This book shows how to capture the beauty of flowers using the beautiful translucent qualities of watercolour, whether you are painting vibrant blooms or reproducing realistic studies. Different artists offer an intimate insight into how they approach their subjects, each bringing invaluable advice about their understanding of flower painting. Tips are included on finding a subject, the art of fast line, composition, light, shade, and how to achieve strong contrasts with dark tones and glowing colours. Here you will learn about brushwork, blending, wet-on-dry and wet-on-wet techniques, masking, glazing, adding highlights and much more. Learn about capturing the changing seasons and the characteristics of each species. Here is a book which will encourage you to explore your own style, to be adventurous and to and record the beauty of flowers in delicate and translucent watercolour.
Julia Rowntree has been a professional flower illustrator for over 20 years. Her work has been used for packaging, and for magazine and book illustration. A series of commissions of flower still lifes by Athena International were seen worldwide and she has regular exhibitions of her work. She also teaches painting at colleges in the UK and the South of France.