This hardcover book with internal wire o binding is 6.5in x 8in, a perfect size for readers to keep handy in the studio, and reference often The stylish design of this book, along with the interior photographs, illustrations and diagrams, make the learning process simple and fun for beginning painters and provides useful tips for advanced artists.This book is divided into three sections In the first section, you will find practical advice on choosing the necessary tools and equiopment as well as hints on mixing colors one of the trickier skills to master until you have learned some of the basic properties of color Next, the techniques used in watercolor painting are explained in detail, from the most basic like laying washes and reserving highlights to some of the unusual and exciting methods like wax resist or spattering paint Tutorials and than 100 step by step sequences demonstrate how to paint a wide range of subjects, including landscapes, buildings, people and still life Over 180,000 copies sold worldwide....
|Title||:||The Watercolor Flower Artist's Bible: An Essential Reference for the Practicing Artist (Artist's Bibles)|
|Number of Pages||:||163 Pages|
|File Size||:||795 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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The Watercolor Flower Artist's Bible: An Essential Reference for the Practicing Artist (Artist's Bibles) Reviews
I love that about 70% of this book is step by step instructions on how to paint flowers in watercolour. Many watercolour books only have vague tips that are helpful in watercolour overall but don't teach you how to paint specific things. This book has both! The writing and images are clear and helpful. I think this book would be useful to all but the most advanced floral watercolour painters. I can't wait to complete all the flower paintings. Very pleased with this book.
Love the book and it's instructions but since I bought the Kindle version I didn't realize that it would not be in color. A little senseless to buy a how-to Watercolor book that you can only see in Black's white.
I received this book as a gift. I think it has its pros and cons. That's why I didn't give 5 stars.
I wanted to learn to make beautiful watercolor flower paintings and I found the right book! It has such beautifully detailed info on each flower and tells you what colors to mix to paint each kind realistically. This is my "go to" textbook for flower painting now.
There is a lot of info packed into this small book! The most basic info is also included: color, composition, painting techniques, paper and supplies, etc. so beginners will benefit, too. As an intermediate painter but new to flowers, I found it to be extremely helpful. I especially liked the Flower Painters Palette page that lists recommended paints with the "must have" colors noted. The flowers are grouped according to color. Each kind of flower includes 3- or 4-step how-to-paint illustrations listing paint colors used. This book contains a wealth of information, about 140 plants--flowers, leaves and berries--are represented within its 192 pages including a 3-page index. I like the wire-spiro binding, the book lays flat. Highly recommend it to those wanting to learn how to paint flowers. There are examples of many artists' work in addition to the how-to illustrations exposing the reader to a variety of styles. This book is printed in full color (and nicely printed.) It's small size was not a problem for me, I learned a lot and find this a great addition to my reference library.
I purchased this book in hopes that it would help me with my watercolor flowers. It is a great reference. It has helped me immensely. The step by step pictures along with the color charts make learning to paint each flower very easy. The price was super affordable.
The flowers depicted in this book are simply beautiful. If I were a beginner, attempting to draw them based on the book's instructions, I would not succeed. However, if you already know how to draw and want to develop your talents in the various watercolor techniques, this book will be quite helpful.
Lovely book, fussy instruction. In several months of owning it, I've not remembered nor used any of the information within the book. Excellent tips, however.