FLOWERS IN WATERCOLOR
There are still a limited number of books available
through the artist.
A second edition of Ann's book will not be printed.
125 pages, Size 8 3/4"
X 11 1/4", price includes Hardbound Cover autographed by
Ann. For a personalized inscription, there is a
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Reviews of Annís Book
Flowers "Up-Close and Personal", September 8, 2000
McAras from Cataumet, MA USA
I love looking at this book! For years I have been filing away
myriads of floral photos with the hope that one day I might
attempt to capture them in paint. I muse over these photos from
time to time wondering just how a painter might do them justice.
I need wonder no more. In Ann Pember's "Painting
Close-Focus Flowers in Watercolor", she has been able to
demonstrate a variety of step-by-fluid-step techniques to bring
high drama to the world of simple blooms. Her close-ups of
hollyhocks, gloxinias and peonies float upon the pages, which
are jam-packed with carefully chosen, eye-pleasing colors.
Thankfully, the vibrancy of Ms. Pember's palette has been well
reproduced in the printing process. There is so much valuable
information packed into this book. One should read it from cover
to cover initially to pick up all the helpful hints. What a
wealth of knowledge Ms. Pember has shared with her readers
including: preferences for specific papers, paints and brushes;
how to avoid turning paints into "mud"; and my
toughest assignment - how to see shapes and values as patterns;
to mention a few. Ann Pember's close-up compositions are
outstanding. Even if my attempts pale in comparison to this
well-seasoned artist's, she is very encouraging. She reinforces
the idea that given some degree of perseverance and practice, we
too may develop our own means of capturing nature's beauties
"up-close and personal".
great resource, August 18, 2003
reader from Zephyrhills, FL USA
I really don't think that any artist can survive with just one
book on the shelf. This book is a great resource with beautiful
step-by-step photographs. I recommend it to someone with a
little experience and foundation. This book is not too intensive
but also does not hold your hand at every step. A resource to
add to your library. It helped me relax my style a bit.