Billy Showell is a well-respected botanical watercolour artist, and
her exceptional eye for detail and ability to re-create the form,
texture, colour and patterning of a wide range of plants have
earned her a formidable reputation worldwide. Her compositions are
given a contemporary, sometimes playful twist, while retaining all
the beauty and accuracy of traditional botanical paintings. In this
inspiring and indispensable guide for botanical artists, she
reveals the materials, methods and techniques she uses to attain
her stunningly beautiful portraits of flowers, fruit and
vegetables. There is expert guidance on tools and materials,
working from life, observation, and drawing and painting
techniques, as well as detailed sections on pattern, texture, and
colour and colour mixing. With numerous step-by-step studies,
close-up photographs and examples of Billy's exquisite paintings,
this book is not only packed full of invaluable advice and
information but also a visually stunning showcase for the work of
this amazing artist.
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Fri, 3 Nov 2017 | Review by: Maja G
This book is beautifully illustrated with many helpful hints on watercolour mixing and keeping specimens fresh. Could be more beginner friendly but overall a great resource.
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