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  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback layflat binding
  • Publication: 05 January 2024
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781800921511
  • Stock: 50+
  • Size: 216x280 mm
  • Illustrations: 600
  • Pages: 104
  • RRP: $29.99
  • Series: Anyone Can Paint
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Anyone Can Paint Watercolour Flowers


6 easy step-by-step projects to get you started by Julie King

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Book Description

Use the full-size traceable outlines and the clear, concise step-by-step instructions to create six beautiful flower paintings, and learn the key skills you need to become an accomplished artist. 

This inspiring book has been reimagined as part of the accessible Anyone Can Paint series. 

Whether you are a beginner or a more experienced artist you will be amazed at how quickly you can produce beautiful paintings following the clear, straightforward written and visual steps. The outlines for each of the six projects appear at the end of the book for you to trace, transfer and customize so you can start to paint impressive floral compositions straight away.

Written by professional artist and tutor Julie King, this guide features a short but inclusive ‘what you need’ section, enabling you to gather together the paints, brushes, and basic equipment required before you start painting. Additionally, the book provides some brief guidance on general techniques, such as how to hold the brush, how to add water to your paint, and how to mix your colours to achieve the perfect petal hue.

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 to help you progress on your painting journey.

Previously published as The Paint Pad Artist: Watercolour Flowers (9781782216261).

Table of Contents


How to use this book

What you need

General techniques

Preparing your paint

Loading the brush and applying the paint

Cleaning your brushes and palette

Colour relationships

How to prepare a colour mix in your palette

How to mix colours on the paper

Useful mixes

How to frame and display your work

The Projects

  1. Tulips

Wet-on-dry flat wash

Wet-in-wet creating form

Painting fine lines

  1. Hibiscus

Gradated washes fading out



  1. Day Lily and Rudbeckia

Vibrant shades letting colours mix on the paper

Wet-in-wet stippling

Press and sweep

  1. Clematis

Variegated wash

Lifting out

Negative painting

  1. Sweet Pea


Vignette background

Sharp highlights

  1. White Rose

Shadows on white

Adding salt to create texture

Foliage positive and negative

The outlines


About the Author

About Julie King

Julie lives in Kent. She was brought up in March in Cambridgeshire where she 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 (Hons). She then went on to design household textiles, wallpapers and prints for ceramics inspired by her love of flowers.

Following a Certificate in Education, 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. Teaching venues include gardens, galleries and cruise liners. Julie exhibited at Watts Gallery in Surrey whilst serving as Artist-in-Residence.

Her awards have included the Society of Botanical Artists' Certificate of Botanical Merit for a freestyle interpretation of an iris and the Elizabeth Smail Memorial Award for Colour and Composition while exhibiting at Florum in Kent.

Julie is a regular contributor to the Leisure Painter magazine, and has written a number of art books.


Issue 647

Previously published as The Paint Pad Artist: Watercolour Flowers, Anyone Can Paint Watercolour Flowers by Julie King features six easy step-by-step projects to get you started painting flowers in watercolour, plus information about the materials and equipment you will need and guidance on general techniques. The six projects build in difficulty as you work through the book and your confidence and skills grow. The book includes outlines for each of the six projects for you to trace and transfer so that you can start painting right away.

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