Botanical Painting With Watercolour

Author: Daphne Hicks
Editor: Crowood
ISBN: 1847978010
File Size: 48,93 MB
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The characteristics of watercolour naturally complement botanical art and this beautiful book shows you how to make the most of this versatile medium. It starts by guiding you through the complexities of painting flowers, with advice on materials and colour mixing, using colour to achieve translucency and clarity, building confidence with step-by-step examples and the importance of observation and botanical accuracy. It then creates detailed and beautiful compositions for the more experienced botanical artist. This new book has ideas and tips on composition and how to include animal life and is structured by season to include a range of flowers and plants. Beautifully illustrated with 186 colour illustrations.

Billy Showell S Botanical Painting In Watercolour

Author: Billy Showell
Editor: Search Press Limited
ISBN: 1781265186
File Size: 20,21 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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Billy Showell is a well-respected botanical watercolour artist, and her exceptional eye for detail and ability to re-create the form, texture, colour and patterning of a wide range of plants have earned her a formidable reputation worldwide. Her compositions are given a contemporary, sometimes playful twist, while retaining all the beauty and accuracy of traditional botanical paintings. In this inspiring and indispensable guide for botanical artists, she reveals the materials, methods and techniques she uses to attain her stunningly beautiful portraits of flowers, fruit and vegetables. There is expert guidance on tools and materials, working from life, observation, and drawing and painting techniques, as well as detailed sections on pattern, texture, and colour and colour mixing. With numerous step-by-step studies, close-up photographs and examples of Billy's exquisite paintings, this book is not only packed full of invaluable advice and information but also a visually stunning showcase for the work of this amazing artist.

An Approach To Botanical Painting In Watercolour

Author: Anne-Marie Evans
ISBN: 9780952086208
File Size: 11,87 MB
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Botanical Illustration In Watercolour

Author: Eleanor B. Wunderlich
Editor: Random House Digital, Inc.
ISBN: 9780823005307
File Size: 41,58 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Capture the fascinating beauty of plants. How can an artist create a botanical portrait that is both accurate and aesthetically pleasing? This is the essence of an art form whose charm and universal appeal have made it popular for centuries. Botanical Illustration in Watercolor is the first authoritative, comprehensive book to focus specifically on the materials and techniques of painting plants in watercolor. This book is full of essential advice not found in any other watercolor books, such as: • What a botanical illustration must include to meet the requirements of scientific accuracy. • How to prop up a heavy woody branch at the desired angle. • How to keep ferns and delicate flowers from wilting before the picture is finished. • How to mix the specific colors of paint most often needed for depicting plants. • How to plan the design of a drawing that involves heavy foliage or multiple stems.

Botanical Illustration

Author: Siriol Sherlock
Editor: Batsford
ISBN: 9780713490527
File Size: 24,30 MB
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"Packed with inspirational ideas and valuable tips, award-winning artist Siriol Sherlock breathes new life into the genre of botanical painting." – Leisure Painter The 2005 winner of the Artists Choice Award – now in paperback - reveals the secrets behind her stunning and luminous plant portraits. Using simple techniques that produce breathtaking results, and packed with inspirational ideas for botanical artists.

Botanical Illustration Course With The Eden Project

Author: Rosie Martin
Editor: Anova Books
ISBN: 9780713490749
File Size: 70,86 MB
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Botanical Illustration Course - published with the Eden Project - is your personal guide to the study of botanical drawing and watercolour painting. Devised by an award-winning botanical artist who teaches at the Eden Project, this course takes you from basic drawing techniques to advanced skills required for the analysis of complex forms in watercolour. Following the syllabus of the botanical illustration course at the acclaimed Eden Project in Cornwall, this book offers you the opportunity to perfect the many techniques used to produce beautiful and informative plant portraits. Full of practical information, and with easy-to-follow exercises, the book includes: Pencil Drawing; Shapes in Nature; Plant dissection and bisection; Perspective; Use of tonal contrast; Line drawing and pencil shading; Colour and pigment mixing; Application of watercolour; Highlights and shiny surfaces; Composition and arrangement.

New Botanical Painting

Author: Harriet de Winton
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1781577528
File Size: 67,91 MB
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Award-winning artist Harriet de Winton shows you how to create contemporary watercolour artworks to treasure and share. Through more than 30 step-by-step projects, discover how to paint individual flowers and foliage, as well as beautiful botanical compositions. Use your new skills to make art for your wall, unique cards, invitations, or simply paint for pleasure.

