Watercolour Flowers, David Easton, 1993, B.T. Batsford Ltd, London, hardcover with dust jacket, 126pp incl index.
How to use the medium of watercolor to capture the natural beauty of a wide range of flowers, using non-traditional approaches. If you're interested in refining your painting technique - or even if you're just starting out - the hundreds of detailed illustrations and descriptions of how they were achieved will inspire and improve your own work.
David Easton is an accomplished watercolorist who was elected to the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours, whose work has been exhibited at the Royal Academy of Art, and who has both taught art in colleges and contributed to Leisure Painter magazine.
"The transparent quality of watercolour makes it the ideal medium for the delicate art of flower painting...using his own superb paintings as examples, he demonstrates that the traditional approach to watercolour -- overlaying transparent colours from light to dark -- is by no means the only option available. Opaque pigments, a washed background and the use of vibrant primary colours are all features of his work, and can be used to produce fresh and lively results. Drawing and composition are also examined in detail.
"Central chapters develop themes based on flower families, using a range of cultivated and wild flowers in nautral and still-life contexts. A final section gives advice on framing and exhibiting finished work...
"The book is beautifully illustrated throughout, and will inspire beginners and more experienced watercolourists alike."
Condition: near new - book is clean, tight, and bright; dust jacket is bright and unworn except for a tiny repaired tear at the base of the spine (second photo shows tear before it was repaired).