- Paperback: 156 pages
- Publisher: SewandSo (1 May 2019)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1446307352
- ISBN-13: 978-1446307359
- Product Dimensions: 21.5 x 1.6 x 25.4 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 658 g
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DIY Watercolor Flowers: The Beginner's Guide to Flower Painting for Journal Pages, Handmade Stationery and More Paperback – 1 May 2019
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Learn how to paint watercolor flowers
Learn to paint
Step-by-step beginner painting techniques for a wide variety of flowers and foliage.
Put your watercolor flowers into creative arrangements with a wide variety of uses.
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Digitize your work so it can be printed on handmade stationery, wall art and gifts.
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The chapters are small and manageable—they include Basic Techniques, Equipment, Paint, Brushes, Papers, Getting to Know Your Colors, Experimenting with Mixes, Creating a Palette, Wet and Dry Techniques, Blending and Gradation, Creating Contrast, Keeping Brushwork Fluid, Digitizing Your Creations, Plant Directory, Roses, Peonies, Carnations, Dahlias, Anemones, Poppies, Foliage, Detail and Texture.
Then the final chapters show how to build-on the previous information--Compositions, Flower Compositions, Flower Ball, Carnation Frieze, Foliage Frame, Violet Circlet, Colorful Bouquet, Peony Pattern and Poppy Streamer.
For the paperback edition, other than some of the headings which are in light red or aqua the text is mercifully in black ink so it is as easy to read as possible. The only quibble is the font size for the actual instructions is mostly 6 or 7 point—very tiny even for people with good eyesight. There appears to be space to use a larger font so this seems like a design decision. The substance of the book is excellent providing a non-intimidating approach to creating beautiful watercolor artwork.
This book covers very elementary topices like selection of brushes and paint colors. Doesn't even mention Daniel Smith in which I am fully invested. OK - can't cover them all. I found these first few chapters off target and not useful but then evey author loves to tell their setup ...OK. I listen. But the key disappointment was the flowers that she drew. These were, in m opinion, for what that was worth, very abstract and simplistic design, compared to what I was aiming to achieve. S. Very disappointing given the high level of rave reviews that prompted me to buy it. Really, I want to return it though. I found very little info that actually helped me achieve more realistic and diverse floral paintings.
This is why I gave it 3 stars - close but no cigar to an intermediate skill level artist. A beginner may find some good tips here. I will leave it at that. I got more out of the Bluprint online course I bought , then Craftsy.
Truthfully. when I saw what the author consider a good floral painting, I was not at all interested in learning. But that is me... For what is tries to be, the author offers great explanation and tips.