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Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s Watercolour Flowers – Book Review

By Angela Youngman Apr 6, 2011, 19:13 GMT

Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s Watercolour Flowers – Book Review

The Ready to Paint The Masters series shows readers how to paint in the style of their favourite painter. Fiona Peart shows how to reproduce three watercolour flower paintings by Charles Rennie Mackintosh, using step by step photographs and detailed instructions. She then paints two further compositions of her own, using the style and techniques of Charles Rennie Mackintosh. Six tracings are provided for readers to pull out and transfer ...more

A 'how to' guide on painting flowers in the style of Charles Rennie Mackintosh. Very practical with five easy to follow projects; this will prove a valuable addition to the shelves of any keen botanical painter. 

Outlines are provided as pull out tracings which can be used again and again. These are supplemented by detailed instructions on how to achieve the correct painting effects. 

Included in the book are some of Rennie Mackintosh's most famous paintings namely Anemone and Pasque Flower, and Anemones. What makes this book just that bit extra special is the fact that Peart shows how to achieve similar effects in compositions of your own. 

She has created two compostions - Lavatera and Garden Flowers - in the style of Rennie Mackintosh and explains clearly how these were achieved. This is a fascinating book, which will be much appreciated by artists.

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