"Jill Winch is an award-winning botanical artist and has been teaching people to paint and draw flowers for many years. In this delightful book, she teaches the key skills for making successful paintings of flowers. She breaks the process down into manageable steps, taking examples from a wide range of flowers. Throughout the book, Jill's own beautiful paintings provide inspiration and guidance."--Provided by Amazon.com.
Table of Contents Introduction About Watercolors Short History Types of Water Colors Different Techniques of Watercolor painting Flowers in Water Colors Comparison with Other Mediums Oil Paints Acrylic Paints Others Materials used for water color painting Material for drawing Tracing Paper Water colors Paper Pallet Brushes Masking fluid Containers Tissue Paper Board Masking Tape Hair Dryer Materials needed in this book for painting Primary and Secondary Colors Color Wheel and its significance Practice Activities Three tones Exercise#1 Shading Exercise#2 Exercise#3 Exercise#4 Exercise#5 Exercise#6 How to Draw Free hand drawing Tracing Flower Painting Lessons How to paint Lavenders How to paint a rose in water colors How to paint Tulips How to paint an Iris How to paint a Sunflower Conclusion Artist Bio Publisher Introduction It is not difficult! I guess this line will open the doors of hope for you. And I’m not just bragging. It sure is one of the most difficult mediums to paint with and that was exactly the challenge I accepted when I started my Arts education. I thought, how difficult can it really be? I have realized over the time that everything in this world is difficult only until you learn it. If you try, you do get a grasp of it sooner or later. One very important thing is that you find someone who can teach you, and can teach you well. Here I hope I will be able to transfer as much knowledge as I can in a possibly detailed manner. If you were in a class, I would be open to questions. But that is not the case in our situation, so I want to make sure that by the time you finish this book, you won’t have any questions left. I am keeping the struggles in my mind, that I made just to learn this technique and how I wished I could get one person or a single book that could be my fairy god mother and teach me everything I needed to know in a wave of a wand. That didn’t happen, of course. But I did learn and now that I know, I want to transfer my knowledge to you. Why is water color one of the difficult materials? Everybody has their own reasons; the only reason that I am going to tell you is that they are a bit hard to control. Don’t worry! Don’t be taken aback. I’m here to teach you. This book contains activities by which you will learn to control your color, brush strokes, and many other things.
Painting flowers is a joyful experience - to capture and celebrate the colour, form and beauty of flowers in watercolour is an endlessly exciting pursuit. This book encourages you to experiment and play when you paint, to enjoy the process of creating a painting, and to develop your own style as you observe and render either a single stem or a full floral abstract. By moving from the tight constraints of botanical illustration, it encourages a looser style of floral painting that allows for a more personal and unique interpretation of the subject. Contents include: Observational skills - the importance of looking closely at a subject to see detail in a new way; Understanding your materials and equipment - looks at traditional tools and paints, but also how photography and other digital media can be used to the artist's advantage; Inspiration and design ideas - suggest ways to express emotions by experimenting with colour, shapes, concepts and narrative. Demonstrations, exercises, studio tips and projects guide the way, but the book's emphasis is on developing your own ideas and styles through creative experimentation. Beautifully illustrated with 273 colour images.
Discover Simple Step-by-step Techniques for Painting an Array of Flowers and Plants
Author: David Lloyd Glover
Publisher: Walter Foster Pub
With helpful artist tips and easy-to-follow lessons covering a variety of flowers, The Art of Painting Flowers in Oil & Acrylic will teach readers everything they need to know to create beautiful floral works of art in oil and acrylic.
The innate delicacy and beauty of flowers make them a compelling source of inspiration and a very popular subject for artists. The essence of a good flower painting is not only the artist's ability to capture the colour and shape of leaves and petals but also to transfer the life and vigour of a living plant to paper on canvas. An Introduction to Painting Flowers provides all the essential information needed to create successful floral compositions - whatever your chosen subject or medium. The initial chapters outline what materials are available and how they can be used to create different effects. Further chapters explore how to use a sketchbook to full advantage and how to approach composition while explaining the role of colour and light in a painting. Finished paintings and step-by-step sequences demonstrate the techniques described in the text. Throughout the book, artist Elisabeth Harden emphasises the importance of accurate observation of your subject and the value of experimentation with new ideas, techniques and media. She encourages all flower painters to build up their knowledge and confidence and to find their own individual style.
Noted decorative painter Stephanie Weightman spent months perfecting the one-of-a-kind methodologies for painting convincing pictures on cakes that are presented in this guidebook. Employing the use of edible powder food colors with edible varnish, this book allows sugarcrafters to depict stunning and elegant floral designs with an unparalleled subtlety and depth. Beginning with a demonstration of how to initially cover a variety of cakes, Weightman then shows how to double-load a varnish-dipped brush with two colors and demonstrates a variety of brush strokes to create beautiful sunflowers, roses, rosebuds, berries, stems, tendrils and bows with a fresh, three dimensional appearance. Also featured are 14 stunning, step-by-step projects that including shaped cakes, tiered cakes, mini cakes, and cupcakes, decorated with an amazing array of flowers and styles, proving readers with endless opportunities for creativity.
Step-by-Step Techniques for Fresh and Vibrant Floral Paintings
Author: Charles Reid
Category: Flowers in art
The book progresses from basic brush strokes and colour mixing, through studies of individual flowers, leaves, fruit and vegetables, to full-scale step-by-step projects that allow you to put your new-found skills into practice. Little by little, you will acquire the confidence and skills to tackle subjects of your own choosing and begin to develop your own painting style.
Trudy Friend's watercolour pencil work is breathtaking, and she invites you to share her love of drawing and painting flowers in this book. Covering flowers in all their glory, you will learn how to draw luminous, convincing flowers in a variety of settings, from garden chrysanthemums to sunflower-thronged landscapes. Watercolour pencils are a creative and rewarding art medium, with many exciting ranges, each with their own distinct techniques and effects. Trudy shows you exactly what you can achieve with each type, and how to combine them in vibrant multi-media pencil paintings.