This lovely book is an indispensable guide for acrylic flower artists, revealing how to paint 50 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 analysing 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.
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.
Prelims Introduction Choosing and Using Materials and Techniques Picturemaking Directory of 50 Flowers Index and credits