Discover how easy it is to paint beautifully stylized flowers-even if you have no previous artistic training or drawing skills. Renowned painting teacher Jackie Shaw reveals her systematic painting techniques that anyone can use to start creating classic floral designs. She starts by fully explaining the basics of painting, including color mixing, brush control, stroke techniques, surface preparation, and more. Detailed lessons are provided for a gorgeous array of blossoms, from daffodils and daisies to poinsettias and pansies. Each featured subject includes step-by-step illustrations, a ready-to-use shaded pattern, and full color reference photos. Here's how to paint if you don't know how-and how to improve if you do. This book offers valuable instruction in this delightful and imaginative craft for artists at every level of experience.