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The Paint Pad Artist - Watercolour Flowers

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This book is part of the innovative 'Paint Pad Artist' series, and was written by professional artist and tutor Julie King. These books are great for both beginners and more experienced artists as they help guide you through completing a painting step by step; you will be amazed at how quickly you will develop the skills needed to produce a beautiful painting!

The Paint Pad Artist - Watercolour Flowers book comes complete with six pre-printed linework drawings on artists quality watercolour paper, so you can get painting right away. This book will help you create six floral paintings, including popular favourites such as clematis, white rose and sweat pea. Packed full of useful hints and tips, this book will help teach you all the skills you need to be an accomplished watercolour artist.

This painting guide starts with notes on how to achieve the best results on the pre-printed watercolour paper, and how to duplicate the drawings should you wish to use them again. This is followed by a materials section that will help you gather all the paints, brushes and other basic equipment that you will need to start painting. Guidance is also provided that will help you learn general techniques such as holding your brush, colour mixing and framing tips for the final piece.

Each subsequent painting project increases in difficulty, so by the end of the book you will have worked through a variety of new techniques using the hints and tips given along the way.

108 page Hardback with wire-o binding + 6 watercolour paper sheets

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  • Introduction
  • How to use this book
  • What you need
  • General techniques
  • Preparing your paint
  • Loading the brush and applying the paint
  • Cleaning your brushes and palette
  • Colour relationships
  • How to mix colours in the well
  • How to mix colours on the paper
  • Useful mixes
  • How to frame and display your work
  • Tulips
  • Wet on dry flat wash
  • Wet on wet creating form
  • Painting fine lines
  • Hibiscus
  • Gradated washes fading out
  • Glazing
  • Stippling
  • Day Lily and Rudbeckia
  • Vibrant shades letting colours mix on the paper
  • Wet on wet stippling
  • Press and sweep
  • Clematis
  • Variegated wash
  • Lifting out
  • Negative painting
  • Sweet Pea
  • Shaping
  • Vignette background
  • Sharp highlights
  • White Rose
  • Shadows on white
  • Adding salt to create texture
  • Foliage positive and negative
  • Index
  • Watercolour outlines
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Julie lives in Kent. She was brought up in March in Cambridgeshire where she attended Cambridge College of Arts and Technology to pursue a Foundation in Art, followed by a degree in Printed Textile design, at Trent Polytechnic Nottingham achieving a First class (Hons). She then went on to design household textiles, wallpapers and prints for ceramics inspired by her love of flowers.

Following a Certificate in Education, Julie began teaching and inspiring adults to paint in watercolour, not only to share her painting skills but for the benefits of well-being and good health. Teaching venues include gardens, galleries and cruise liners. Julie exhibited at Watts Gallery in Surrey whilst serving as Artist-in-Residence.

Her awards have included the Society of Botanical Artists' Certificate of Botanical Merit for a freestyle interpretation of an iris and the Elizabeth Smail Memorial Award for Colour and Composition while exhibiting at Florum in Kent.

Julie is a regular contributor to the Leisure Painter magazine, and has written a number of art books.

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The Paint Pad Artist - Watercolour Flowers Product Code: 9781782216261
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