20 Prints to Paint and Frame
by Nikki Strange
Make your own collection of botanical watercolor paintings with this two-book set (an instruction book and corresponding watercolor pad). Once upon a time, a vase of beautifully arranged flowers was the perfect subject for a watercolor still life. Today, indoor house plants reign supreme and palms have replaced peonies as the botanical of choice for artists. With clear step-by-step instructions, illustrator and plant lover Nikki Strange shows you how to paint a range of lush, leafy plants.
- Learn fundamental watercolor techniques as you recreate the glossy leaves of a monstera.
- Master the art of mixing delicate hues by painting different succulents.
- Duplicate the intricate leaves of a fern with a variety of brushes.
The instruction book is accompanied by a pad of heavy watercolor paper, printed with light guidelines for each project. The watercolor pages are removable and fit into a standard eight-by-ten-inch frame, perfect for hanging on your walls. With Nikki’s beautiful artwork to follow and photos of dreamy interiors to inspire your decorating, this book has everything you need to add a botanical touch to your space.
Abrams, Stewart Tabori & Chang