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.
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. Easy to follow step-by-step demonstrations 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. Originally published as 'Working with Watercolour', this book uses material from the 'Leisure Arts' series.
You can paint beautiful blooms, step by step! Sunflowers, orchids, daffodils, lilies...your brush can bring these and more to life with Paint Watercolor Flowers. Master watercolorist Birgit O'Connor guides you every step of the way, from selecting essential watercolor supplies, to practicing basic painting techniques, to capturing the unique details of a variety of flowers, to showing them off in striking, color-rich compositions. Learn how to paint nine different flowers, with each demonstration covering important concepts you need for successful results. Friendly, easy-to-follow instructions make flower painting fun and doable for any artist, whether you are new to the medium or simply want to try a subject you haven't painted before. Detailed instruction on color, value, creating shadows, composition and more 3 negative painting demonstrations 9 start-to-finish flower painting demonstrations exploring topics such as creating backgrounds, layering color, values in white flowers, values in colored flowers and much more Learn to play with gorgeous color and water effects, expressing yourself with the unparalleled beauty of nature's bouquet.
"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.
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.
In this practical and inspiring guide for all acrylics enthusiasts—from beginners to experienced artists—helpful advice abounds, covering core principals, such as shopping for materials, which brushes are appropriate for acrylic paint, buying and using a palette knife, and selecting a preparation surface. As each author adds their unique, instructive voice to the subject, aspiring artists will benefit from various viewpoints. Wendy Jelbert explains the basics of painting with acrylics and gives advice on useful techniques and their effects. David Hyde explores landscape painting, from composing landscapes and choosing colors to creating depth and painting different seasons. Carole Massey, an expert on flowers, offers valuable advice on composition, drawing the image, creating accurate flower colors, and capturing tone. Ten easy to follow step-by-step demonstrations—complemented by color photographs and helpful instructions—offer inspirational paintings for painters to both admire and engage.
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 collection of 60 superb flower images by professional nature photographers. Each photograph is accompanied by a step-by-step painting demonstration, with advice on special techniques and working methods, palette choices, and colour-mixing tips.