Practical Visual Advice on How to Create Flower Portraits Using Watercolours
Here is an instant and comprehensive guide to painting over 70 different types of flowers, berries, and foliage. A companion volume to 'The Watercolour Flower Painter's Pocket Palette', this book demonstrates how to paint a further collection of flowers, leaves, and berries, expanding on techniques described in the first volume and introducing new ones.
Beginning with a useful colour chart and paint permanence ratings, the book moves on to describe the exciting techniques by which watercolour paint can be manipulated to create magnificent flower portraits. The flowers are then categorised into a series of basic shapes, with an introduction describing each flower type, along with drawings that examine the perspective and patterns of light and shadow that comprise the three-dimensional form. Step-by-step demonstrations follow, illustrating the techniques involved, and analysing the particular colour mixes required to produce a spectrum of flower shades, from delicate pastels to darker, more intense tones. Whether beginner or advanced 'The Watercolour Flower Painter's Pocket Palette' will enable any artist to create flower paintings with confidence and delight.