Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Painting Flowers In Watercolor

Painting Flowers In Watercolor is an interesting and a wonderful way to relax. Painting Flowers in watercolor is an art of mixing and blending rich, luminous colors, laying washes, creating textured effects and adding highlights.There are many many creative techniques for capturing the beauty of flowers in watercolor- wet-in-wet, wet-in-dry, negative painting, masking, lifting out, glazing and more.I had a wonderful time browsing through different books on watercolor painting at amazon for my squidoo lens on Books on painting flowers in watercolor. I would love to have them in my collection as each one is unique in the lessons they teach us. One of the excellent books on watercolor painting is painting flowers in watercolor charles reid

Painting Flowers in Watercolor with Charles ReidIn   Painting Flowers in Watercolor with Charles Reid Award-winning artist Charles Reid wants his students to concentrate on three basic themes in his book Painting Flowers in Watercolor: "Keep it small. Keep it simple. Avoid overwashes." Economy is stressed throughout, as when Reid writes, "The fewer the strokes and the smaller the amount of color mixing, the fresher the painting." He explains how to get started with brushes, mixing paint, and the basics of composition and contour drawing, and provides exercises in these fundamentals.

You can see more books on watercolor painting here >>> Books on painting flowers in watercolor.

The above painting is actually a digital painting I did in corel photopaint with watercolor brushes simulating the way I paint on paper.Looking at the various books on watercolor painting I want to pick up my brush and paint on paper.I will create a few paintings and post them soon!


  1. The iris are blooming now. It is a good time to get out there, draw, take photos, or carry a little water, a small watercolor paper pad and some paint. I have done all of the above but my best work came from working from life.