Flowers are one of the most common and beloved subjects for artists. And for new artists, it's almost always one of the first things someone tries to paint--center, petals, stem, voila! The painting exercises and the process shown in this book have a loose, free, contemporary style--one that is very popular with painters and is widely seen in galleries, in shops, and even on clothing and home design goods. It's not intimidating, and yet the paintings are colorful, immediate, and joyful and speak to the artist's desire to play, be loose, and to create freely.
Lynn Whipple paints wildly and in small to large formats with a combination of acrylic paint, charcoal, and colorful soft pastel. She uses fresh, abundant flower arrangements as her muse. Expressive Flower Painting presents a range of creative painting exercises that help readers develop vibrant nature paintings. This exciting book is an in-depth expansion of Lynn's class called Big Bold Bloom Wild Painting, with additional content. The book will cover mark making, layering techniques, how to do "spin drawings," color methods, painted backgrounds, working from life, and how to successfully combine a wide variety of media for the maximum effect.
Lynn Whipple was born and raised in beautiful Winter Park, Florida, where she spent most of her time outdoors, climbing trees, making things with her hands, and collecting odd bits from nature. Surrounded by books, art, and music it seemed logical that she would grow up to be an artist, just like her mother and beloved grandfather. Lynn, after a seven-year stint as an art director, prop master, and set decorator for Nickelodeon Studios, has been a full time professional artist for the past 24 years. Lynn resides in Winter Park, Florida and shares studio space with her husband, artist John Whipple. They create art along side 25 other artist in a shared warehouse space called McRae Art Studios, which was founded by the Whipple family in 1987.
Lynn's work has been featured in over a 20 art books, numerous magazines, newspapers, and on dozens of blogs. Lynn's work has won many awards over the years as she travels nationally to show her work at juried art shows, galleries, and museums. She is recipient of two Individual Artist Fellowship Grants from the State of Florida Department of Cultural affairs, one in 2001 and one in 2005, as well as a Central Florida Individual Artist Development Grant in 2011. Lynn divides her time between making original artwork and teaching workshops both online and in person. Please visit her website at www.lynnwhipple.com