Author: Ann Mortimer
Publisher: Ready to Paint in 30 Minutes
Release Date: 2017-06-24
Genre: Botanical illustration
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.
Das Vorlagenbuch zeigt eine grosse Motivvielfalt an Tieren, Menschen, Pflanzen, Lebensmitteln, Architektur, Fahrzeugen usw. Einfach nachvollziehbare Schritt-für-Schritt-Abbildungen helfen gerade zeichnerisch Ungeübten beim Nachzeichnen.
Das reichhaltig illustrierte Buch ist ein ideales Einteigerwerk und vermittelt dem Leser alle grundlegenden Aquarelltechniken. Mit Hilfe zahlreicher Schritt-für-Schritt-Darstellungen werden einfache und fortgeschrittene Techniken erklärt. Der Hobbymaler wird an die immer wieder bevorzugten Themen wie Stillleben, Landschaft, Figuren und Porträts herangeführt. Alle wichtigen Materialien und die unterschiedlichen Aquarelltechniken werden vorgestellt. Das Buch gibt Hinweise für die geeignete Motivsuche, erklärt die Darstellung von Bewegungsabläufen und vermittelt die Grundregeln von Komposition und Farbgebung.
Author: Carol Petelin
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
Release Date: 2015-03-17
One of the most appealing, as well as one of the easiest, ways of bringing a breath of summer in to the home is to use dried and pressed flowers to make an almost endless variety of attractive arrangements and designs. Pot pourri, made with colorful, fragrant plants and carefully selected herbs and spices, recreate evocative scents to remind us of Nature's fragrance. Carol Petelin, author of the successful The Creative Guide to Dried Flowers, has drawn on her wealth of experience to provide the ultimate guide to drying and using flowers, plants, and herbs in a myriad of creative ways. First, she describes plants that can be most successfully grown, even by those with limited garden space, and explains how to best harvest and dry them. The next section covers the art of dried flower arranging. There is advice on working with different combinations of color and form to create arrangements in containers, bouquets, posies, garlands, and swags. She tells how to gather and press flowers and herbs and offers a variety of imaginative projects for them. The final section is devoted to pot pourri. The author includes recipes for deliciously fragrant mixtures and describes how pot pourri, scented flowers, and spices can be used to make many delightfully fragranced items. There is a list of sources for herbs and essential oils. Lavishly illustrated throughout with Simon McBride's color photographs and decorated with some of Edith Holden's own drawings from The Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady and The Nature Notes of an Edwardian Lady, The Country Diary Book of Flowers will inspire all those who wish to practice the art of dried flower arranging and to make unusual and attractive gifts for their homes and friends.