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  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback
  • Publication: 16 August 2021
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781782219866
  • Stock: 50+
  • Hurt Stock: £6.50 (2 available)
  • Size: 215x280 mm
  • Illustrations: 128
  • Pages: 128
  • RRP: £12.99
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The Acrylic Flower Painter’s A to Z


An illustrated directory of techniques for painting 40 popular flowers by Lexi Sundell

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Book Description

An indispensable guide to painting 40 popular flowers in acrylics, perfect for flower artists.

This beautiful book is a illustrated directory for acrylic flower artists, revealing how to paint 40 floral subjects, from agapanthus to zinnia, with plant-specific instructions for capturing the unique beauty of each species.

All the techniques you will need are clearly explained and demonstrated, from analyzing the shape and structure of flowers to mixing and blending rich luminous colours, laying washes, creating textured effects, and adding highlights.

Each featured flower includes information about its distinguishing characteristics, detailed step-by-step instructions, a complete colour palette, mini demonstrations showing special techniques and a stunning full-colour image of a finished painting.

Table of Contents

Introduction 6, Materials, Methods & Making Pictures 8, Directory of Flowers 44, Alcea (Hollyhock) 46, Anemone coronaria (Poppy Anemone) 48, Aquilegia (Columbine) 50, Aster 52, Begonia 54, Campanula (Bellflower) 56, Cosmos 58, Crocus vernus (Spring Crocus) 60, Dahlia variabilis (Dahlia) 62, Delphinium 64, Dianthus (Pinks) 66, Digitalis (Foxglove) 68, Echinacea (Coneflower) 70, Eschscholzia californica (California Poppy) 72, Fuchsia (Ladies’ Eardrops) 74, Gardenia 76, Gazania 78, Gerbera 80, Helianthus (Sunflower) 82, Hibiscus (Rose Mallow) 84, Hippeastrum (Amaryllis) 86, Ipomoea violacea (Morning Glory) 88, Iris (Bearded Iris) 90, Layia platyglossa (Tidy Tips) 92, Linum (Flax) 94, Malus (Apple Blossom) 96, Nymphaea (Water Lily) 98, Opuntia (Prickly Pear Cactus) 100, Osteospermum 102, Papaver nudicaule (Iceland Poppy) 104, Papaver rhoeas (Shirley Poppy) 106, Papaver somniferum (Opium Poppy) 108, Pelargonium (Geranium) 110, Portulaca (Moss Rose) 112, Rosa (Rose) 114, Tropaeolum (Nasturtium) 116, Tulipa (Tulip) 118, Viola tricolor (Wild Pansy) 120, Zantedeschia (Calla Lily) 122, Zinnia 124, Index 126

About the Author

About Lexi Sundell

Lexi Sundell is an internationally known acrylic artist. Lexi's dramatic acrylic floral paintings have been chosen for prestigious international shows such as Blossom-Art of Flowers 2007-2009 and can be found in private and corporate art collections around the world. She owns the RiverStone Gallery in Montana, USA and she enjoys mentoring other artists to further their creative development.

To see more of Lexi's work visit her website www.lexisundell.com.

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