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Look inside VIDEO: Flipthrough - How to Paint Transparent Watercolour Flowers
  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BB Hardback
  • Publication: 14 June 2024
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781800921474
  • Carton Qty: 16
  • Size: 228x250 mm
  • Illustrations: 256
  • Pages: 128
  • RRP: $29.95
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How to Paint Transparent Watercolour Flowers


by Olga Koelsch

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Book Description

Learn to paint 6 beautiful see-through flowers in watercolour.

Learn how to create delicate, see-through flowers in watercolour with the help of immensely popular artist, pattern designer and YouTuber, Olga Koelsch.

In her debut book, Olga gently guides beginners and experienced artists alike through the process of painting flowers, combining the accuracy of botanical illustration with the expression and freedom of modern watercolour. 

Beginning with a concise introduction to the key things you'll need to get started, as well as Olga's most-used watercolour methods, straight away you can start to paint 6 different stunning plant projects magnolia, eucalyptus, bellflower, rose, peony and iris. Every project has clear photography and step-by-step instructions, as well as an outline at the back of the book that can be traced, if you need a little help when beginning your painting. 

If you need inspiration for what to do with your finished artwork, Olga has shared a stunning collection of her own examples that showcase the flowers beautifully from cards and wall art to fabrics that would make a beautiful robe for a loved one.

Whether you're looking to start painting flowers with a nod to botanical illustration, or to learn how to create beautiful flowers to adorn personal items, you'll be struck by the timeless and unique artwork that fills How to Paint Transparent Watercolour Flowers.

Table of Contents


Getting started
Paint and equipment, Watercolour paper, Colour and mixes, Working with references, Watercolour techniques

Eucalyptus, Magnolia, Bellflower, Rose, Peony, Iris

Taking it further



About the Author

About Olga Koelsch

Olga is a self-taught watercolour artist, pattern designer and botanical illustrator. She originally pursued an art career with botanical illustration, after working in marketing for several years, but then craved for more expression and freedom in painting. She began to blend her knowledge in botany with modern watercolour techniques, creating stunning transparent flower bouquets that have now become her signature work.

When she's not creating individual paintings, Olga is painting patterns for paper and fabrics, or sharing watercolour tips and advice on her YouTube channel.

Olga lives in Bergen, Norway, with her husband and two sons.

Instagram: @olga.koelsch

YouTube: @olgakoelsch


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