31 August 2021

£12.99

BC Paperback

215x280 mm

9781782219866

9781782219866

128 pages

Search Press

The Acrylic Flower Painter’s A to Z

by Lexi Sundell

An indispensable guide to painting 40 popular flowers in acrylics, perfect for flower artists.

This beautiful book is a illustrated directory for acrylic flower artists, revealing how to paint 40 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.

Book Contents

Introduction 6, Materials, Methods & Making Pictures 8, Directory of Flowers 44, Alcea (Hollyhock) 46, Anemone coronaria (Poppy Anemone) 48, Aquilegia (Columbine) 50, Aster 52, Begonia 54, Campanula (Bellflower) 56, Cosmos 58, Crocus vernus (Spring Crocus) 60, Dahlia variabilis (Dahlia) 62, Delphinium 64, Dianthus (Pinks) 66, Digitalis (Foxglove) 68, Echinacea (Coneflower) 70, Eschscholzia californica (California Poppy) 72, Fuchsia (Ladies’ Eardrops) 74, Gardenia 76, Gazania 78, 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 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 124, Index 126

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