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  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback
  • Publication: 01 November 2020
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781782217848
  • Stock: Not Yet Published
  • Size: 204x260 mm
  • Illustrations: 300
  • Pages: 160
  • RRP: $26.99
  • Series: Painting Step-by-Step
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Watercolour Flowers Step-by-Step


by Wendy Tait & Richard Bolton

Book Description

All the expert guidance and inspiration you need to paint beautiful watercolour flowers in one stunning book.

Be inspired to paint beautiful flowers in watercolour by the four respected artists featured in this comprehensive guide. Each artist has their own individual style and provides detailed instruction on the tools, materials and techniques they use. 

Learn about painting wild flowers from Wendy Tait, including composition, sketching, painting backgrounds, and expert tips on how to improve your flower portraits. There's a fascinating section on achieving light in flower painting by Jackie Barrass, and an exploration of creative techniques with Richard Bolton. Finally, Ann Mortimer guides you through depicting flowers in the landscape with four stunning projects.

With a total of 12 gorgeous projects to choose from, this highly practical book will provide all the instruction and inspiration you need to create amazing watercolour flower paintings in a range of styles.

This book uses material previously published in the highly successful Step-by-Step Leisure Arts series and the Watercolour Tips and Techniques series.

Table of Contents


Basic techniques

Stretching paper

Using masking fluid

Wild flowers in watercolour

Colours for wild flowers

Planning your painting




Painting your painting


Honeysuckle spray step-by-step

Wild roses step-by-step

Wild flowers step-by-step

Watercolour flower portraits

Choosing your colours

Painting terms explained

Composing flower portraits




Daffodils and catkins step-by-step

Primroses, pansies and heather step-by-step

Anemones step-by-step

Light in flowers painting

Light and colour

Backlit lily step-by-step

Creative techniques for flowers

Irises step-by-step

Flowers in the landscape

Using colour

Incorporating the landscape

Daffodils and a stone wall step-by-step

Hellebores step-by-step

Mailbox and hollyhocks step-by-step

Daisies on a table step-by-step


About the Author

About Wendy Tait

Wendy Tait gave demonstrations and taught classes to art clubs and societies. Although she no longer teaches, she remains as busy as ever, enjoying writing and illustrating books and painting in several different media. 

About Richard Bolton

Richard Bolton is a professional watercolour artist who enjoys travelling and painting. He has written a number of successful art books from his visits around the world. He now lives and works in New Zealand with his wife.

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