A Z of Flower Portraits

Author: Billy Showell
Publisher: Search PressLtd
ISBN: 1844484521
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Art

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: 1782210822
Release Date: 2014
Genre: Art

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: 1844484513
Release Date: 2016-03-09
Genre: Botanical illustration

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

Author: Siriol Sherlock
Publisher: Batsford
ISBN: 0713490527
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Art

"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: 0823005305
Release Date: 1996
Genre: Art

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

Author: Claire Waite Brown
Publisher: Chartwell
ISBN: 9780785822813
Release Date: 2009-01-27
Genre: Art

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.

Basic Flower Painting Techniques in Watercolor

Author: Rachel Rubin Wolf
Publisher: North Light Books
ISBN: 0891347305
Release Date: 1996-09-15
Genre: Art

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 Modern Flower Painter

Author: Anna Mason
Publisher: Search PressLtd
ISBN: 1844488632
Release Date: 2014
Genre: Art

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.

Exploring Flowers in Watercolour

Author: Siriol Sherlock
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
ISBN: 071348893X
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Art

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.

North Light s Big Book of Painting Watercolor Flowers

Author: Christina Xenos
Publisher: Northlight
ISBN: 1581806256
Release Date: 2004-12
Genre: Art

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.

Anna Mason s Watercolour World

Author: Anna Mason
Publisher: Search Press(UK)
ISBN: 1782213473
Release Date: 2017-12
Genre: Art

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.

Painting Watercolor Flowers That Glow

Author: Jan Kunz
Publisher: North Light Books
ISBN: 1440303908
Release Date: 2011-06-19
Genre: Art

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.

Beginner s Guide to Botanical Flower Painting

Author: Michael Lakin
Publisher: Search Press(UK)
ISBN: 1782213104
Release Date: 2017-10
Genre: Art

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.