- Series: Watercolor Basics
- Paperback: 128 pages
- Publisher: North Light Books (July 15, 1999)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0891348948
- ISBN-13: 978-0891348948
- Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.5 x 11 inches
- Shipping Weight: 12.6 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #879,057 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Watercolor Basics - Painting Flowers Paperback – July 15, 1999
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Watercolor painting is more difficult than oil painting because you can't really paint over your mistakes without making a mess. Hinckly not only explains how to create flowers step by step (beginning with a discussion of the appropriate supplies and an explanation of color), she shows the reader how to make what she describes as "leaf soup" which forms the basis of the foliage in her watercolors. Hinckly says while many would-be artists can create flowers, most have difficulty with the stuff that grows with flowers, i.e. leaves, stems, and bark. One photo shows Hickley's palette, "leaf soup" mixture.
There are many books on the market offering instruction on "how to" draw-paint flowers, but if you are fond of the "colorist" approach to painting, you may find it hard to beat the techniques described in WATERCOLOR BASICS, PAINTING FLOWERS.
Normally books on painting present the reader with a problem. The left-brain activity of reading is not conducive to the use of the right-brain's ability to view, interpret, and understand a painting. Sharon Hinckley is able to lead you through the painting process visually so that you can capture how the painting is constructed. When you need information on something like the name of a color or a mixing technique, that information is easily found in her verbal description of the process.
The book is written in a warm, positive style which encourages the reader/painter to continue working with watercolors and enjoying it. I found Watercolor Basics: Painting Flowers to be a delightful and inspiring book.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This was my first watercolour book purchase and it's still my favourite. I agree with the other reviews - this book is written in a friendly and relaxed format. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Barbara
Love this book. My class loves this book and most of my fellow students want to purchase it. It's easy to understand, there are step by step instructions on how to and what colors... Read morePublished 20 months ago by jeanne M.
This book is so informative, easy to read, and really explains not just what to do but why you're doing it. Read morePublished on March 12, 2014 by paulette hodgkins
This is a wonderful book showing many techniques I can use to paint better and prettier pictures of one of my favorite things; Flowers. This was worth ordering.Published on May 15, 2013 by Kate on the Superstition Mountain