Relax and dive into the ultimate guide to creating watercolor paintings of your favorite flowers! From bright red roses to deep green cacti, this gorgeous, easy-to-follow book will show how anyone can paint luminous watercolor flowers and botanicals. Noted artist and instructor Rachel Eskandari details how anyone can paint a garden of bold, creative watercolor images. Featuring colorful step-by-step images, this book shows how to master the basics of watercolors and then expand your color palette to create boldly unconventional floral artwork. Watercolor Botanical Garden features everything you need to know, including: *Color theory and mixing for unique shades *Utilizing the skills of blending, gradients, and shading *Instruction for creating 20 different plants including roses, cacti, peonies, carnations, succulents, anemones, poppies, leaves, and more *How to incorporate multiple botanical images for a gorgeous landscape painting

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title
  3. Dedication
  4. Copyright
  5. Table of Contents
  6. Introduction
  7. Chapter One: Let’s Talk Materials
  8. Chapter Two: Warm-Up Techniques
  9. Chapter Three: Cacti and Flowers
    1. Chrysanthemum
    2. Ranunculus
    3. Rose Benjamin Britten
    4. Wax Flower
    5. Astilbe
    6. Peony Lady Gay
    7. Saguaro
    8. Gerbera Daisy
    9. Desert Rose
    10. Water Lily
    11. French Marigold
    12. Prickly Pear
    13. Dogwood
    14. Anemone
    15. Chamomile
    16. Peony Claire De Lune
    17. Nigella
    18. San Pedro Cactus
    19. Agave
    20. Golden Barrel Cactus
    21. Strawberry Hedgehog Cactus
    22. Queen of the Night
    23. Organ Pipe Cactus
    24. Green French Parrot Tulip
    25. Bunny Ears
    26. Christmas Cactus
  10. Combining the Botanicals into a Larger Painting
  11. Conclusion
  12. Resource Guide
  13. About the Author