Many UKCPS members were very pleased when UKCPS member Ann Swan's new book - Botanical Painting with Coloured Pencils was published last month. It's the the first practical step-by-step guide to using coloured pencils in botanical painting. Read more about the book at the end of this post.
Ann Swan SBA GM is a coloured pencil artist and tutor and a member of UKCPS. She is also a signature member of the Society of Botanical Artists and has won a total of four gold medals from the Royal Horticultural Society for her Botanical Art
An invaluable book for all botanical artists wanting to try this mediumWin a copy of Botanical Painting with Coloured Pencils
Society of Botanical Artists (quoted on the front cover)
Thanks to Harper Collins, UKCPS is pleased to announce a variety of ways in which paid-up members of UKCPS can now WIN a copy of Ann Swan's new book
- 2 books for readers of UKCPS News to win - Details of the electronic competition to be announced on this blog tomorrow. The closing date is 31st May 2010.
- 2 books for Talking Point newsletter readers to win - Details of the postal competition will be available in the next issue of Talking Point (June). The closing date is 30th June 2010.
- UKCPS members only
- one entry per member.
Coloured pencil artists and fans can also win copies as follows:
- a signed copy of the book as a Exhibition Prize at the 9th Annual International Exhibition 2010
- books available as raffle prizes for visitors to the Annual International Exhibition 2010 - details to be announced later as part of the Exhibition publicity.
UKCPS would like to thank Harper Collins for sponsoring this competition and the exhibition prizes by providing copies of Ann's new book to UKCPS.
More about "Botanical Painting with Coloured Pencils" by Ann Swan
This beautifully illustrated book is the first practical step-by-step guide to using coloured pencils in botanical painting and is written by Ann Swan, one of the top exponents of the genre.You can read a detailed review of this book by a member of UKCPS on Making A Mark Reviews - see Book review: Botanical Painting with Coloured Pencils
Water-soluble and oil-based coloured pencils are becoming increasingly popular for botanical painting as they are easier to use than traditional watercolour and are more forgiving, yet they produce the same stunning effects. They are especially suitable for the accuracy needed to paint in the botanical style of illustration. In this book Ann Swan gives helpful advice on all aspects of working with coloured pencils, including the techniques you will have to master - underpainting, layering and burnishing. She also demontrates how to mix and build up colour, and how to add those finishing touches that will complete your painting successfully. Several full step-by-step demonstrations are included to show how these techniques are put into practice. The book concludes with a gallery of coloured pencil works by the author, students of botanical painting and other professional botanical painters, providing a wonderful source of reference and inspiration.
Harper Collins website
DON'T FORGET: Tomorrow we'll announce the details of the blog competition