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

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

by Billy Showell
 

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

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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 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781844484522
Publisher:
Search Press, Limited
Publication date:
08/04/2010
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
277,336
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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