Painting Floral Botanicals

Author: Michelle Temares
Publisher: Northlight
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Some of the most commonly seen accessories in home decor are botanical prints. This book teaches readers how to achieve the unique look of these painting, using easy-to-find bottled acrylic paints that can be thinned with water to give a layered, translucent watercolor effect. The book begins with a chapter on simple painting techniques used in this style, including how to make color washes of acrylic paints and how to place the design on to the surface to make a good composition. The heart of the book presents 8 step-by-step projects on a variety of floral subjects, including wildflowers, flowering herbs, bulb flowers, delphiniums and other favorite botanical subjects. Readers, will also learn how to accurately render leaves and stems; paint borders and tes stains; and matte, frame and display finished artwork. Drawings and patterns accompany every project.

The Art of Botanical Bird Illustration

Author: Mindy Lighthipe
Publisher: Walter Foster Jr
ISBN: 1633223787
Format: PDF
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The Art of Botanical & Bird Illustration is a guide for contemporary artists aspiring to master shape, color, and texture and render beautiful, realistic, and vibrant botanical artwork! An expert botanical artist educates you about the tools and materials traditionally used in botanical illustration, including pencils, colored pencils, watercolor, gouache, and pastels. This thorough yet easily digestible guide includes overviews of key illustration techniques and basic color theory and mixing and is loaded with exercises designed to help you learn to see shape, value, and form. By learning to understand plant life and anatomy, you can craft elegant flowers, leaves, trees, and much more in no time! To bring it all together, The Art of Botanical & Bird Illustration includes step-by-step demonstrations to follow along with as you practice taking sketches and transforming them into fully rendered, colorful pieces of fine art.

Georgia O Keeffe

Author: Georgia O'Keeffe
Publisher: Cantz
ISBN: 9783775713610
Format: PDF
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Edited by Bice Curiger. Essays by Bice Curiger, Carter Ratcliff, Peter J. Schneimann and Robert Storr.

How to Paint Flowers and Plants in Watercolour

Author: Janet Whittle
Publisher: Search Press(UK)
ISBN: 9781782214182
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Janet Whittle's vibrant and evocative compositions capture all the glory and beauty of flowers. Open this book to learn Janet's creative techniques and approach for capturing the beauty of flowers in her paintings. Clear step-by-step projects are included, as well as many examples of Janet's inspirational work. This is an inspirational resource for ideas on how to make your flower painting skills grow!

Botanical Illustration for Beginners

Author: Meriel Thurstan
Publisher: Pavilion Books
ISBN: 1849943079
Format: PDF, Docs
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A unique and exciting approach to botanical illustration, this beginner guide demonstrates everything you need to know about capturing beautiful botanical specimens on paper. Each exercise guides the reader through a different aspect of botanical illustration, breaking the whole process down into simple, easy-to-follow stages. Whether you are a beginner looking for advice on composition and how to plot out your initial drawings, an experienced artist looking to develop your skills at colour mixing and working with unusual colours, or an old hand looking to capture more challenging and complex textures and shapes, there is something for botanical artists of all levels. Acclaimed artists Rosie Martin and Meriel Thurstan ran the popular botanical painting course at the Eden Project and have filled this fantastically illustrated guide with practical and inspirational worksheets, colour swatches, sketches and stunning finished paintings.

The Watercolor Flower Artist s Bible

Author: Claire Waite Brown
Publisher: Chartwell
ISBN: 078582281X
Format: PDF, Docs
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Learn how to analyze the structure of flowers and break them down into simple shapes; create delightful compositions; mix beautiful flower colors, from delicate pastels to rich and vibrant hues. Over 60,000 copies sold worldwide.

Peggy Dean s Guide to Nature Drawing and Watercolor

Author: Peggy Dean
Publisher: Watson-Guptill
ISBN: 0399582169
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Learn to draw, doodle, ink, and paint whimsical flora and fauna with this colorful and easy-to-follow guide that features over 200 flowers, plants, trees, animals, and nature scenes. Artist, author, and popular online art instructor Peggy Dean is well-known in the journaling and hand-lettering communities for her creative, playful, appealing style. In this full-color, step-by-step guide, Peggy teaches you how to master drawing and watercolor techniques from sketching and shading to washes and blending. With Peggy's easy and energetic lessons, absolutely anyone--regardless of ability--can learn to draw a broad range of flora and fauna, from delicate cherry blossoms, wildflowers, and lacy ferns to majestic trees and cute woodland creatures and then combine everything you've learned into finished pieces. Her lessons on technique combined with clear, detailed instructions allow you to quickly build your skills, discover your own personal style, and have fun using botanical and floral illustrations to decorate borders, journals, letters, planners, scrapbooks, invitations, and more.

The Paint Pad Artist Watercolour Flowers

Author: Julie King
Publisher: Paint Pad Artist
ISBN: 9781782216261
Format: PDF, Docs
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Follow the step-by-step book and use the pre-printed outlines on the watercolor paper to create six beautiful flower paintings, and learn all the skills you need to become an accomplished artist. This inspiring watercolour flowers book is the second title in the exciting and innovative Paint Pad Artist series. Beginners as well as more experienced artists will be amazed at how quickly they acquire the skills they need to produce beautiful paintings, and with the initial outlines for the six stunning projects provided on high quality watercolour paper, they can start creating amazing works of art straight away. Written by professional artist and tutor Julie King, the book begins with notes on how to use the pre-printed watercolour paper to achieve the best results, and how to make copies of the outlines should you want to try out the projects again. Following this there is a short 'what you need' section, enabling you to gather together the paints, brushes and basic equipment you need before you start painting, and some brief guidance on general techniques such as how to hold the brush, how to add water to your paint and how to mix colour, plus how to frame and display your work. The six stunning step-by-step projects that follow build in difficulty as you work through the book, introducing new techniques as they are used and incorporating numerous handy hints and tips from the author herself to help you progress on your painting journey. The six sheets of artist-quality watercolour paper are pre-printed with the initial outline drawing for each of the projects, enabling you to start painting straight away and giving you the best possible chance of achieving a successful painting.