienced watercolour artist, while drawing in and reassuring the complete beginner.

Basic Flower Painting Techniques in Watercolor


Author: Rachel Rubin Wolf
Publisher: North Light Books
ISBN: 9780891347309
Category: Art
Page: 128
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You need only look at a field of sunlit daisies or the elegance of a single rosebud to know why flowers have always been a favorite subject of artists. This book will show you how 24 water color painters capture their subjects' brilliant colors, subtle shadings, graceful shapes and delicate textures. Assembled from some of the best teaching available, this comprehensive, step-by-step instruction will help you create your own, breathtaking watercolor gardens.

Exploring Flowers in Watercolour

Techniques and Images
Author: Siriol Sherlock
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
ISBN: 9780713488937
Category: Art
Page: 128
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With these hand-holding, easy-to-follow lessons, budding artists can make bouquets and meadows full of flowers blossom in luminous watercolor. Inspirational, highly visual, and brimming with beautiful illustrations and handy tips, every page will encourage beginners to pick up a brush. Key techniques are highlighted, including wet-in-wet, wet-on-dry, softening, mixing colors, and using masking fluid. Demonstrations of a variety of painting styles range from quick, first-impression sketches of poppies to a detailed botanical stud of hellebores.

Flowers in Watercolour


Author: Wendy Tait
Publisher: Search PressLtd
ISBN: 9781844488889
Category: Art
Page: 48
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Matching quality instruction with convenience, the Art Handbooks series presents the respected lessons by talented art professionals in a small and transportable format. These tutorials teach techniques for a wide spectrum of artistic endeavors, from pencil drawing to oil painting, through step-by-step instructions and ample imagery of what to expect from each stage and completed process. They also provide invaluable information about the materials as well as additional tips for becoming confident with each medium. Wendy Tait shares her passion for watercolor flowers by instructing artists on how to capture the beauty and delicacy of a wide selection of flowers. This painting guide uses a series of demonstrations to illustrate her techniques—from initial transparent misty background washes to adding final tiny details. It gives clear information on what materials are needed, how to choose colors, composition, painting terms, lost and found edges, and aerial perspective. Skills are built up through seven beautiful step-by-step demonstrations including primroses, pansies, heather, anemones, cyclamen, roses, and a mixed bunch of flowers.

North Light's Big Book of Painting Watercolor Flowers


Author: Christina Xenos
Publisher: Northlight
ISBN: 9781581806250
Category: Art
Page: 191
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A large-size treasury of watercolor floral demonstrations instructs reader on how to recreate favorite flowers, covering watercolor basics from composition and wet-into-wet washes to mixing colors and stretching paper, in a step-by-step guide for artists of any expertise level. Original.

Painting Watercolor Flowers That Glow


Author: Jan Kunz
Publisher: North Light Books
ISBN: 9781440303906
Category: Art
Page: 144
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A Celebration of Light Light has the power to make an ordinary flower extraordinary. Inside, Jan Kunz shares simple, step-by-step techniques for capturing that celebrated "glow" in watercolor. A classic approach to a timeless subject, this encore publication of Kunz's best-selling book covers a fabulous range of inspirations, from lilacs artfully arranged in a sterling vase to daisies skipping along a picket fence. Beautifully illustrated pages feature: 20 special floral painting techniques 6 paint-along demonstrations, complete with preliminary drawings a comparison chart of 21 pigments and their special uses for the flower painter coverage of everything from selecting materials and arranging flowers, to mixing glazes for radiant effects Kunz explains how composition, color theory and other important elements of painting apply to painting flowers, distilling years of experience into key techniques artists can take straight to their work for sparkling results. It's the perfect pick for artists who want to spend more time at the easel and less time reading about it.

Anna Mason's Watercolour World


Author: Anna Mason
Publisher: Search Press(UK)
ISBN: 9781782213475
Category: Art
Page: 144
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Learn to paint with Anna Mason, using this inspiring, practical watercolor guide to botanical art Anna's vibrant, detailed and uplifting watercolors have earned her worldwide recognition. In this, her second book, she goes beyond flowers to explore her inspirations from across the natural world, including fruit, birds and animals. The book gives you a very personal insight into Anna's way of working; with clarity and warmth she will help you find inspiration, choose scale and composition, see things correctly and work with discipline and flow until you produce fabulous work of your own. Packed with advice and inspiring finished pieces, this gorgeous book guides the reader through Anna's method of working with a variety of beautiful step-by-step projects and exercises. It is suitable for beginners or for more experienced artists looking to refine their style or try some new techniques.

