by Jane Maday
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For painters of any skill level, this book shows you a range of techniques you can use to depict flower-filled landscapes in gardens and pastoral settings. It begins with a review of materials and essential techniques for painting with acrylics, such as using masking fluid, loading your paintbrush, painting a wash, glazing and stippling. To help develop your skills, it outlines methods for shading, highlighting and detailing, and shows simple steps for rendering several flower types, cats, tree bark, foliage, rocks and rushing water.
The 10 project scenes include a rose arbor, sunlit fields, a gazebo garden, an autumn aspen, an old stone bridge, a waterfall and more – each with a materials list, surface and brush sizes, color swatches and a traceable pattern. Full-color photographs.
Softcover, 8" x 10-3/4", 126 pages, 2009.
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