Paint And Frame Botanical Painting

Author: Sara Boccaccini Meadows
Editor: Race Point Publishing
ISBN: 0760360588
File Size: 56,70 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Learn to create precious watercolor paintings that you can paint and frame in just one day. Paint and Frame: Botanical Watercolor features 20 charming modern watercolor projects including florals, nature scenes, and more. With step-by-step instructions, you can try your hand at these “mini” projects. Paint and Frame: Botanical Watercolor comes with an instruction book and 20 step-by-step watercolor projects to try.

Colours Of Nature

Author: Sandrine Maugy
Editor: Robert Hale
ISBN: 9780709093725
File Size: 29,34 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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Colours of Nature is the perfect companion for anyone who is puzzled by the seemingly unpredictable behaviour of the paints on their palette, as well as those who would like their watercolour paintings to look fresher and livelier. The author has tested more than 150 artists’ watercolour paints from six manufacturers, and the results of this exhaustive testing are not only included here but also analysed, with the best colours recommended in a palette section.Throughout this beautifully illustrated book, Sandrine Maugy guides the reader through a world of colours and exquisite flowers and fruit, explaining simple concepts and more advanced colour-mixing theory while exploring the serendipity and beauty of wet-in-wet watercolour painting. Her ‘Harmonic Shadows’ theory creates a link between tone and colour, making both work in harmony for better form and purer colours.

The Art Of Botanical Painting

Author: Margaret Stevens
Editor: HarperThorsons
ISBN: 9780008163556
File Size: 36,42 MB
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This is an instructional guide to the art of botanical illustrations, published in association with The Society of Botanical Artists and featuring step-by-step work by members of the society.

Drawing With Paint

Author: Rebecca John
Editor: Pimpernel Press
ISBN: 9781910258316
File Size: 35,19 MB
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Rebecca John was born into a family of painters, the most famous among them being her grandfather, Augustus John, and her great-aunt, Gwen John. And the last thing she wanted was to become a painter herself. So how did this happen? In Drawing with Paint she traces the path that led to her exquisite botanical watercolors. She takes us through her childhood--the village in the Cotswolds "where I first became intensely aware of nature in its wild state," her grandfather's home at Fryern Court in Wiltshire and her parents' London house, both of them forever associated in her mind with "growing things," the Fine Jewellery course where "I learned to draw--and to concentrate on things close up," her days as a picture researcher, her growing delight in botanical paintings, and more. She was in her thirties when she began to "make tentative pencil studies of flowering plants." In the early 1990s she enrolled for the new Botanical Painting course at the Chelsea Physic Garden. Soon after, she moved to her mother's cottage in Wales. And from then on paintings (accompanied by some words) gradually took over. Drawing with Paint is illustrated with 80 of Rebecca John's exquisite botanical watercolors.

Watercolour Mixing Techniques For Botanical Artists

Author: Jackie Isard
Editor: The Crowood Press
ISBN: 1785008293
File Size: 16,33 MB
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Colour mixing is a key skill for the botanical artist. In this practical guide, Jackie Isard explains how to observe and use colour accurately. She shows artists how to make informed choices when selecting pigments, as well as how to learn about colour mixing and its application. Detailed instruction and advice are given on understanding colour and pigments. The author explains how to 'see' colour and tricky mixes, from greens and reds to the difficult botanical greys. Includes advanced colour application techniques - colour enhancement, shadow colours and colour temperature transition. Finally, step-by-step guides illustrate how to paint with layers, how to use underlaying colours to enhance, and colour and fine detailing.

Watercolor Botanicals

Author: Nikki Strange
Editor: Abrams
ISBN: 1683357515
File Size: 10,35 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Make your own collection of botanical watercolor paintings with this instruction book. Once upon a time, a vase of beautifully arranged flowers was the perfect subject for a watercolor still life. Today, indoor house plants reign supreme and palms have replaced peonies as the botanical of choice for artists. With clear step-by-step instructions, illustrator and plant lover Nikki Strange shows you how to paint a range of lush, leafy plants. Learn fundamental watercolor techniques as you recreate the glossy leaves of a monstera. Master the art of mixing delicate hues by painting different succulents. Duplicate the intricate leaves of a fern with a variety of brushes. The instruction book is printed with light guidelines for each project. With Nikki’s beautiful artwork to follow and photos of dreamy interiors to inspire your decorating, this book has everything you need to add a botanical touch to your space.

