Summary and Info
A beautifully illustrated, essential guide to the joy and principles of painting plants and flowers with watercolors The characteristics of watercolor naturally complement botanical art, and this beautiful book shows you how to make the most of this versatile medium. It starts by guiding you through the complexities of painting flowers, with advice on materials and color mixing, building confidence with step-by-step examples. As well as emphasizing the importance of observation and botanical accuracy, this book advises artists on using color to achieve translucency and clarity and suggests ways of using layering techniques. Structured by season to include a range of flowers and plants, it also offers ideas and tips on composition, and how to include animal life.