Flowers are a perennial favorite subject because of their exciting variety and complexity of color, texture and detail. Using basic colored pencil techniques, artists can capture the rich textures and distinct personalities of elegant orchids, graceful roses, cheery pansies and dozens of other beautiful blooms. Gary Greene, along with six other respected colored pencil artists, show how to make the most of colored pencil's distinctive translucent properties. In 64 glowing, step-by-step demonstrations they show how to layer, burnish and underpaint colors to create floral portraits that are truly radiant. Features advice on choosing tools and materials plus the Plethora of Flora--a colorful gallery of finished blooms. Gary Greene is an award-winning artist, the author of Creating Textures in Colored Pencil, Painting with Water-Soluble Colored Pencils and The Artist's Photo Reference: Flowers. He teaches extensive workshops, seminars and college courses in colored pencil. He lives in Woodinville, Washington.