Whether a complete beginner, colorist looking for a new challenge or budding artist this oversized (11×17″) step-by-step guide with pull-out pre-drawn watercolor paper and posters will have you producing great art to amaze yourself and your friends alike.
Have you always wanted to paint but think you don’t have the skills or the time? Think again and paint side-by-side award-winning artist’s work and create beautiful large painting of your own. In this brand new series, learn how to paint five beloved flowers: a vibrant bouquet of sunflowers, a field of poppies, a vase of tulips, a garden of roses or a bed of irises. Sized at 11×17″ to-scale posters of the finished paintings can be framed or used as a reference, or use the watercolor paper outlines to either recreate or develop and paint your own stunning still life.
Follow the large, clear step-by-step instructions included for each flower, breaking down how to paint each section into manageable parts. Enjoy the freedom of pulling out these pages too, which you can then pin your work surface, for an even more effortless adventure.
With finished artwork, step-by-step instructions and ready to paint outlines let this innovative title lead you into producing beautiful, frameable watercolor flower portraits to amaze you and your friends. Guaranteed.
ArtBook Review, September 2019 Search Press have supersized their Paint Pad series. Not so much a triple-stack cheeseburger with a quart of fizzy sugar as the full 48 ounce free-if-you-can-finish-it T-bone. These are BIG.
A lot of thought has clearly gone into the format, though. An A3 book is not easy to manage so, instead of the portfolio styling of the parent series, these are pads where you’re clearly intended to pull out not just the sheets of watercolour paper with their pre-printed outlines, but the instruction pages as well. Tape the paper down onto a drawing board, pin the instructions on the wall and it all starts to make sense. This isn’t mentioned in the How To Use This Book introduction, but it’s the obvious solution. The content has also been pared down severely in the light of this not being something to sit down and read. There’s no list of materials or introduction to techniques, although there is a “what you’ll need” list for each section. The whole thing is about the image and completing it. Once you’ve painted the five exercises, the rest of the book is basically disposable. That sounds likes sacrilege for something costing a whisker under sixteen pounds/ twenty-five dollars, but your return is the five full-size paintings you can frame and hang on the wall. The quality is stunning. Each painting is shown in its complete state and, at this size, any shortcomings in the reproduction are going to be immediately obvious and a massive frustration. Full use has been made of the large page size to lay the instructions out clearly and illustrate them in detail. Everything is really clear and, if you’re adopting my suggestion of pinning them on a wall, easy to see. This is quite a departure and a lot more than just a vary-it-a-bit exercise to generate extra sales. There’s an elegant simplicity to it that’ll make serious art easily accessible to even the raw beginner.