How to Paint Flowers in Acrylics by Tim Fisher, softback published by Search Press. ISBN 978-1-84448-582-6, price 8.99 available from www.searchpress.com
Explore the versatile medium of acrylics and the ways in which they can be used to create flower portraits. This vibrant book will help you understand the unique properties of acrylics as a medium. You’ll find information on sketching and composition, mixing paints and more. There are three step by step demonstrations. Working from a tonal sketch, wild roses are painted with a palette knife. Each area is allowed to dry before applying more colour. Field of Dreams shows the technique of quickly laying down background colour, mixing with the palette knife as you paint. Black-eyed Susans (Rudbeckia) is painted using a brush, painting wet into wet. Clear instructions and photographs provide thorough guidance.