A brand-new series aimed at helping novice painters hone their skills in thirty-minute periods. Ready to Paint in 30 Minutes: Flowers guides the reader through crucial watercolor techniques for representing flowers, such as layering, blending, negative painting, and capturing the unique shapes and markings of flowers. The studies of these skills should only take half an hour each, so can be fit into a busy day. Each of the 34 30-minute lesson builds up skills that will later come in useful when creating three beautiful, full paintings depicting flowers in different contexts--in a landscape, in a vase, or on a trellis. However, the projects themselves also form unique, standalone paintings in a 6 x 4 sketchpad format, of which the artist can be proud as they build up their skillset in watercolor. The variety of flowers and details to paint is just as great: from poppies to pansies, seed heads to stamens. All the artist needs is basic equipment and a thirty-minute time slot in which to create a miniature masterpiece.
100 Playful Desserts with Rainbow Layers, Hidden Fillings, Billowy Frostings, and more
Author: Judith Fertig
Publisher: Hachette UK
Colorful, flavorful home-baked treats just say “happy,” and Bake Happy is all about adding a bit of joy back into your kitchen. A sweet baking book that will bring a smile to the dessert table, Bake Happy includes 100 recipes for cheerful cupcakes and cookies, bars and brownies, tarts and turnovers, and delicious cakes that are speckled, marbled, and striped. This cookbook can be used year-round and will satisfy your sweet tooth and your soul. Whether you're in the mood for creamy chocolate, colorful cake layers, tasty cake batter, or special occasion desserts, you'll find recipes for Citrus Glazed Sunset Cake, Rustic Cherry Pudding, Secret Filling Devil's Food Cupcakes, and more. There are also various options for color and flavor combinations, and 30+ full-color photos throughout.
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.
The art of depicting plants and flowers is almost as old as the history of art itself. Polly Raynes addresses this enduringly fascinating subject and shows readers how produce plant portraits in pencil, pen and ink, charcoal, pastel and watercolor, from simple line studies to fully realized, step-by-step compositions. Readers will also find professional tips for applying the simple laws of perspective and composition, rendering realistic water, creating summer and winter scenes and more. It's all the instruction they need to successfully capture the allure of plants and flowers in their art. Polly Raynes studied art at Brighton College of Art where she obtained a First Class BA Honors degree in 1983. Since then she has worked as a painter/illustrator in publishing, advertising, design and television. In recent years she has concentrated on her own work and has exhibited and sold her paintings in London, Brighton, Chichester and abroad. Polly lives and works in Brighton, England.