Watercolour Flowers for the Absolute Beginner (ABSOLUTE BEGINNER ART) (Paperback)
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"True to its title, this is a complete course in painting watercolor flowers for anyone who is inspired or curious about giving it a try, but who may be intimidated by a lack of experience or skill" - BOOKLIST
Packed easy-to-follow techniques, quick exercises and 20 outlines – so there’s no need to draw anything. From the bestselling Absolute Beginner Art series.
Expert artist and teacher Fiona Peart helps you to take your first steps with watercolor, showing you step-by-step how to produce modern, lively and colorful artworks using this exciting medium. Build the essential skills you need to paint a range of gorgeous flowers, then move on to find out how to add depth, soft backgrounds, light and texture to your artwork.
• Easy-to-follow techniques
• 21 outlines included – no drawing skills required!
• 6 varied projects in simple steps
• Includes a wealth of finished paintings to provide ideas and inspiration
New in the best-selling Absolute Beginner series, this book is suitable for absolutely everybody who wants to take their painting skills further and become an accomplished flower artist.
About the Author
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
BOOKLIST April 15 issue
"True to its title, this is a complete course in painting watercolor flowers for anyone who is inspired or curious about giving it a try, but who may be intimidated by a lack of experience or skill. Lifelong painter Peart, who specializes in teaching art to adults, sets an encouraging tone with friendly, down-to-earth advice and instruction. Included are 20 full-size traceable outlines, so even readers without drawing skills can jump right in. A list of essential supplies is provided, along with step-by-step instructions for quick projects, including bookmarks and greeting cards. The author starts with the basics, gradually introducing more advanced skills, like adding depth, backgrounds, light, tone, and texture to paintings. Over 300 full-color illustrations provide inspiration and clear guidance. This is sure to be a practical and popular addition to hobby and crafts collections. While targeted to the absolute beginner, there are enough advanced techniques here to make it a useful resource for artists at a variety of skill levels". — Jane Harper
"Artist Peart’s book describes the essential materials a beginner needs for creating watercolors of flowers The book guides readers step-by-step through basic techniques, such as properly holding a brush, preparing and adjusting the paint, creating a test palette, and allowing colors to meet and merge. There are many tips and easy-to-follow instructions that teach readers how to paint a variety of modern, colorful flowers in numerous tones, highlights, shadows, and contours. Twenty-one outlines are included, so no previous drawing experience is needed. As readers gain experience and skill in watercolors, they can refer to this resource for lessons about adding depth, light, texture, and more to their works of art.VERDICT This is a practical guide for beginning watercolor painters who want to learn, improve, and apply their techniques. A solid addition to arts and crafts collections."