The book to learn botanical painting
Discover an introduction to the method of Master Pierre-Joseph Redouté from copies of works by Pierre-Joseph Redouté and watercolors by the author, you will learn the basic techniques through guided tutorials to make your compositions.
The book is endorsed by the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew with a preface written by Dr Martyn Rix editor Curtis’s Botanical Magazine Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
Learn through step-by-step guided tutorials
Pierre-Joseph Redouté known as the Raphael of flowers, revolutionized the art of botanical painting. Recognized by Marie-Antoinette and then by the Empress Joséphine who commissioned him to paint the flowers of her castle of Malmaison, his subtle brush and his great scientific discipline led him to create works of incomparable quality and beauty.
Thanks to his particular use of watercolor, he painted more than 1700 remarkable works that were used for engraving. This book is a step by step introduction to the Master's method, which includes many examples and photos. From copies of works by Pierre-Joseph Redouté and watercolors by the author, you will learn the basic techniques to achieve your own compositions.
An example of a step-by-step tutorial
The book invites you to learn the technique of Pierre-Joseph Redouté thanks to 19 illustrated and commented chapters that break down the methods of the Master. Start by learning the basics including the necessary material to be used as well as the basic techniques allowing you to create your own compositions.