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Painting watercolor flowers that glow

Painting watercolor flowers that glow

Kunz, Jan, 1942-; Kunz, Jan, 1942-

Jan Kunz shows how to master key aspects of watercolour florals, from basic to more advanced instruction. This book includes a chapter covering 20 complex flower painting techniques & six full demonstrations of popular, recognizable flowers

Paperback, Book. English.
Rev. ed.].
Published Cincinnati, Ohio: North Light, c2011
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Statement of responsibility: Jan Kunz
ISBN: 1440303908, 9781440303906
Note: Previous ed.: published as Painting watercolor florals that glow. 1993.
Note: Includes index.
Physical Description: 144 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 28 cm.
Series: North Light classics
Subject: Art and Design.; Flowers in art.; Watercolor painting Technique.
Series Title: North Light classics.

Author note

Jan Kunz was raised in Southern California and received her education at UCLA. She is a signature member of The Western Academy of Women Artists, has exhibited at the prestigious Peppertree Fine Arts Show in California for over 17 years and has taught watercolor workshops across the country.


A Celebration of Light

Light has the power to make an ordinary flower extraordinary. Inside, Jan Kunz shares simple, step-by-step techniques for capturing that celebrated "glow" in watercolor. A classic approach to a timeless subject, this encore publication of Kunz's best-selling book covers a fabulous range of inspirations, from lilacs artfully arranged in a sterling vase to daisies skipping along a picket fence. Beautifully illustrated pages feature:

20 special floral painting techniques

6 paint-along demonstrations, complete with preliminary drawings

a comparison chart of 21 pigments and their special uses for the flower painter

coverage of everything from selecting materials and arranging flowers, to mixing glazes for radiant effects

Kunz explains how composition, color theory and other important elements of painting apply to painting flowers, distilling years of experience into key techniques artists can take straight to their work for sparkling results. It's the perfect pick for artists who want to spend more time at the easel and less time reading about it.