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Lush & lively flowers you can paint
Hamilton, Sharon, 1957-
Personal Author:
First edition.
Publication Information:
Cincinnati, Ohio : North Light Books, [2004]

Physical Description:
127 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
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TT385 .H343 2004 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Oversize

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Make your decorative painting spring to life!

Create realistic-looking flowers, leaves and foliage that are alive with a rich luminosity of color and depth. No longer will your decorative painting be limited by the flat, poster-like appearance often produced by acrylic paints.

In Lush & Lively Flowers You Can Paint , Sharon Hamilton illustrates her two-stage approach to painting florals. You'll learn to build form and dimension in your work using undercoats and intense light and dark colors. Then, you'll further enhance your flowers with a simple oil glaze.

Whether you're a beginner or an experienced decorative painter, you'll benefit from step-by-step demonstrations and instructions. Ten gorgeous projects feature popular subjects including morning glories, daylilies, wildflowers and tulips. Each project includes a pattern, a color swatch chart, a materials list and a photo showcasing the finished project.

With Lush & Lively Flowers You Can Paint , you'll have the confidence, skill, and techniques to make your painted flowers come to life!

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Booklist Review

\rtf1\ansi\deff0\deflang1033\viewkind4\uc1d\f0\fs24 Hamilton focuses on blooms in Lush and Lively Flowers You Can Paint0 , in which she presents a two-stage approach to creating the illusion of form and dimension on two-dimensional surfaces. The projects include clocks, trays, and even a spice bin. Complete with a summary on needed supplies, this volume is particularly useful in its well-illustrated approach to techniques such as color washes, oil glazing, and back-to-back float that even novices can use to achieve praiseworthy results. --Whitney Scott Copyright 2004 Booklist

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 6
Chapter 1 Suppliesp. 8
Chapter 2 Techniquesp. 10
Project 1 Wildflower Clockp. 18
Project 2 Tin Heart Ornamentsp. 30
Project 3 Daylilies Spice Binp. 44
Project 4 Yellow Tulips Mail Keeperp. 54
Project 5 Wisteria Trayp. 64
Project 6 Dogwood Boxp. 74
Project 7 Sunflower Trayp. 86
Project 8 Fuchsia Heart Boxp. 98
Project 9 Morning Glory Birdhousep. 108
Project 10 Daffodil & Butterfly Boxp. 118
Resourcesp. 126
Indexp. 127