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Painting Nature with Clare: Create Beautiful Gouache Motifs of the Garden, Countryside, Sea, River and Forest

Painting Nature with Clare: Create Beautiful Gouache Motifs of the Garden, Countryside, Sea, River and Forest

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Make nature inspired masterpieces with this friendly all-in-one guide to gouache.

From ferns and flowers to seascapes and songbirds, create charming paintings alongside popular designer and illustrator Clare Therese Gray. This book is packed with stunning illustrations accompanied by detailed instructions so that readers can enjoy each step of the way in creating their own painted masterpieces.

You will learn to capture the world around you with Clare's signature, whimsical style, ideal for gifts, invitations, greeting cards and more. Paint woodland mushrooms, beautiful botanicals or calming pastel landscapes; each project is broken into simple steps so you can enjoy the process and let go of perfection. Similar to watercolor yet easier to control, gouache is a fun and approachable medium for artists of any skill level.

You'll find 25 unique tutorials for creating enchanting relaxing artwork. Pieces are organized from beginner--like a jam jar of wildflowers--to advanced--like a twilight owl scene--so you can grow in confidence and expertise as you paint through each chapter. The book includes a thorough introductory section covering everything you need to get started: choosing and mixing colors, handling paint, selecting brushes and mastering basic techniques.

Let your creativity soar from riverbed to treetop and beyond with this gorgeous guide to gouache.

Author: Clare Therese Gray
Publisher: Page Street Publishing
Published: 11/30/2021
Pages: 192
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 1.15lbs
Size: 8.90h x 7.70w x 0.50d
ISBN: 9781645673705

About the Author

Clare Therese Gray is the pattern designer and illustrator behind the popular Instagram account @ClareThereseGray. She creates patterns and illustrations for textiles, paper craft collections, packaging and homewares, and has partnered with brands like Windham Fabrics, Craft Consortium, Heathcote & Ivory and many more.

She has a passion for lino printing and loves spending time in galleries drawing ceramics and paintings. Otherwise, she can often be found enjoying the English countryside, growing and collecting flowers to dry and, of course, drawing and painting every single day. She lives and works on a rural Hampshire farm in the English countryside with her husband and young family.

You'll find a glimpse of her studio life almost daily on Instagram. Connect with your own artwork using the hashtag #paintwithclare.
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