Botanical Flowers In Watercolour

Author: Michael Lakin
Editor: Search PressLtd
ISBN: 9781844484294
File Size: 62,14 MB
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With each project celebrating the basic assemblage of plants?the stem, the petal, the filament, and more?watercolorists and horticulturalists alike will enjoy this resource. Long the skill of choice among field botanists, botanical portraiture emphasizes the specimen against a white background, removed from the distractions of its environment, and presents the structure and elegance of each flower in beautiful detail. Artists are provided with five step-by-step projects, each accompanied by a tracing paper that removes the often daunting drawing and layout process. By keeping the focus on improving brush technique, capturing the subject, and selecting and blending true-to-life colors, painting flowers in watercolor has never been easier or more fun. An informative video of Terry Harrison demonstrating the concept behind the Ready to Paint Series can be found here:

The Modern Flower Painter

Author: Anna Mason
Editor: Search PressLtd
ISBN: 9781844488636
File Size: 37,48 MB
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Anna Mason's exceptional floral artwork has won awards from the Royal Horticultural Society, International Artist magazine and seen her elected to the prestigious Society of Botanical Artists. In this book, she shares her innovative watercolour technique so that you can paint flowers in her clean, crisp style. The book covers every aspect of painting modern botanical-style portraits of flowers, from tips on gathering your reference to Anna's six stage watercolour process. There are instructions on setting up your studio and how to produce the detailed drawings. Each of the six step-by-step projects is accompanied by an outline drawing, tonal notes and useful colour swatches so that you can compare the tone and hue of your mixes to Anna's own. This all builds into a fantastic guide that will inspire and challenge the experienced watercolour artist, while drawing in and reassuring the complete beginner.

Botanical Painting With Coloured Pencils

Author: Ann Swan
Editor: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0008328250
File Size: 13,95 MB
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This beautifully illustrated ebook is the first practical step-by-step guide to using coloured pencils in botanical painting and is written by Ann Swan, one of the top exponents of the genre.

Watercolour Fruit Vegetable Portraits

Author: Billy Showell
Editor: Search Press(UK)
ISBN: 9781782210832
File Size: 69,42 MB
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"First published in hardback in Great Britain 2009" -- Colophon.

Botanical Illustration From Life

Author: Isik Guner
Editor: Search Press(UK)
ISBN: 9781782218067
File Size: 25,52 MB
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A visual guide to beautiful botanic watercolour painting from life for artists. Botanical artists hold a unique status: they can record plants and show them to the world, unlocking science for people outside that world, enabling them to be seduced by the most beautiful images, drawn and painted by very skilled hands. In this beautiful book, award-winning botanical artist, Işık Güner, shares with you her experiences of looking at wild species from around the world, how she does her research, and how she composes her illustrations from live specimens. She will guide you on your own journey, show you how to look for plant samples, and then record them. Straddling the scientific and art worlds, Isik's illustrations help to raise awareness of the valuable knowledge that scientists have been researching and discovering for many years and provide a wonderful inspiration for budding botanical artists. Observe, draw, paint, explore and master this wonderful art under Işık's careful guidance. Being inspired by the nature around you is the first step to becoming a botanical artist.

The Art Of Botanical Bird Illustration

Author: Mindy Lighthipe
Editor: Walter Foster Jr
ISBN: 1633223787
File Size: 11,22 MB
Format: PDF
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The Art of Botanical & Bird Illustration is a guide for contemporary artists aspiring to master shape, color, and texture and render beautiful, realistic, and vibrant botanical artwork! An expert botanical artist educates you about the tools and materials traditionally used in botanical illustration, including pencils, colored pencils, watercolor, gouache, and pastels. This thorough yet easily digestible guide includes overviews of key illustration techniques and basic color theory and mixing and is loaded with exercises designed to help you learn to see shape, value, and form. By learning to understand plant life and anatomy, you can craft elegant flowers, leaves, trees, and much more in no time! To bring it all together, The Art of Botanical & Bird Illustration includes step-by-step demonstrations to follow along with as you practice taking sketches and transforming them into fully rendered, colorful pieces of fine art.

A Z Of Flower Portraits

Author: Billy Showell
Editor: Search PressLtd
ISBN: 9781844484522
File Size: 28,90 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Learn how to paint 40 exquisite flower portraits in watercolour following Billy Showell's step-by-step instructions.