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.
WATERCOLOURS. People who want to learn to paint orchids without relying on their drawing skills have everything they need in this book. The orchid family is a diverse and widespread group of flowering plants with colourful and fragrant blooms. It is also one of the two largest families of flowering plants, and therefore there are a lot of beautiful flowers to take inspiration from. In this book, Ann Mortimer has chosen to paint a pink miltonia, backlit phalaenopsis, slipper orchid, miltonia orchid and an orchid in a bowl. The tracings and clear step-by-step photographs explain the painting process in great depth and make it easy for readers to reproduce all of these projects. The Ready to Paint series provides six tracings for readers to pull out and transfer on to watercolour paper.
For amateur artists who want to learn to paint flowers but lack basic drawing skills, this painting guide will help widen their repertoire of watercolor technique. Featuring six tracings for flower-painting enthusiasts to pull out and transfer on to watercolor paper, this art resource features step-by-step instructions and photographs on creating vibrant color washes. Projects include a sunflower bouquet, poppies, tulips, iris, and buddleia.
This beginner's guide to painting watercolor street scenes contains 32 simple 30-minute exercises. Each teaches a new street-scene element or technique to gradually build up your painting skills. At the end of the book are 3 complete projects that demonstrate how to integrate the elements into vibrant, inspiring street scenes. Actual-size tracings are included for each project.
Learn to paint trees and woodlands in thirty half-hour lessons with master artist Geoff Kersey. Tracings are provided to transfer to the paper or canvass. No drawing necessary! This complete beginner's guide to painting trees and woodlands scenes is ideal if you want to learn to paint but are short on time. 30 quick and easy exercises that each take no more than 30 minutes to complete offer you a complete course for all the skills you need to paint trees on their own and as part of beautiful scenes. The 30-minute paintings are all worked at postcard size - ideal for a 6 x 4in watercolor pad, and tracings are included for those with limited drawing skills. Each small painting is a work of art in its own right, and can be stored in your portfolio for reference later, or framed and hung on the wall to impress your friends. The final section of the book contains three complete paintings that demonstrate how to combine all the techniques and elements of painting landscapes, as gleaned from the preceding chapters. These paintings, too, are accompanied by actual-size tracings.
Many people think they don't have enough time to paint, but in this attractive guide Trevor Waugh encourages quick and simple learning. By working with just a few materials and focusing on just the key techniques it is possible to paint successful flowers in watercolour in no more than half an hour. And for those artists who already have a little painting experience, learning to work more quickly enables them to free up their style and paint more spontaneously.With clear, easy-to-follow advice and ideas presented in a simple approachable way, this book provides a perfect introduction to painting flowers in watercolour quickly and easily. Key features include quick tips, handy checklists, practical projects, simple exercises and step-by-step demonstrations.
Provides pull-out tracings for nine floral paintings, along with instructions for how to bring them to life with watercolour paint. This book offers guidance on how to transfer the tracings to watercolour paper, along with a section on what materials to use.
With its simple instructions and stunning inspirational illustrations, Flowers: The Watercolor Artpad is the perfect introduction to the timeless art of painting flowers in watercolors. Inside the book are 15 pages of simple line drawings of flowers—from wild poppies to sculpted calla lilies—printed on high-quality watercolor paper for you to remove and paint. The outlines allow you to skip the sketching and simply begin painting. Each sketch is accompanied by a color guide and a completed version of the same flower to serve as a model and inspiration as you paint your own. Using simple terms and step-by-step illustrations, the author explains the basic tenants of botanical watercolor showing you how to layer delicate washes of color and subtle shading so you can easily master the art of creating beautiful, life-like flowers. All you need is this book and some paint to get started today!
Learn to paint watercolor landscapes in 30 half-hour lessons with master artist Dave Woolass. Tracings are provided to transfer to the paper or canvass. No drawing necessary! This complete beginner's guide to painting watercolor landscapes is ideal if you want to learn to paint but are short on time. Broken down into 30 quick and easy paintings that take no more than 30 minutes to complete, this basic course will teach you all the skills you need to paint landscapes and their components, including trees in winter, sparkling water, hedgerows and gates, animals, human figures and buildings in the landscape. The 30-minute paintings are all worked at postcard size - ideal for a 6 x 4in watercolor pad, and tracings are included for those with limited drawing skills. Each small painting is a work of art in its own right, and can be stored in your portfolio for reference later, or framed and hung on the wall to impress your friends. The book also includes 3 larger paintings that demonstrate how you can combine the elements you have learned into vibrant, atmospheric landscapes. The book is broken down into chapters that focus, respectively, on washes, color mixing, building up the landscape and dropping in the details, while the final section of the book contains 3 complete paintings that demonstrate how to combine all the techniques and elements of painting landscapes learned, also accompanied by actual-size tracings.
