Painting Flowers & Gardens : A practical and inspiring watercolor and pastel book on an ever-popular subject. Flowers and gardens provide irresistible subject matter to amateur artists. However, inspiration from their own gardens or the wealth of public parks and gardens is not always easy to translate on paper. As an accomplished painter who also has a passion for flowers and gardens, Alison Hoblyn brings readers a rare insight into the practicalities of painting with watercolor and pastel, plus the problems and pleasures to be encountered in advice, the book takes reader further by relating the observations made through painting gardens to an understanding of their design. It also shows how to bring the best out of individual blooms and groups of flowers through inspiring color paintings and step-by-step demos in drawing, watercolor and pastel media.