Decorative painting the ornamentation of wood, tin, glass, paper, and other surfaces with beautifully painted designs requires no previous artistic training or drawing skill. It is a systematic painting technique which, when broken down as it is in this book, anyone can learn. "Learn to Paint Flowers "offers valuable instruction in this delightful and imaginative craft for artists at every level of experience. With more than 19 different flowers presented here in meticulous detail, readers will have plenty of options for their next project. Each featured flower includes a full-size, ready-to-use shaded pattern, a recipe of materials and steps, a handy worksheet, and color reference photos. All of this is written in the encouraging and fun voice of Jackie Shaw, a renowned painting teacher and author."
Jackie Shaw is an internationally recognized decorative artist, teacher, and author, who has written over 200 magazine articles and 30 books. Among numerous other awards, she is the recipient of the Silver Palette, the highest honor bestowed by the Society of Decorative Painters. Her most popular book, The Big Book of Decorative Painting, was widely considered the "bible" on decorative painting, highly regarded for its quality and thoroughness.