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  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback plus 16 outlines
  • Publication: 30 April 2023
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781800920149
  • Stock: Not Yet Published
  • Size: 216x280 mm
  • Illustrations: 300
  • Pages: 144
  • RRP: £12.99
  • Series: Absolute Beginner Art
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Watercolour Flowers for the Absolute Beginner


by Fiona Peart

Book Description

Flowers are a perennial favourite of artists; and what better medium than luminous, delicate watercolour?

Fiona Peart's new book is a complete course in learning to paint flowers, packed with handy hints and tips for new artists or indeed anyone who wants to capture the beauty of flowers with paint. Numerous simple step-by-step exercises are seeded through the book to allow the reader's skills to grow towards more complex and rewarding projects. A range of flowers are included, from hydrangeas to camellias to hellebores.

Fiona's clear, down-to-earth and friendly instructions encourage the reader to try different styles, while the 21 full-size, traceable outlines included mean that even those who don't wish to draw can get started quickly and simply, following the instructions provided.

In the best-selling Absolute Beginner series, this book is suitable for absolutely anyone who wants to take their painting skills further and become an accomplished flower artist. 

Table of Contents

Introduction 6

Materials 8

Getting started 14

Greeting card stepbystep 24, Daffodils in Spotty Mug  stepbystep 34

Colour and tone 38

Sweet Mock Orange  stepbystep 54

More ideas and techniques 62

Majestic Magnolia  stepbystep 72

Finding your own way 82

Camellias  stepbystep 96

Creating movement 106

Blue Hydrangea  stepbystep 118

Index 144

About the Author

About Fiona Peart

Fiona Peart is a professional artist and fully qualified art tutor, specialising in watercolour and drawing techniques. She runs popular workshops, gives talks and presentations to various art groups, and also demonstrates at art shows and exhibitions throughout the UK. She writes regularly for The Artist, Leisure Painter and StartArt magazines, as well as contributing articles and features to national magazines, and has produced several DVDs on watercolour and coloured pencils. For more information visit www.fionapeart.com

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