Beginner's Guide to Botanical Flower Painting


Author: Michael Lakin
Publisher: Search Press(UK)
ISBN: 9781782213109
Category: Art
Page: 128
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Michael Lakin, known for his wonderful traditional botanical art, teaches you how to recreate the beauty of nature from first principles. Michael's six-stage process, detailed within, will allow the reader to reproduce any flower you choose in exacting detail, and with the distinctively crisp, precise finish of botanical painting. This complete guide marries traditional technique with contemporary style and includes sections on color, drawing, continuous tone, composition and dissection; along with a number of varied projects covering flowers from all over the world. The projects are accompanied by tracings.

The Watercolour Flower Painter's a to Z

An Illustrated Directory of Techniques for Painting 50 Popular Flowers
Author: Adelene Fletcher
Publisher: Search Press(UK)
ISBN: 9781782216483
Category:
Page: 128
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From azalea to zantedeschia, this unique watercolour artist's guide offers easy-to-follow, plant-specific information on how to paint, in a crisp and natural style, over 50 of the most popular species of flower. Includes step-by-step photographs, details, and instructions on capturing the individual essence of the flower, together with comprehensive information on the appropriate techniques and colour mixes to use. Glorious full-colour photographs of the finished watercolour show the depth and variety of the plant portraits, from the exquisitely executed passion flower to the bold luminosity of the oriental poppy. This book teaches the essential skills of creating realistic structure and form by close observation of the pattern of light and shade on petals and foliage.

The Acrylic Flower Painter's A-Z

An Illustrated Directory of Techniques for Painting 40 Popular Flowers
Author: Lexi Sundell
Publisher: Search PressLtd
ISBN: 9781844482948
Category: Art
Page: 125
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A guide for acrylic flower artists, revealing how to paint 50 of the popular floral subjects, from agapanthus to zinnia, with plant-specific instructions for capturing the beauty of each species. Each featured flower includes information about its characteristics, instructions, a colour palette, and mini demonstrations showing special techniques.

Nature's Palette

The Science of Plant Color
Author: David Lee
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226471055
Category: Science
Page: 432
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Though he didn’t realize it at the time, David Lee began this book twenty-five years ago as he was hiking in the mountains outside Kuala Lumpur. Surrounded by the wonders of the jungle, Lee found his attention drawn to one plant in particular, a species of fern whose electric blue leaves shimmered amidst the surrounding green. The evolutionary wonder of the fern’s extravagant beauty filled Lee with awe—and set him on a career-long journey to understand everything about plant colors. Nature’s Palette is the fully ripened fruit of that journey—a highly illustrated, immensely entertaining exploration of the science of plant color. Beginning with potent reminders of how deeply interwoven plant colors are with human life and culture—from the shifting hues that told early humans when fruits and vegetables were edible to the indigo dyes that signified royalty for later generations—Lee moves easily through details of pigments, the evolution of color perception, the nature of light, and dozens of other topics. Through a narrative peppered with anecdotes of a life spent pursuing botanical knowledge around the world, he reveals the profound ways that efforts to understand and exploit plant color have influenced every sphere of human life, from organic chemistry to Renaissance painting to the highly lucrative orchid trade. Lavishly illustrated and packed with remarkable details sure to delight gardeners and naturalists alike, Nature’s Palette will enchant anyone who’s ever wondered about red roses and blue violets—or green thumbs.

Learn to Paint in Watercolor with 50 Paintings

Pick Up the Skills, Put On the Paint, Hang Up Your Art
Author: Wil Freeborn
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 1631592777
Category: Art
Page: 144
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Develop your watercolor skills one painting at a time! Are you a watercolor painter newbie? Have you dabbled in watercolors but wish your paintings looked more polished? Well, it's time to remedy that! Learn to Paint in Watercolor is the patient watercolor instructor you've been waiting for. This unique how-to book offers all you need to know about watercolor painting - perfect for first-time painters or anyone interested in refining their skills. Treat the book as an in-depth class on this medium. With each lesson, you'll be privy to a new watercolor technique or subject. Readers will move through the book subject by subject, course by course, painting all along the way. By the time you reach the end, you'll have fifty paintings showcasing your steady progress. You'll start by painting objects that are important to you and then move on to exploring your immediate environment. By the end of the book, your paintings will start to tell your own story, giving you the confidence to continue painting and discovering watercolors' myriad possibilities. Techniques are introduced throughout the book's projects, from using a simple color wash to learning about ink techniques or letting go with loose, free watercolors. At the same time, concepts such as properties of light (vital for watercolorists) give a solid foundation on which to work. Through fine and vibrant strokes, you'll make expressive watercolors that you can be proud of, all thanks to your instructor, Learn to Paint in Watercolor.