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  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback
  • Publication: 01 April 2020
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781782216568
  • Stock: Not Yet Published
  • Size: 216x280 mm
  • Illustrations: 350
  • Pages: 128
  • RRP: £14.99

The Kew Book of Painting Roses in Watercolour

£14.99

by Trevor Waugh

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Book Description

Learn how to create stunning paintings of roses in watercolour that capture the essential beauty of this much-loved flower. 

Roses have a special place in both art and culture across the world. Published in Association with Kew Gardens, this stunning book teaches you how to capture their character, colour and form in watercolour, and showcases both historical images from the Kew archives and the author's own extensive collection of inspiring paintings.

Guided by watercolour artist and rose enthusiast Trevor Waugh, this book begins with clear explanations of essential watercolour techniques followed by a short project that allows the reader to explore the nature of watercolour in a practical way. Particular emphasis is placed on mixing colours cleanly in order to reproduce the purity and variety of this much-loved family of flowers. This is followed by sections on how to gather reference material; how to compose your own paintings; and how to inject your paintings with colour and light. All are accompanied by three further step-by-step projects, each culminating in a stunning painting of your own. 

Table of Contents

Preface from Kew
Introduction
History of painting roses
Materials
Techniques
Exploring The Nature of Watercolour step-by-step project 
Finding Inspiration
Creating form
Portrait of a Rose step-by-step project
Colour
Rose Blush step-by-step project
Light
Still Life Roses step-by-step project
Capturing the essence
Index

About the Author

About Trevor Waugh

Trevor Waugh is an internationally renowned and highly regarded British fine artist living in Wiltshire, England. Working mainly in watercolour and oils, and occasionally in mixed media, his paintings can be found in many private and royal collections around the world. Trevor works in an impressionistic, loose artistic style that brings light and life to his chosen subjects.

Having studied at the Slade School of Fine Art in London, Trevor now runs successful painting workshops and holidays. Aside from his original artworks, Trevor Waugh's work is also known to a wide market through his greetings cards, prints and other merchandise.

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