Author(s): Julie King
Tempted to start painting but not sure where to start? Learn how to paint beautiful watercolour flowers using just 3 colours, 3 brushes, a plastic palette and a watercolour pad. This book will build your skills through easy exercises, starting from the simplest of tulips and working up to a stunning rose. Clear advice and step-by-step photography will show you exactly what to do at each stage. No drawing necessary - you can simply trace and transfer the basic drawings from the finished paintings, which are shown at full size.
After graduating with a first-class degree in textile design, Julie King worked as an in-house designer of household textiles before freelancing for several years, creating fabrics, wallpapers and ceramics, all inspired by her deep love of flowers. A contributor to Leisure Painter magazine, Julie runs regular painting classes for adults as well as painting days in National Trust and privately owned gardens. Julie was awarded the Society of Botanical Artists Certificate of Botanical Merit, judged by the Senior Conservator at Kew Gardens, for her freestyle interpretation of an iris. Julie lives in Kent with her husband and their two daughters.
Introduction 6 Using the colours 8 Using the brushes 10 Projects 12 Tulips 12 Japanese Anemone 16 Geranium 20 Buttercups 24 Poppies 30 Sunflower 36 Pansies 42 Passion Flower 48 Rose 56 Transferring a drawing 64