Everything you want to know about painting flowers and plants - a complete inspirational course for all those interested in capturing the beauty of poppies, daisies, snowdrops, irises and more.
In this bright and colorful book Janet Whittle covers many creative techniques for capturing the beauty of flowers and plants - wet-in-wet, wet-in-dry, negative painting, masking, lifting out, glazing and more. She also looks at detailing the finer parts of flowers such as veining and stamens. Janet's paintings are characterized by their lively backgrounds and her vibrant palette and she gives guidance on painting backgrounds as well as on composition. Clear step-by-step projects on snowdrops, poppies and daisies are included and many other flowers are depicted in examples of Janet's finished work.
About Janet Whittle
Janet Whittle is a professional artist and qualified teacher who specializes in flowers and landscapes in watercolor and pastel. She exhibits regularly at the Westminster Galleries in London, and has also shown her work at the prestigious Mall Galleries and other international venues. Greeting cards bearing her work are widely available in Europe and the US and her prints are sold throughout the world. Janet Whittle has received awards from the major UK art groups, including the Society of Botanical Artists' Founder President's Honour in 1999, and the St. Cuthberts Mill Award for a picture of outstanding quality in 2001. Also in that year she won The Society of Flower Painters' Award for Excellence for their Jersey Exhibition.