Botanical Watercolor Painting for Beginners: A Step-by-Step Guide to Create Beautiful Floral Artwork (Paperback)
Unleash Your Creativity with Beautiful Watercolor Blooms
From delicate magnolias and zinnias to exotic hibiscus and tiger lilies, you’ll be ready to paint an entire garden with 25 breathtaking projects. Renowned watercolor instructor Cara Rosalie Olsen covers everything you need to know to get started—even if you’ve never picked up a brush!
Learn how to select art supplies, blend Cara’s unique colors, prepare a palette, master different brush techniques and so much more. Each project provides detailed step-by-step instructions along with helpful illustrations so you can confidently create elegant botanical masterpieces. And with Cara’s encouraging and beginner-friendly approach, you’ll be inspired to find beauty in everything you paint.
About the Author
Cara Rosalie Olsen is an art educator and fine artist specializing in watercolor and gouache floral design. She has designed art for brands such as Laura Ashley, BANGS Shoes, Kirkland’s Home and Michaels. She lives in Southern California with her husband and their two daughters.
"Cara sincerely cares about your watercolor journey, from nervous starts to building a beautiful and fulfilling art routine. In her book, she candidly shares her incredible skills and vast knowledge so generously with us all! Learn everything you'd like to know about how to paint watercolor flowers in these easy-to-follow lessons!” —Sarah Simon, author of Modern Watercolor Botanicals
“Everyone looking to improve their watercolor skills should buy this book. Cara is not just a masterful artist, she is also an outstanding teacher. You will be awestruck!” —Princeton Brush
“Cara’s soft brushstrokes and joyful florals are so soothing. This book is a MUST have for floral lovers!” —Bridget Beth Collins, best-selling author of The Art of Flora Forager and Flora Forager ABC
“Cara is an extraordinarily talented artist and a wonderful teacher. If you want to paint gorgeous loose florals, you won’t find a better instructor.” —Ruth Wilshaw, best-selling author of Creative Gouache