144 pages, 400 colour illustrations
From azalea to zantedeschia, this unique watercolour artist's guide offers easy-to-follow, plant-specific information on how to paint, in a crisp and natural style, over 50 of the most popular species of flowers. The Watercolour Flower Painter's A to Z includes step-by-step photographs, details, and instructions on capturing the individual essence of the flower, together with comprehensive information on the appropriate techniques and colour mixes to use. Glorious full-colour photographs of the finished watercolour show the depth and variety of the plant portraits, from the exquisitely executed passion flower to the bold luminosity of the oriental poppy.
The Watercolour Flower Painter's A to Z teaches the essential skills of creating realistic structure and form by close observation of the pattern of light and shade on petals and foliage. Watercolour is the most popular medium and flowers are amongst the most popular painting subjects. Techniques and colour mixes are simply explained using over 400 illustrations and over 50 flowers are featured.
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Adelene Fletcher trained as a textile designer at the Manchester College of Art before moving to London to pursue watercolour painting. She has exhibited at a number of venues, including the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour and the Royal Watercolour Society annual exhibitions. She also teaches watercolour painting and has been running adult art courses for over twenty years.