A-Z of Flower Portraits

An Illustrated Guide to Painting 40 Beautiful Flowers in Watercolour

Author: Billy Showell

Publisher: Search PressLtd

ISBN: 9781844484522

Category: Art

Page: 128

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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: 9781782210825

Category: Art

Page: 128

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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: 9781844484515

Category: Botanical illustration

Page: 192

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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

Painting with Watercolours

Author: Siriol Sherlock

Publisher: Batsford

ISBN: 9780713490527

Category: Art

Page: 128

View: 2013

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"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.

The Modern Flower Painter

A Guide to Creating Vibrant Botanical Portraits in Watercolour

Author: Anna Mason

Publisher: Search PressLtd

ISBN: 9781844488636

Category: Art

Page: 128

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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.

Basic Flower Painting Techniques in Watercolor

Author: Rachel Rubin Wolf

Publisher: North Light Books

ISBN: 9780891347309

Category: Art

Page: 128

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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.

Exploring Flowers in Watercolour

Techniques and Images

Author: Siriol Sherlock

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 9780713488937

Category: Art

Page: 128

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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: 9781581806250

Category: Art

Page: 191

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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: 9781782213475

Category: Art

Page: 144

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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.

Beginner's Guide to Botanical Flower Painting

Author: Michael Lakin

Publisher: Search Press(UK)

ISBN: 9781782213109

Category: Art

Page: 128

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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.

The Acrylic Flower Painter's A-Z

An Illustrated Directory of Techniques for Painting 40 Popular Flowers

Author: Lexi Sundell

Publisher: Search PressLtd

ISBN: 9781844482948

Category: Art

Page: 125

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A guide for acrylic flower artists, revealing how to paint 50 of the popular floral subjects, from agapanthus to zinnia, with plant-specific instructions for capturing the beauty of each species. Each featured flower includes information about its characteristics, instructions, a colour palette, and mini demonstrations showing special techniques.

Botanical Illustration for Beginners

A Step-by-Step Guide

Author: Meriel Thurstan,Rosie Martin

Publisher: Pavilion Books

ISBN: 1849943079

Category: Art

Page: 300

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A unique and exciting approach to botanical illustration, this beginner guide demonstrates everything you need to know about capturing beautiful botanical specimens on paper. Each exercise guides the reader through a different aspect of botanical illustration, breaking the whole process down into simple, easy-to-follow stages. Whether you are a beginner looking for advice on composition and how to plot out your initial drawings, an experienced artist looking to develop your skills at colour mixing and working with unusual colours, or an old hand looking to capture more challenging and complex textures and shapes, there is something for botanical artists of all levels. Acclaimed artists Rosie Martin and Meriel Thurstan ran the popular botanical painting course at the Eden Project and have filled this fantastically illustrated guide with practical and inspirational worksheets, colour swatches, sketches and stunning finished paintings.

Glorious Garden Flowers in Watercolor

Author: Susan Harrison-Tustain

Publisher: North Light Books

ISBN: 9781581803891

Category: Art

Page: 128

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With a seductive painting style described as ''realism with a soul,'' capture the essence of flowers in their natural settings.

Flowers: The Watercolor Art Pad

Author: Rachel Pedder-Smith

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 125014647X

Category: Art

Page: 56

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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!

Recorder from the Beginning

Author: John Pitts

Publisher: Music Sales Amer

ISBN: 9780711950818

Category: Music

Page: 50

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(Music Sales America). This recorder course by John Pitts is written for 7-11 year olds no previous knowledge of music or recorders is necessary. It is carefully graded with clear explanations at every stage, enouraging children to develop musical skils as well as recorder techniques. Book 3 introduces the remaining eight notes plus seven new notes with familiar fingerings (enharmonics).

The Watercolor Flower Artist's Bible

An Essential Reference for the Practicing Artist

Author: Claire Waite Brown

Publisher: Chartwell

ISBN: 078582281X

Category: Art

Page: 192

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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.

The Kew Book of Botanical Illustration

Author: Christabel King

Publisher: Search Press(UK)

ISBN: 9781844489473

Category: Art

Page: 128

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"Kew is eminent worldwide in botanical science and preservation, and Christabel King is their foremost botanical artist. Here she explains botanical art and illustration, covering materials, collecting plant material, drawing and painting techniques, magnification, and painting leaves, flowers, cacti and succulents, wildflowers, trees and plates for Curtis's Botanical magazine."--

Painting Flowers in Watercolour

A Naturalistic Approach

Author: Coral Guest

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780713651614

Category: Flowers in art

Page: 128

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Adopting a naturalistic approach to painting, the artist Coral G. Guest talks in this book about how best to achieve not only the colours but also the textures and shadings that are so important in painting flowers. She chooses a wide variety of plants to illustrate this step-by-step guide.