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Spring Spectacular 2017

A - Z of Botanical Flowers in Watercolour DVD with Michael Lakin

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If you want to take flower painting seriously, this is one of the best introductions you could wish for setting you on your way to learn some of the more advanced skills in botanical painting.

Michael's first demonstration goes though how to paint a Nymphaea (Water Lilly) progressing onto a Galanthus (Snowdrop), using his simple step-by-step six stage technique.

Starting with the first thin wash, he gradually grades the colour and then builds up tone and form with stronger colours to create a three dimensional effect. He uses darker tones to give shadows to the parts of the flower that crossover, and then harmonises the colours of the flower and leaves to catch the reflected light. Then he adds detail and tidies up uneven edges using a flat brush, and brings the whole subject together with a final thin wash using transparent colours to catch the light.

There's also an extra feature where Michael Lakin demonstrates how to add depth and detail on tubular flowers.

DVD: 95 mins

Please note that while this is a Region 0 DVD, it is PAL formatted and therefore unlikely to play in North America, Japan, South Korea and some of the Pacific Islands.

However, all DVDs will play on personal computers and laptops.
  1. Magical flowers Review by Kathleen Webster
    Rating

    Just seeing how Michael Lakin paints the flowers inspires me to try and paint. Because he goes through all the stages, although it looks so easy for him, it shows you what you can achieve by following him step by step. (Posted on 08/04/2013)

  2. 5* Video Review by Daniel Muir
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    A great DVD, well presented and easy to follow lessons. This was for my wife and she felt her skills improving from her first practice. She bragged to the rest of the group about how useful she found it (Posted on 08/04/2013)


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