Portraying the glory of nature in a highly individual way is the ultimate challenge for all painters, and with this book, Charles Reid shares with you the instruction and advice you need to paint fruits, vegetables and flowers that glow.
Special "assignments" and step-by-step demonstrations help you master techniques for superior brushwork, edge control, and composition. You'll learn to paint wild daffodils, roses, mums, sunflowers, lilacs, tomatoes, avocados, oranges, strawberries, jars, coffeepots, wine bottles and more.
Reid also shows you how to paint flowers in any environment, from the tranquility of a warm kitchen to a windswept beach in Bermuda. You'll create a garden of floral glories--compositions that burst with light, color and realism.
Best of all, as your proficiency for capturing the essence of flowers builds, so too will your personal style. Soon your paintings will depict the beauty of nature in your own individual fashion.
Let Charles Reid show you how to create beautiful watercolor florals from start to finish!
Being set in London’s east end, that bore the brunt of Hitler’s Blitz serves in many ways to bring the sacrifices of that time into sharp focus giving the reader an insight into how the people were forced to deal with tragedy and loss in a way that today’s generation might find almost callous.
But then it was a time that personified Shakespeare’s immortal words--”The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune” and how that outrageous fortune can send us down paths and in directions we never dream of.
Above all, it is a story told by someone who lived it.