Learn to Paint Flowers: A Step-by-Step Approach to Beautiful Results
If painting flowers is your dream, then join Jackie Shaw in her new book to learn how to paint flowers in simple step by step tutorials.
Learn how to paint if you don't know how—and how to improve if you do!
- 15 step-by-step lessons to paint gorgeous irises, lilies, morning glories, and more
- Shaded patterns ready-to-use for each flower
- Full color reference photos for every subject
- Expert advice on color mixing, brush control, basic brush strokes, surface preparation, and composition
Discover how easy it is to paint beautifully stylized flowers—even if you have no previous artistic training or drawing skills. Renowned painting instructor Jackie Shaw reveals her systematic painting techniques that anyone can use to start creating classic floral designs. Shaw starts by fully explaining the basics of painting, including color mixing, brush control, stroke techniques, surface preparation, faux finishes, and more.
Detailed lessons are provided for a gorgeous array of blossoms, from daffodils and daisies to poinsettias and pansies. Each featured subject includes step-by-step illustrations, a ready-to-use shaded pattern, color palettes, brush types, and full color reference photos. Practice and master brushstrokes like comma, flat comma, teardrop, flat S, and flat crescent. Follow along wih easy instructions for brush techniques such as flat wash, graduated wash, puddly wash, drybrushing, scumbling, lifting out highlights, and edge-to-edge blending.
Learn to Paint Flowers breaks down a complex process with encouraging, easy to understand directions and advice. You'll find invaluable instruction in this delightful and imaginative craft for artists at every skill level—from beginners to experienced.
Your beginner-friendly guide to painting beautiful flowers!
Flower you'll learn to paint:
- Grape Hyacinths
- Morning Glories
About the Author
Jackie Shaw is an internationally recognized decorative artist, teacher, and author, who has written over 200 magazine articles and 30 books. Among numerous other awards, she is the recipient of the Silver Palette, the highest honor bestowed by the Society of Decorative Painters. Her most popular book, The Big Book of Decorative Painting, was widely considered the "bible" on decorative painting, highly regarded for its quality and thoroughness.
Published by Design Originals February 1, 2016
Paperback, 112 pages, English
Dimensions 8.4" x 0.4" x 10.9"