Thursday, February 13, 2020

Oil & Acrylic: Flowers: Learn to paint step by step

Oil & Acrylic: Flowers: Learn to paint step by step is a tutorial and technique guide for botanicals in the Learn to Paint Step by Step series. Due out 3rd March 2020 from Quarto on their Walter Foster imprint, it's 40 pages and will be available in paperback format.

Walter Foster are familiar and loved by readers everywhere for their specialized technique tutorial books and this one follows the same format. The introductory chapter (~12% of the content) includes beginning to intermediate techniques and information about form, composition, brush strokes, preparing surfaces, as well as tools (brushes, media, paper) and supplies and how to use them.

The following chapters provide a really immersive and engaging group of specific subject tutorials including working from photos, sketches, underpainting surfaces, artistic license, textures, and backgrounds.

There are no links or bibliography included and no index. In fact the book ends so abruptly I wasn't sure that I had gotten a full review copy. (I had).
The artist author is adept and certainly talented with the medium she uses and her instructions are clear and easy to follow. I wish there had been more in-depth instruction.

Three stars.

Disclosure: I received an ARC at no cost from the author/publisher for review purposes.

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