The Kew Book of Painting Roses in Watercolour

Roses have a special place in both art and culture across the world, and this stunning book teaches you how to capture their character, colour and form in watercolour, and showcases both historical images from the Kew archives as well as the author's own extensive collection of inspiring paintings.

Guided by watercolour artist and rose enthusiast Trevor Waugh, this book begins with clear explanations of essential watercolour techniques followed by a short project that allows the reader to explore the nature of watercolour in a practical way. Particular emphasis is placed on mixing colours cleanly in order to reproduce the purity and variety of this much-loved family of flowers. This is followed by sections on how to gather reference material; how to compose your own paintings; and how to inject your paintings with colour and light. All are accompanied by three further step-by-step projects, each culminating in a stunning painting of your own.

Author: Trevor Waugh
128pp. Over 350 colour images. 281 x 216mm. Paperback
ISBN 9781782216568
Search Press in association with RBG Kew, 2020

Trevor Waugh is an internationally renowned and highly regarded British fine artist living in Wiltshire. Working mainly in watercolour and oils, and occasionally in mixed media, his paintings can be found in many private and royal collections around the world. Trevor works in an impressionistic, loose artistic style that brings light and life to his chosen subjects. Having studied at the Slade School of Fine Art in London, Trevor now runs successful painting workshops and holidays. Aside from his original artworks, Trevor Waugh's work is also known to a wide market through his greetings cards, prints and other merchandise.

Type: Books