Best known for her graceful roses and loved by thousands of student painters for her clear and enthusiastic style of teaching,Priscilla Hauser has earned a reputation as "America's First Lady of Decorative Painting."
In this complete guide, Priscilla shows you how to paint your own beautiful roses - along with daises, lilacs, violets, poppies, irises, tulips and other lovely flowers.
You'll find everything you need to get started:
- Supplies. A handy guide to all the supplies you'll need for a decorative painting in oils and acrylics, including which brushes to use and how to care for them.
- Surface Preparations and Finishes. Learn how to properly prepare wood, metal, fabric and other surfaces for your decorative painting. Plus, you'll find easy techniques for creating fabulous finishes such as antiquing and crackling.
- The Basics. Practice these fundamental skills - from basic brushstrokes to blending - and you'll be painting flowers in no time!
Watch your brushstrokes bloom in 22 flower painting projects! Starting with simple patterns and techniques and progressing to more challenging ones, these projects will show you how to paint an assortment of leaves and flowers. Priscilla includes paint-along worksheets for practice; patterns for you to copy; step-by-step photos and instructions; photos of the finishes pieces' and lots of ideas for using your painted flowers to decorate an endless variety of surfaces.
Whether you're a total beginner or an experienced painting, Priscilla's techniques and patters will help you fill your home (and friends' homes!) with the ever-fresh beauty of painted flowers.