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BOOAH8 This practical guide for beginners, in a handy sketchbook format, shows how attractive and successful paintings can be achieved quickly and easily. Expert watercolourist Fiona Peart shares her tips and techniques for producing quick and effective paintings of beautiful flowers in 30 minutes; ideal for those short on time but high on enthusiasm. There are 10 varied step-by-step demonstrations with essential painting skills conveyed through the artists expert tuition and quick, lively studies. 0 Login For Price
SP10177 WENDY TAIT'S WATERCOLOUR FLOWERS. A close and personal look at how Wendy Tait paints flowers with her loose, fresh and imaginative approach. With close examination and showcasing dozens of Wendy's beautiful flower paintings, the book includes information on all aspects on painting flowers in watercolour, from gathering your reference, composition, and the practicalities of paint - all in Wendy's fresh and down-to-earth style. Learn about colour, tone and composition, and benefit from Wendy's lifetime of painting experience with troubleshooting tips, hints to improve your painting, and information on combining watercolours with other media for bright, stunning results. Dozens of popular flowers including roses, lilies, anemones, poppies, cherry blossom, delphiniums and fuchsias. Fresh approaches to painting: loose impressionistic flowers, wildflower landscapes, garden arrangements and gorgeous close ups. 0 Login For Price
SP13109 BEGINNERS GUIDE TO BOTANIAL FLOWER PAINTING. Clean, fresh and precise botanical artwork is within your grasp, with Mick Lakin's clear and simple approach.This complete guide to the crisp, precise finish of botanical painting marries traditional technique with contemporary style and includes sections on colour, drawing, continuous tone, composition and dissection.Michael Lakin makes botanical art approachable with simple exercises and a variety of step-by-step instructional approaches, making this a fantastic guide for aspirational beginners. 1 Login For Price
SP13970 WATERCOLOUR FLOWER ARTIST BIBLE-C.BROWN. An extensive and essential guide to painting flowers in watercolour, with step-by-step illustrated instructions and tips for the more advanced painter.A perfect, portable size for readers to keep handy in the studio and reference often, and with more than 100 step-by-step sequences and diagrams inside, demonstrating how to paint a wide range of flowers from delicate bluebells and daisies, to intricate hyacinths, roses and lilies. The Watercolour Flower Artist's Bible makes the learning process simple and fun for beginning painters, as well as providing useful tips for more advanced artists. 1 Login For Price
SP84409 COMPLETE BOOK of FLOWER DESIGNS. Beautiful floral motifs, decorative patterns, borders and frames in many different styles, from the flowing curves of Art Nouveau designs to the simple lines of folk art. Brimming over with black and white line illustrations, this book offers craftspeople, textile and fine artists a wonderful source of inspiration. Here you will find beautiful floral motifs, decorative patterns, borders and frames in many different styles, from the flowing curves of Art Nouveau designs to the simple lines of folk art. All the popular flowers are included: poppies, roses, lilies, tulips and many more. A colourful gallery of finished pieces is included to show how the designs, which can be reproduced to any scale, can be applied to finished pieces of work. A free CD included. 0 Login For Price
SP84515 BILLY SHOWELLS BOTANICAL PAINTING IN WATERCOLOUR. Billy Showell is a well-respected botanical watercolour artist, and her exceptional eye for detail and ability to re-create the form, texture, colour and patterning of a wide range of plants have earned her a formidable reputation worldwide. Her compositions are given a contemporary, sometimes playful twist, while retaining all the beauty and accuracy of traditional botanical paintings. In this inspiring and indispensable guide for botanical artists, she reveals the materials, methods and techniques she uses to attain her stunningly beautiful portraits of flowers, fruit and vegetables. There is expert guidance on tools and materials, working from life, observation, and drawing and painting techniques, as well as detailed sections on pattern, texture, and colour and colour mixing. With numerous step-by-step studies, close-up photographs and examples of Billy's exquisite paintings, this book is not only packed full of invaluable advice and information but also a visually stunning showcase for the work of this amazing artist. 0 Login For Price
SP84522 A-Z of FLOWER PORTRAITS - BILLY SHOWELL. Billy Showell is a well-respected contemporary artist whose watercolour flower portraits have earned her the respect of watercolour artists all over the world. In this book, 40 flower portraits are presented, arranged in alphabetical order, each one accompanied by small studies, details, step-by-step instructions and the colour mixes used to accomplish the finished work. At the start of the book there are useful sections on the materials and equipment needed and the main techniques used, including wet-into-wet, colour blending, lifting out, layering glazes, dry brushing and colour mixing, and at the end of the book Billy gives her own unique slant on composition and discusses the importance of creating a sketchbook. Whether you love to paint, or simply love flowers, this book will delight and inspire you. 1 Login For Price
SP86687 JANET WHITTLES WATERCOLOUR FLOWERS. Janet Whittle's watercolour paintings, characterised by their vibrant use of colour and imaginative compositions, are brilliantly showcased in this glorious book, which includes clear step-by-step explanations of all her techniques and numerous examples of her work.Janet Whittle's paintings are characterised by their vibrant colours and imaginative compositions, showcased here in this glorious book in which she explains her evocative use of colour and the numerous creative techniques she uses for capturing the beauty of flowers in her paintings - wet-in-wet, wet-in-dry, negative painting, masking, lifting out, glazing and more. Clear step-by-step projects are included, as well as many examples of her work, providing ideas and inspiration for novice as well as more experienced artists. 0 Login For Price
SP88636 MODERN FLOWER PAINTER Anna Mason. Anna's clear teaching will give you confidence in painting beautiful watercolour flowers in a modern twist on the botanical style, From complete beginners to more experienced watercolourists, this book offers in-depth instruction on drawing and painting, plus dozens of inspirational floral artworks.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. 2 Login For Price
SP88766 HOW TO DRAW - FLOWERS & TREES. Whatever their skill level, artists will love the easy approach to flower and tree drawing in this extremely good value book. It contains a wonderful selection of flowers and trees and each drawing begins with amazingly simple shapes that can then be built up to create beautiful finished pictures. Helpful two colour instruction guarantees good results and the simplicity of the teaching method makes the learning process fun and effective. Observation is an important part of the drawing process, and this book is a wonderful resource for anyone wanting to understand the structure of flowers and trees, and all those who are keen to develop their confidence and techniques. Artists will discover much to excite and inspire them with this inspirational guide. 1 Login For Price
SP89473 THE KEW BOOK OF BOTANICAL ILLUSTRATION. Kew is eminent worldwide in botanical science and the study and preservation of plant species, and Christabel King has been doing illustrations for them for 40 years and is their foremost botanical artist. Here she explains both scientific botanical illustration and the looser botanical art, and covers materials, collecting and preserving plant specimens, drawing and painting techniques, magnification, using dividers, drawing from life, composition, light and shade and transferring drawings. She goes on to discuss painting leaves, flowers, cactii and succulents, wildflowers, trees and plates for Curtis's Botanical magazine. A chapter on travel drawings gives a flavour of the author's passion and worldwide experience. There is a helpful section on suitable subjects for beginners and a glossary of terms. The text is highly illustrated throughout with beautiful paintings. 2 Login For Price
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