Irises in Watercolour – Book Review

Irises are some of the most beautiful flowers to be found in the garden.  In bloom for only a short time, they are elegant and distinguished.  Colors range from a classic deep, imperial purple to reds, white and gold blooms. 

For artists, it is a challenge to capture the velvety appearance of the petals, and the stunning color range.  In this book Julie sets out to show just how it can be done even if your drawing skills leave a lot to be desired. Reusable tracings are provided which will provide outlines that can be filled in by following careful step by step instructions.

More experienced artists will find the suggestions on creating petal color and texture helpful.  Help is given in choosing the right shades and types of paint to apply at each stage of the process. A very useful book, which will be helpful to anyone who wants to paint flowers.