160 pages, 150 colour photos and colour illustrations
Practice flower painting at your leisure, without having to worry about seasonal availability, changing light, or your subject altering in appearance as buds open or fade.
Painting Watercolour Flowers from Photographs is a beautiful collection of 60 superb flower images by professional nature photographers. Each photograph is accompanied by a step-by-step painting demonstration, with advice on special techniques and working methods, palette choices, and colour-mixing tips.
Capture the magic of wild flowers in fields and forests, portray intricate single specimens with botanical accuracy, or paint elaborate, exotic floral arrangements. All techniques are clearly explained, from laying washes to methods of salt granulation and wax resist, with advice on bringing detail and vitality to your flower paintings.
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Robin Berry has been a professional artist for 35 years, focusing exclusively on watercolour the past twenty. She has received several national awards and been honoured by inclusion in four best of watercolour books. Her flower painting technique is featured in Watercolor Secrets: an inside look at the techniques of award winning Splash artists (North Light, 2009).