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  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback
  • Publication: 31 October 2021
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781800920071
  • Stock: 50+
  • Hurt Stock: £6.50 (2 available)
  • Size: 216x285 mm
  • Illustrations: 300
  • Pages: 128
  • RRP: £12.99
  • Series: 10 Step Watercolour
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10 Step Watercolour: Flowers and Plants


Paint 25 beautifully detailed flowers in 10 easy steps by Eleanor Longhurst

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Book Description

The really easy way to learn how to paint flowers in watercolour!

Using a simple ten-step process, learn how to draw a basic outline starting with simple shapes, then add washes of colour and fine details to complete your work. Arranged in three chapters based on skill level, this book features 25 lovely projects, each showing you how to paint a flower in ten steps.

There are paint swatches for every plant, showing you the colours you need to mix for each step of the way and the finished painting serves as a reference to guide you. It couldn't be easier! Also included is a useful techniques section at the beginning, and clever painting tips from the author throughout the book.

With flora as diverse as a tulip, a magnolia, a bunny ears cactus and a passionflower, there is plenty to choose from and practise with, to develop your skills.

Table of Contents

Introduction 6
How to Use this Book 8
Using Watercolours 10

Bunny Ears Cactus 20
Triostar 24
Field Poppy 28
Pansies 32
Cherry Blossom 36
Magnolia 40
Maidenhair Fern 44
Mountain Laurel 48

Jekyll Rose 54
Snake’s Head Fritillary 58
Forget-Me-Not 62
Winter Aconite 66
Fuchsia 70
Tulip 74
Sweet Pea 78
Peony 82
Camellia 86

Cornflower 92
Zebra Plant 96
Hydrangea 100
Lady Slipper Orchid 104
Monstera 108
Dandelion 112
Passionflower 116
Chrysanthemum 120

Resources 124
Index 126
About the Author 128

About the Author

About Eleanor Longhurst

Eleanor Longhurst is a Bristol-based illustrator specializing in flowers and woodland animals. She is also a freelance designer and print designer. She opened her business, Little Paisley Designs, in 2014 after graduating from London’s Winchester School of Art to create a range of items featuring her prints and illustrations.

Eleanor was the winner of Mollie Makes handmade awards Product of the Year 2018 for her temporary tattoo designs. Her work has also been featured in Frankie Magazine (and blog), Project Calm, and Simply Christmas magazine among others, and has featured on Craftsposure on Instagram. More of her work can be seen on Instagram @littlepaisleydesigns.


Leisure Painter

Eleanor Longhurst is a Bristol-based illustrator who specialises in painting flowers and woodland animals. In this new 10 Step Watercolour series from Search Press, she focuses on the popular subject of: Flowers and Plants and Birds. Both books use a simple ten-step process, which shows you how to draw the basic outlines using simple shapes to achieve realistic proportions. Eleanor then adds washes of colour and fine details to build the work up to the finished painting. 

A techniques section at the beginning of the book includes painting tips to build ability and confidence. 

In 10 Step Watercolour: Flowers and Plants Eleanor includes paint swatches for every plant, showing you how to mix them so that you can get started straightaway. The 25 projects include tulips, poppies, cherry blossom and sweet peas. 

Crafts Beautiful

Who doesn't love a beautiful bunch of flowers or a leafy houseplant? Well, with Eleanor Longhurst's 10 Step Watercolour: Flowers and Plants you can learn how to draw and paint them too! Arranged in three chapters based on skill level, this guide features 25 blooming beautiful projects, each showing you how to paint. With watercolour paint swatches for every plant and how to achieve these through mixing, Eleanor talks you through every step of the way and shows you that it couldn't be easier to develop your skills.

Amazon Customer Review

Loved this book. Followed the step by step guide and ended up with a painting I was very proud of. Suitable for complete beginners and more experienced artists wishing to improve their technique.

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