Synopses & Reviews
Four renowned painters show how to create beautiful renderings of flowers in watercolor and acrylics in this vital artist's resource. Pull-out outlines are provided for the 15 step-by-step demonstrations and three other paintings so that readers can bypass the drawing stage and go directly to painting. There are four projects in Wendy Taits delicate watercolor style, featuring transparent washes and luminous, glowing colors. Fiona Peart paints poppies in a free style with scribbling and splatterings of paint, then a bouquet of sunflowers in a more structured style. There are four projects in the botanical style by Michael Lakin, who shows how to paint graded washes, leaving highlights, and then build up stronger washes wet on dry, adding shading and form to produce beautiful, detailed results. Wendy Jelbert paints three varied flower studies in acrylics and demonstrates how to use both watercolor and oil techniques. Based on four titles in the Ready to Paint seriesWatercolour Flowers, Flowers in Acrylics, Botanical Flowers, and Vibrant Flowersthis book is the perfect introduction for people who want to create beautiful flower paintings without having to draw.
"It includes 15 step-by-step projects printed with full-size drawings for each of them. All you have to do is pull out the outline provided and trace the drawing onto your chosen paper. You're then ready to paint!" —Leisure Painter (April 2012)
Four renowned flower artists show how to paint beautiful paintings in watercolour and acrylics, and there are free pull-out outlines so that you can bypass the drawing stage. Wendy Tait uses transparent watercolour washes and luminous, glowing colours; Fiona Peart allows vibrant washes to run into each other in a spontaneous yet controlled way; Michael Lakin paints beautiful, detailed botanical studies; and Wendy Jelbert uses acrylics to paint lovely, varied flower studies. Learn to paint tulips, irises, poppies, sunflowers, roses and much more.
About the Author
Wendy Jelbert is a teacher and a professional artist who works with pastels, oils, acrylics, inks, and watercolors. She is the author of several books, including "Ready to Paint: ""Flowers in Acrylics." Michael Lakin is an art instructor who specializes in botanical art. He is the author of "Ready to Paint: Botanical Flowers." Fiona Peart is a professional artist who specializes in watercolor and drawing techniques. She is the author of "Ready to Paint: Vibrant Flowers." Wendy Taitis an artist, greeting-card designer, and watercolor painting instructor. She is the author of "Ready to Paint: Watercolour Flowers."