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10-28-2013, 09:48 AM
Flowers are an integral part of our culture. Think of the times you’ve used them in your life–in weddings for the bouquet or boutonnière, and on more somber occasions, in funerals to decorate the parlor and cemetery. Of course, there are the majority of days in between as well, when we might pause to look at the flowers at our local market, on a neighborhood walk, or, at my house, on a table, where I try to keep a few stems to bring a little extra beauty to the space.

It’s no wonder that flowers are such a popular subject to paint, given their presence in our lives. Janet Walsh and Julie Gilbert Pollard use watercolor to create paintings of flowers that are full of movement and life. In this new e-magazine, Painting Flowers With Watercolors (http://www.northlightshop.com/painting-flowers-with-watercolors-digital-download-t1451/?lid=CHarnsm102813), they provide demonstrations on how to paint lifelike florals with primary colors as well as how to paint the different shapes of flowers. It’s only $2.99, and in addition to these lessons, it includes a selection of art from Splash 14: The Best of Watercolor. Learn more here (http://www.artistsnetwork.com/medium/watercolor/life-without-flowers-pshaw?lid=CHarnnl102813)!