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Oil & Acrylic: Flowers

Discover techniques for painting fresh and lively floral scenes

Oil & Acrylic: Flowers
Format: Paperback, 32 Pages
ISBN: 9781600582820
Illustrations: 100
Size: 10.25 x 13.75
Published: Jul. 30, 2012
Price: $8.95
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In this new addition to the How to Draw & Paint series, accomplished artist Marcia Baldwin teaches aspiring artists how to paint stunning floral scenes in oil and acrylic. First, readers are introduced to all the tools and materials they'll need to get started. Then Marcia shares painting techniques specific to creating beautiful flower portraits and arrangements that burst with vibrant color. Beginning artists will learn to create a variety of flowers, ranging from water lilies and daisies to birds of paradise and poppies, by following the easy step-by-step projects.

Marcia Baldwin is a professional artist in Louisiana who specializes in vibrant oil paintings. After many years working in and around art--making a living as an advertising designer, art teacher, art consultant, photographic artisan and many other niches--Marcia finally opened her own art studio dedicated to fine art. Formerly trained in art, she has earned both a BFA and an MFA.
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Tools & Materials
Painting Techniques
Color Theory
Working from Photos
Working from Sketches
Applying an Underpainting
Taking Artistic Liberties
Enhancing Backgrounds
Creating Texture
About the Author

With this book, I hope to demonstrate how the principles and elements of art and design can be explored and experienced when painting flowers in oil and acrylic. Oil paints—and the thrill of applying them from palette to brush to canvas—has captivated and inspired me since I was 12 years old. Over the past 38 years, my style has grown from realistic to contemporary, but the range of tones and hues, color theory, and mixing continues to pique my interest to this day. Every new painting is an adventure from which I learn something new and exciting. I hope my paintings portray the joy and excitement of everyday life. —Marcia Baldwin