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Trace and Paint Flowers – Book Review

By Angela Youngman Sep 17, 2012, 22:07 GMT

Trace and Paint Flowers – Book Review

Four renowned painters show how to create beautiful renderings of flowers in watercolor and acrylics in this vital artist\'s resource. Pull-out outlines are provided for the 15 step-by-step demonstrations and three other paintings so that readers can bypass the drawing stage and go directly to painting. There are four projects in Wendy Tait\'s delicate watercolor style, featuring transparent washes and luminous, glowing colors. Fiona Peart paints poppies in a free style ...more

If you have always wanted to paint flowers, but have been daunted by how complex they seem - then this is the book for you.  It contains several different types of flower painting – delicate watercolors, free style, botanical style and acrylics with a combination of both oil and watercolor styles. 

Step by step instructions show each effect is obtained, encouraging artists to try new methods and find out if it suits them.  For anyone who has difficulty drawing, there are outlines that can be traced and reused. Among the flowers included in this book are poppies, sunflowers, roses, irises, tulips, jonquils and clematis.

A very well organized book, which is easy to follow no matter whether you are a beginner or an experienced artist.  Definitely useful, and full of helpful tips and ideas.

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