A-Z of Flower Portraits: An Illustrated Guide to Painting 40 Beautiful Flowers in Watercolour

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Capturing slender stems and fragile flower blossoms, this step-by-step resource updates traditional botanical paintings, adding an elegant, modern flair to flower portraiture. Each of the four project chapters offer insightful case studies, close-up details, and explanations of various styling techniques and finishing methods that give more than 30 flower portraits an organic feel, emphasizing their botanical nature. Arranged in alphabetical order, this comprehensive all-in-one guidebook includes tips for buying...
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Overview


Capturing slender stems and fragile flower blossoms, this step-by-step resource updates traditional botanical paintings, adding an elegant, modern flair to flower portraiture. Each of the four project chapters offer insightful case studies, close-up details, and explanations of various styling techniques and finishing methods that give more than 30 flower portraits an organic feel, emphasizing their botanical nature. Arranged in alphabetical order, this comprehensive all-in-one guidebook includes tips for buying the best materials for successful results as well as basic brushstroke and surface techniques—such as wet-into-wet, color blending, lifting out, layering glazes, and dry brushing—that build confidence and motivate aspiring artists.
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It all confirms Showell is not just as an impressive floral painter, but also as one of the UK's leading watercolour artists in any genre.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781844484522
  • Publisher: Search Press, Limited
  • Publication date: 8/4/2010
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 548,709
  • Product dimensions: 8.80 (w) x 11.70 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author


Billy Showell is an artist and art instructor. She is the author of "Watercolour Flower Portraits" and "Watercolour Fruit & Vegetable Portraits."
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