Flowers are always a joy to paint, and this inspirational practical guide will demonstrate how to paint beautiful, vibrant flowers in watercolour based on the author's particular approach, where strong composition and colour are paramount. This highly inspirational yet practical guide to flower painting provides a unique opportunity to discover the approaches and techniques used by acclaimed artist Julie Collins in her strikingly beautiful, contemporary work. Julie guides the reader through the materials she uses as well as her colour mixing and compositional techniques, giving a unique insight into the workings behind her creative process. She then explores in detail the techniques she uses to put her ideas down on paper with such success - clear explanation is accompanied throughout by step demonstrations, exercises and a stunning collection of finished artworks. She then moves on to explore advanced techniques such as painting abstracts and white flowers, as well as a rare insight into vellum work and the incredible levels of detail this can produce. ...lovely colourful, light-filled flower paintings sing off the spacious white pages...Julie's enjoyment of colour is evident and inspiring. Leisure Painter
Julie Collins has a degree in Fine Art from the University of Reading. She teaches techniques in classes and writes regularly for The Artist magazine. She has had her work displayed at international exhibitions including the Society of Botanical Artists, London. She lives in Farnham, Surrey.