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  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback
  • Publication: 31 May 2023
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781800921290
  • Stock: Not Yet Published
  • Size: 225x225 mm
  • Illustrations: 100
  • Pages: 112
  • RRP: £12.99

Nature in Watercolour


Expressive painting through the seasons by Waltraud Nawratil

Book Description

Take a walk through the seasons with Waltraud Nawratil in this vibrant guide to painting nature in watercolour.

Discover new and traditional watercolour techniques: textural effects, backgrounds, exciting colour combinations and much more to create thirty stunning watercolour paintings that bring the natural world to life.

Paint your way through a landscape of flora and wildlife, from Spring flowers to poinsettias that mark the coming of Christmas and the closing of the year; each painting is worked in watercolour in the author's loose, delicate style.

An ideal introduction to watercolour painting and an unmissable guide to developing technical skills - with plentiful inspiration for seeking out your own inspiration in the natural world.

Table of Contents

Opening Reflections       6

Painting Surface               10

Painting Equipment        10

Accessories        11

Paints   11

Composition      14

Details  18

Chance 22

White    26

Contrasts             30

Focus    34


Spring Message 40

Flowers from the Wayside            42

Summer is near Poppies & Dandelions 44

Lime Tree in the Spring Light       46

Apple Tree in Full Blossom           48

Sun-dappled Spring Forest           50

A Profusion of Spring Flowers    52

Spring in the Mountains 54

Shaded Woods  58

Early Summer Meadow on the Forest Edge            60

Summer Harmony           62

Down by the River            64

Daisy Stars          66

The Ripening Grapes       68

White Flower Umbels with Poppies          70

Dreamy Waterlilies          72

November Mood               76

Flaming Forests 78

Colourful Autumn Bouquet         80

Fiery Canopy      82

Autumnal Apple Harvest               84

In the Warm Autumn Light           86

The Forest is Colourful  88

Fading Summer 90

A Bouquet of Christmas Roses    94

Winter by the Lake           96

Rosy Red Amaryllis          98

Tree in a Snowstorm       100

White Flowers in Winter 102

Pink Poinsettia  104

Gallery and Final Words 106

About the Author             110

Acknowledgements        111

About the Author

About Waltraud Nawratil

Waltraud has always been inspired by the natural world, choosing subjects from her surroundings with vibrant and attractive colours. She began her artistic career with watercolours before moving on to experiment with other techniques and media. Waltraud has worked as a freelance painter since 1995 and today she offers painting courses combining watercolour and acrylic painting techniques. She encourages her students to attempt variations on ordinary subjects in order to gradually develop their own style. Waltraud works from her own studio near where she lives in Schönering, Upper Austria. Some of her pieces are available via the artists’ platform International Graphics. Visit her website www.waltraud-nawratil.at

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