Four respected watercolour artists provide a comprehensive guide to watercolour flower painting, including information on the materials you will need, instruction on vital wash and softening techniques, and many step-by-step flower projects for you to follow.
Watercolour is the ideal medium for painting flowers due to its wonderful translucency and in his new book, The Magic of Watercolour Flowers, Paul Riley shows readers how to paint colourful, vibrant flower paintings. He explains how to achieve exciting special effects in your flower compositions by using certain textural techniques, such as soft edges, and different light sources to make the most out of watercolour's natural translucency and create mood for your paintings. Paul Riley encourages readers to be more adventurous in their paintings by adding figures and still life objects to their compositions, which can lend character and personality to a painting. There are many step-by-step paintings and useful tips and techniques throughout with chapters on flower markets, flowers in the garden, flowers in the landscape and a fascinating section showing how to combine imaginative decorated still life objects with flowers. In addition, Paul Riley shows how to use collage to create exciting and unexpected compositions. Capturing the beauty of flowers in watercolour has been the aim of painters for centuries and in this book, Paul Riley, inspires and encourages readers to take their watercolour flower paintings a step further, to make the most of the medium's natural versatility.
WATERCOLOURS. This is a practical and comprehensive guide for all watercolour enthusiasts, from the beginner to the experienced artist. Starting with advice on materials, colour and composition, it goes on to describe basic and more advanced techniques and the wonderful effects they can produce. This title includes easy-to-follow step-by-step demonstrations that show the reader how to paint skies, trees, water, buildings and flowers, and each section is accompanied by a selection of inspirational paintings by the seven featured artists, in a rich variety of styles. Seven respected and well-loved authors share their expertise, offering a wide variety of styles for readers to admire and emulate. This is a comprehensive guide to watercolour, including many techniques, styles and subjects. Its step-by-step photographs and clear instructions make watercolour painting accessible for beginners as well as more experienced painters.
"Learn how to paint beautiful pictures with this compact new edition ... authors reveal their secrets and show ho to capture skies, water, flowers and more, to help makel your landscapes convincing. 22 detailed step-by-step demonstrations ; expert advice on all the techniques needed, from initial washes to final details ; top tips for producing beautiful paintings"--Back cover.
This title provides a year-long course in watercolour flower painting. It contains both step-by-step demonstrations and more challenging projects. The book is divided into monthly chapters, revealing that the quieter seasons of autumn and winter offer just as many flower painting possibilities as the busy spring and summer months. Each chapter offers one full step-by-step demonstration plus several projects - some simple, some more ambitious - relevant to the time of year.
This is a practical and inspiring guide for acrylic artists of all levels of ability, from beginners who want to learn how to paint with acrylics to experienced artists looking for inspiration and ideas. Three well-known artists and authors share their expertise and enthusiasm for this exciting medium, starting with the materials and basic skills you need for painting with acrylics and moving on to more advanced techniques. Wendy Jelbert demonstrates colour mixing and the wonderful effects she creates in her stunning paintings, and David Hyde explores landscapes, from composing landscapes and choosing colours to creating depth and depicting the seasons. Carole Massey shares her love of flower painting and gives expert advice on mixing colours for flowers, using tone, drawing and composition. There are ten easy-to-follow, step-by-step demonstrations with clear photographs and helpful instructions, and many inspirational paintings for readers to admire. Comprises material from the Leisure Arts series: Painting with Acrylics (9780855328405); Landscapes in Acrylics (9780855320234); Creative Acrylic Techniques (9780855328481);Flowers in Acrylics (9780855328535)
In this highly practical book award-winning artist Charles Reid uses his exceptionally fresh and free-flowing watercolours to show artists how to bring their floral paintings vividly to life. Starting out with basic brushstrokes and colour mixing, the artist leads readers through a series of exercises on painting individual flowers, leaves fruit and vegetables, keeping composition simple and carefully analysing local colour value. In the last section of the book full-scale step-by-step projects allow readers to put their newly found skills into practice Practical instruction and invaluable tips are accompanied throughout by a stunning selection of the artist's fresh and vibrant images.
A Practical Guide to Learning to Paint Flowers in Watercolour
Author: Trevor Waugh
A fun and accessible guide to painting flowers in watercolour with step-by-step exercises. World-renowned artist Trevor Waugh reveals the secrets of painting flowers in watercolour in this fun, easy-to-follow book. Focusing on the techniques that matter the most, you'll be able to start producing better flower paintings in the space of an afternoon. The book includes expert guidance on all aspects of flower painting in watercolour, including the basic shapes and how to combine them, how to design the perfect composition and how to create subtle and evocative effects. The author shares tips on how to use colour to create realistic-looking flowers and foliage, his go-to basic palette and details on how to create beautiful, nuanced colour mixes. There is also a section on how to achieve real artistry in your work, using hard and soft edges, clever observation and different angles to perfect your work. Armed with this beautiful book, packed with breathtaking inspirational paintings and a selection of helpful step-by-step demonstration sequences, you'll become an expert flower painting in no time at all.
The aim of this book is to inspire amateur artists to create beautiful flower paintings in watercolour by developing their own style right from the start. With this in mind, the book contains plenty of instruction on essential watercolour techniques and methods, and includes the following key features: projects - practical projects, with a system of self-assessment to monitor progress; demonstrations - developing a painting step-by-step; exercises - additional exercises to put theory into practice; ideas - flowers with still life, in garden settings, close-up compositions, flowers in the landscape, flower portraits and studies; and inspiration - a wide selection of flower paintings to show different styles and techniques. The book features paintings by the author and a number of other well-known contemporary artists, including John Lidzey, Shirley Trevena and Ann Blockley. It adopts a workshop approach, with practical projects, exercises and step-by-step demos.