Botanical Watercolours through the Seasons: An all-year-round guide to painting flowers and plants (Hardcover)
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Journey through the seasons with 12 stunning step-by-step botanical paintings.
This stunning book follows the rhythm of nature through the year and begins with a detailed introduction to Sandrine's ethically-sourced materials and tools, her workspace and an exploration of the key techniques employed in painting botanical watercolours. Sandrine explains colour theory in relation to botanical subjects, as well as colour bias and the key to creating realistic shadows without resorting to an unnatural 'gray'.
The four main chapters focus on a particular season and contains techniques for painting its plants: for example, papery bulbs in spring and jewel-like berries in winter, along with examples of the author’s stunning botanical artwork.
Each chapter includes three step-by-step tutorials:
About the Author
Sandrine Maugy is an award-winning botanical artist, author and illustrator, member of the Society of Botanical Artists and the Association of Illustrators. Sandrine exhibits her work internationally and regularly writes articles for Artists & Illustrators magazine. Sandrine teaches at West Dean and paints and writes from her studio and garden in the South of England.