Painting Butterflies & Blooms
with Sherry C. Nelson
Delicate, majestic and diverse, the butterfly is an eternal source of inspiration and wonder. Now you can learn to capture the radiant beauty and delicate details of the world’s most spectacular butterfly species in glowing oil paintings. In Painting Butterflies & Blooms, renowned artist and teacher, Sherry C. Nelson, takes you on a global expedition featuring more than 50 captivating butterflies for you to paint, study and admire-all in an easy-to-use reference format.
You can do it! Sherry makes painting butterflies achievable with simple steps, visual examples, and clear instructions. You’ll learn how to
- transfer designs
- select and mix colors
- create a range of harmonious backgrounds
- paint over 50 butterflies, moths & flowers, step by step
Each butterfly is painted in a vignette featuring flowers and foliage that are part of its native habitat or food source. Sherry also includes crisp reference photos and traceable line drawings that allow you to paint the demos exactly as they are, or you can incorporate them into your own paintings of the natural world. The creative possibilities are up to you. With Painting Butterflies & Blooms, you can capture your most beloved butterflies with skill and satisfaction. No net required!
Sherry’s painting career has stretched across 39 years and has been shaped by her love of nature and its creatures. She lives and paints on 37 acres of wilderness in the Chiricahua Mountains of southeast Arizona. Painting and teaching are her career and first love, while field study and identification are her obsession!
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