Geoff Kersey shows how to paint five famous Paris scenes including the Eiffel Tower, the Arc de Triomphe and a Montmartre Caf�, and all the outlines are provided as pull-out tracings. People who want to learn to paint without relying on their drawing skills have everything they need in this book.
This practical and inspirational guide, in a handy sketchbook format, is aimed at the practised beginner and shows how to achieve successful watercolour landscapes in just 30 minutes – ideal for the busy amateur artist who doesn't have much time to paint.
A unique guide that will teach complete beginners how to paint a beautiful floral watercolour in just one weekend. Beginners recognise that they need to acquire basic painting skills - but at the same time they are eager to produce their first finished painting. This popular 'weekend' formula allows them to do both in a limited amount of time - to build skills gradually and to produce an attractive, frameable painting that they can hang on their walls by the end of the weekend. The author starts by introducing the materials required, and then leads readers through a series of watercolour technique exercises designed to provide a basic grounding in the skills needed for this subject area. This instruction is followed by six weekend projects for painting a range of popular floral subjects: a single flower; a group of white flowers; an indoors still life; an outdoors close-up; autumn flowers; and wild flowers in the landscape. Each course starts with practice exercises to be completed on the Saturday; readers are then ready to complete the full watercolour painting on the Sunday. Clear instructions accompany step-by-step photographs throughout, and technical information is given in special feature boxes.
Applying her clear, reassuring guidance to five step-by-step watercolor flower still lifes, Fiona Peart guides new artists through the basic principles of this inspiring medium. Each project shares a distinctive style: applying clean, very wet washes of watercolor in free and intuitive ways. Painters will learn the delicate technique of brushing different washes side by side with a striking, natural fluidity. Getting started is easy, as each project is accompanied by reusable tracing papers?painters need only trace the outline of the tulip with a soft graphite pencil, then rub the outline onto watercolor paper to achieve the transfer?eliminating the need for strong drawing skills, and ensuring a balanced, professional-quality composition.
This practical and inspirational guide, in a handy sketchbook format, is aimed at the practised beginner and shows how to achieve successful watercolour paintings of people in just 30 minutes – ideal for the busy amateur artist who doesn't have much time to paint.
Amateur and beginning artists who are interested in painting trees and woodlands but cannot rely on their drawing skills will appreciate the demonstration projects in this book. With six reusable pull-out tracing papers, clear instructions, and step-by-step photographs, it is a great assistant for both students and enthusiasts wishing to capture the beauty of trees in striking watercolor paintings. The demonstration scenes include a bluebell wood, a winter landscape, an autumn woodland, a pair of ancient oaks, and a willow leaning over a boat.
With a thoughtful eye toward amateur artists and art students, this introduction to watercolor painting collects five dramatic ocean views that range from craggy cliffs and crashing waves to stirring waters of a tranquil bay. Employing a fresh, expressive voice, Tony Cowlishaw includes detailed, step-by-step descriptions and advice for each inspiring project. Every project in this guide includes pull-out tracing paper that easily transfers each seaside composition to watercolor paper using only a soft graphite pencil and a rubbing tool, eliminating prerequisite drawing skills and making getting started simple and easy.
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.
Approaching the subject of pastoral landscapes with his typical verve, beloved instructor Terry Harrison guides beginning watercolor artists through five country scenes in this step-by-step guide. From a country estate beyond an open gate to a small church nestled among a bluebell wood, each scene is carefully selected to give new artists confidence and offer intermediate artists a handful of satisfying challenges. All projects are accompanied by pull-out tracing paper that easily transfers each scene onto watercolor paper?artists need only a soft graphite pencil and a rubbing tool to achieve the transfer?eliminating the need for prerequisite drawing abilities. Additional scenes include a snowy winter pasture and a small footbridge crossing a ford among autumn leaves.