Paint Pad Artist: Watercolour Flowers - Julie King (Hardcover)

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25 Sep 2018
Supply Source
South Africa


Julie King
Beautiful Pictures to Pull-out and Paint
Search Pr Ltd
Paint Pad Artist
Number of Pages
279 x 216 x 14mm (796g)


Follow the step-by-step book and use the pre-printed outlines on the watercolor paper to create six beautiful flower paintings, and learn all the skills you need to become an accomplished artist.

This inspiring watercolour flowers book is the second title in the exciting and innovative Paint Pad Artist series. Beginners as well as more experienced artists will be amazed at how quickly they acquire the skills they need to produce beautiful paintings, and with the initial outlines for the six stunning projects provided on high quality watercolour paper, they can start creating amazing works of art straight away.

Written by professional artist and tutor Julie King, the book begins with notes on how to use the pre-printed watercolour paper to achieve the best results, and how to make copies of the outlines should you want to try out the projects again.

Following this there is a short 'what you need' section, enabling you to gather together the paints, brushes and basic equipment you need before you start painting, and some brief guidance on general techniques such as how to hold the brush, how to add water to your paint and how to mix colour, plus how to frame and display your work.

The six stunning step-by-step projects that follow build in difficulty as you work through the book, introducing new techniques as they are used and incorporating numerous handy hints and tips from the author herself to help you progress on your painting journey.

The six sheets of artist-quality watercolour paper are pre-printed with the initial outline drawing for each of the projects, enabling you to start painting straight away and giving you the best possible chance of achieving a successful painting.


General Subject
BISAC Subject 1
Art / Techniques / Watercolor Painting
BIC Classification 1
BIC Classification 2
Painting & art manuals
Dewey Classification

Author Bio

Julie King is an award-winning inspirational watercolour artist and teacher. Beginning her career designing household textiles, wallpapers and prints for ceramics - all inspired by her love of flowers - Julie began teaching and inspiring adults to paint in watercolour, not only to share her painting skills but for the benefits of well-being and good health. Julie has taught in gardens, galleries and on cruise liners and exhibited at Watts Gallery in Surrey whilst serving as Artist in Residence.

Julie's awards include the Society of Botanical Artists' Certificate of Botanical merit and the Elizabeth Smail Memorial Award for Colour and Composition.

She was brought up in the town of March in Cambridgeshire; and later attended Cambridge College of Arts and Technology to pursue a Foundation in Art, followed by a degree in Printed Textile design at Trent Polytechnic Nottingham, achieving a First-class honours. She also holds a Certificate in Education.

A regular contributor to the Leisure Painter magazine, Julie is also the author of Take Three Colours: Watercolour Flowers, Ready to Paint: Irises in Watercolour and How to Paint: Flowers in Water Colour, all published by Search Press. Julie lives in Kent, UK.

Review Quotes

This new series from Search Press is simply brilliant and brilliantly simple. Take one look and you'll get it immediately.

The idea itself isn't new - if pre-printed tracings sound familiar, they are. The Ready to Paint series pioneered them and ran to titles that covered just about every subject. Here, they've taken things a step further and put the outlines directly onto watercolour paper. All you have to do is follow the straightforward instructions and you can be sure of a successful result.

It doesn't stop there, though. Yes, there are six projects and, yes, they've been carefully chosen to give you as much variety in your subject as possible. However, you don't have to learn everything all at once. Each project introduces a new set of techniques and challenges, so that you'll be looking at washes, lifting-out, aerial perspective or winter trees at different stages. You'll never feel overwhelmed and, because you're working at your own pace, you can practise as many times as you like - the books suggest making copies of the outlines for this purpose.

When you're done, the whole thing packs up to provide a collection you can refer back to when you branch out on your own.

Julie King looks at six different flower types from Tulips and Clematis to Roses and Sweet Peas. She also starts with an introduction to materials, colours and techniques that you won't want to skip - it's short but wonderfully clear. Each of the six projects includes instructions and an illustration for every stage, so that you can see how colour, structure and shading are built up. This is much more than just filling in shapes and a really meaty course in flower painting.

Although these books are mainly aimed at the beginner, the way they're laid out makes them ideal for revision as well. Everything is so clearly explained that you could use them to practise a subject or technique you're finding tricky. I just love them. -- Henry Malt * Paint magazine (September 2018) *