Learn to paint trees with this illustrated directory of twenty-five species, from Acer to Zelkova.
Trees have inspired artists for generations. This unique watercolour artist's guide offers easy-to-follow, plant-specific information on how to paint a wonderful selection of the most popular species of trees. Beginning with a usefulsection on materials, the book then comprises an illustrated directory of twenty five trees, from Acer to Zelkova. Step-by-step sequences show how to paint each one in a fresh, lively style with all the essential details of shape and form beautifully captured. The author explores the overall shapes and masses of branches and leaves, outlines in full foliage, winter trees, branch and twig details, and presents stunning leaf and flower portraits shimmering with life. A source of inspiration, as well as a manual of techniques, this book is a must-have for every tree painter.
About the Author
Adelene Fletcher trained as a textile designer at the Manchester College of Art before moving to London to pursue watercolour painting. She has exhibited at a number of venues, including the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour and the Royal Watercolour Society annual exhibitions. She also teaches watercolour painting and has been running adult art courses for over twenty years.