Contemporary Flowers in Mixed Media

Contemporary Flowers in Mixed Media
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Format: Hardback, 128 Pages
ISBN: 9781849946148
Publisher: Batsford
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Description

An exciting new approach to flower painting with step-by-step demonstrations for creating contemporary flower portraits and landscapes that are truly unique.

This is more than a ‘how-to’ on flower painting. It is a guide encouraging artists to explore new and exciting ways to create flower paintings bursting with individuality and moving towards a contemporary and impressionist style.

Mixed-media artist Soraya French, well known for her gloriously vibrant flower paintings, shares the secrets of her work, with expert advice on all aspects of this endlessly rewarding subject. The book covers:

  • Colours, shapes, patterns and textures particular to various flowers through the seasons, from fresh green foliage in the spring to rich red and gold hues in the autumn.
  • How to incorporate flowers in both still life and landscape paintings, pictured in woodlands, seascapes, meadows and hedgerows as well as vases.
  • How to assemble the perfect palette for flower painting and how to mix vibrant secondary colours, subtle tints and natural greens.
  • The huge range of painting materials available today, from traditional watercolour to vividly coloured wax pastels to innovative textural mediums such as crackle paste and glass bead gel.
  • The secrets of good composition and how to lead the eye around a painting, giving a sense of rhythm and movement while maintaining unity and harmony.

Packed with exciting new ideas and illustrated with stunning examples of Soraya’s own work, this book will take your flower painting to a new level and help you find your unique visual voice.

The author

Soraya French is a successful contemporary artist with an international reputation. She tutors occasional mixed-media workshops at her studio in Hampshire and overseas, and is the author of several acclaimed art books. Soraya is currently the president of the Society of Women Artists.

 

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Specs

Format: Hardback, 128 Pages
ISBN: 9781849946148
Illustrations: 170 colour illustrations
Size: 8.898 in x 10 in / 226 mm x 254 mm
Published:

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