28 August 2018


BB Hardback wire-o binding + 6 watercolour paper sheets

216x280 mm



102 pages

Search Press

The Paint Pad Artist

The Paint Pad Artist: Watercolour Flowers

by Julie King

This inspiring watercolour flowers book is part of the exciting and innovative Paint Pad Artist series. Whether a beginner or more experienced artist, you will be amazed at how quickly you will acquire the skills needed to produce beautiful paintings, and with the initial outlines for the six stunning projects provided on watercolour paper, you can start creating amazing works of art straight away.

Written by professional artist and tutor Julie King, this guide begins with notes on how to use the pre-printed watercolour paper to achieve the best results, and how to make copies of the outlines should you want to attempt the projects again.

Following this there is a short ‘what you need’ section, enabling you to gather together the paints, brushes and basic equipment required to start painting, and some brief guidance on general techniques such as how to hold the brush, how to add water to your paint and how to mix colour, plus how to frame and display your finished work.

The six stunning step-by-step projects that follow build in difficulty as you work through the book, introducing new techniques as they are used and incorporating numerous handy hints and tips from the author to help you progress on your painting journey.

The six sheets of watercolour paper are pre-printed with the initial outline drawing for each of the projects, enabling you to start painting straight away and giving you the best possible chance of achieving a successful painting.

Book Contents

How to use this book8
What you need10
General techniques12
Preparing your paint12
Loading the brush and applying
the paint13
Cleaning your brushes and palette13
Colour relationships14
How to mix colours in the well15
How to mix colours on the paper15
Useful mixes16
How to frame and display your work17

The Projects18
Wet on dry flat wash20
Wet on wet creating form21
Painting fine lines21
Gradated washes fading out32
Day Lily and Rudbeckia44
Vibrant shades letting colours mix on the paper44
Wet on wet stippling45
Press and sweep45
Variegated wash58
Lifting out59
Negative painting59
Sweet Pea70
Vignette background71
Sharp highlights71
White Rose84
Shadows on white84
Adding salt to create texture85
Foliage positive and negative85
Watercolour outlines97

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