The Flower Painter's Essential Handbook

The Flower Painter's Essential Handbook : How to Paint 50 Beautiful Flowers in Watercolour

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From Agapanthus to Water lily, this unique artist's reference offers easy-to-follow, plant-specific information on how to paint 50 of today's most popular flowers. Each flower is explored within a spread, showing through clear illustrations how to draw the basic flower shape and how to paint a detailed flower bloom; further suggestions for designing and enhancing compositions are also provided. There is full practical instruction for painting each flower through a series of annotated illustrations, step-by-step instructions, as well as the essential colour palette. To ensure this is the indispensable reference for all artists, there is also a full introductory section covering basic materials, techniques and colour.show more

Product details

  • Electronic book text | 128 pages
  • DAVID & CHARLES
  • Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
  • 200 colour, 50 line illustrations
  • 0715335987
  • 9780715335987

Table of contents

Introduction; Materials and Techniques; The Flowers; Agapanthus - Amaryllis - Anemones - Begonias - Blossoms - Bluebells - Bougainvilleas - Buttercups - Camellias - Cardoons - Carnations - Chinese Lanterns - Chrysanthemums - Clivias - Cyclamens - Daffodils - Dahlias - Daisies - Day lilies - Foxgloves - Fuchsias - Geraniums - Gladioli - Hellebores - Hibiscuses - Honeysuckles - Hyacinths - Hydrangeas - Irises - Lilacs - Lilies - Lupins - Magnolias - Nasturtiums - Orchids - Pansies - Peonies - Poinsettias - Poppies - Primroses - Red hot pokers - Rhododendrons - Romneyas - Roses - Snapdragons - Snowdrops - Sunflowers - Sweet peas - Tulips - Water lilies; * Closing Thoughts; * Index.show more

About Jill Bays

Jill Bays is the author of many successful practical art books including Watercolours in a Weekend: Flowers, The Watercolourist's Garden and Drawing Workbook. She is a regular contributor to the leisure painting press, and regularly teaches classes and holiday courses. Jill lives in Weybridge, Surrey.show more