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  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback
  • Publication: 01 August 2021
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781782219866
  • Carton Qty: Not Yet Published
  • Size: 215x280 mm
  • Illustrations: 0
  • Pages: 128
  • RRP: $19.95

The Acrylic Flower Painter’s A to Z


An illustrated directory of techniques for painting 40 popular flowers by Lexi Sundell

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Book Description

An illustrated directory of techniques for painting 40 popular flowers.

This lovely book is an indispensable guide for acrylic flower artists, revealing how to paint 40 of the most popular floral subjects, from agapanthus to zinnia, with plant-specific instructions for capturing the unique beauty of each species.

All the techniques you will need are clearly explained and demonstrated, from analyzing the shape and structure of flowers to mixing and blending rich, luminous colours, laying washes, creating textured effects, and adding highlights.

Each featured flower includes information about its distinguishing characteristics, detailed step-by-step instructions, a complete colour palette, mini demonstrations showing special techniques and a stunning full-colour image of a finished painting.

Table of Contents

Introduction 6
Materials, Methods & Making Pictures 8
Directory of Flowers 44
Alcea (Hollyhock) 46
Anemone coronaria (Poppy Anemone) 48
Aquilegia (Columbine) 50
Aster (Aster) 52
Begonia (Begonia) 54
Campanula (Bellflower) 56
Cosmos (Cosmos) 58
Crocus vernus (Spring Crocus) 60
Dahlia variabilis (Dahlia) 62
Delphinium (Delphinium) 64
Dianthus (Pinks) 66
Digitalis (Foxglove) 68
Echinacea (Coneflower) 70
Eschscholzia california (California Poppy) 72
Fuchsia (Ladies’ Eardrops) 74
Gardenia (Gardenia) 76
Gazania (Gazania) 78
Gerbera (Gerbera) 80
Helianthus (Sunflower) 82
Hibiscus (Rose Mallow) 84
Hippeastrum (Amaryllis) 86
Ipomoea violacea (Morning Glory) 88
Iris (Bearded Iris) 90
Layia platyglossa (Tidy Tips) 92
Linum (Flax) 94
Malus (Apple Blossom) 96
Nymphaea (Water Lily) 98
Opuntia (Prickly Pear Cactus) 100
Osteospermum (Osteospermum) 102
Papaver nudicaule (Iceland Poppy) 104
Papaver rhoeas (Shirley Poppy) 106
Papaver somniferum (Opium Poppy) 108
Pelargonium (Geranium) 110
Portulaca (Moss Rose) 112
Rosa (Rose) 114
Tropaeolum (Nasturtium) 116
Tulipa (Tulip) 118
Viola tricolor (Wild Pansy) 120
Zantedeschia (Calla Lily) 122
Zinnia (Zinnia) 124
Index 126

About the Author

About Lexi Sundell

Lexi Sundell's dramatic acrylic floral paintings have been chosen for prestigious international shows such as Blossom-Art of Flowers 2007-2009 and can be found in private and corporate art collections across the United States. As a gallery owner, she enjoys mentoring other artists to further their creative development.

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