18 March 2016

£19.99

BB Hardback

228x250 mm

9781844484515

9781844484515

192 pages

Search Press

Billy Showell's Botanical Painting in Watercolour

by Billy Showell

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.

Book Contents

Introduction
Materials
Getting started
Working from life
Observation
Drawing
Using a brush
Painting techniques
Troubleshooting
Painting detail
Adding pattern
Creating texture
Painting multi-headed flowers
Painting from enlarged photographs
Colour and colour mixing
Composition
Stretching and finishing
Glossary
Index

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