This book showcases bestselling author Wendy Tait's fresh, loose and inspirational flowers in watercolour. Enjoy using your paints to their fullest in producing fresh, loose paintings with Wendy's relaxing and reassuring approach. Learn about colour, tone and composition, and benefit from Wendy's lifetime of painting experience with troubleshooting tips, hints to improve your painting, and information on combining watercolours with other media for bright, stunning results.
* Dozens of popular flowers including roses, lilies, anemones, poppies, cherry blossom, delphiniums and fuchsias
* Fresh approaches to painting: loose impressionistic flowers, wildflower landscapes, garden arrangements and gorgeous close-ups
* Fast, effective and approachable techniques
Wendy Tait was born in Derby and attended the Joseph Wright School of Art. As her four children grew up she began exhibiting both locally in the Midlands and further afield, always supported by her husband Harry. For many years, Wendy gave demonstrations and taught classes to art clubs and societies. Although she no longer teaches, she remains as busy as ever, enjoying writing and illustrating books and painting in several different media. Wendy has won various awards for her work, and has painted a set of stamps for the Government of Jersey depicting the four seasons.
Introduction 6 Materials 8 Colour and tone 12 Composition 40 Painting flowers 58 The flowers 82 Wildflower Meadow 84 Wisteria 98 `Snowy Owl' Iris 114 Moving on 126 Index 144