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NEW IN PAPERBACK Billy Showell's exquisite and technically brilliant watercolour flower portraits are beautifully presented in this highly informative, lavishly illustrated book. Packed with information on drawing and painting techniques, colour mixing and composition, it is an invaluable source of ideas and inspiration for anyone who wants to develop their flower painting skills, whether or not they have any previous experience.
About the Author
Billy Showell graduated from St Martins School of Art with a B.A. in fashion design, but was irresistably drawn to painting and illustration. In 1993 she set course for a career as an artist and now paints, illustrates and teaches botanical painting at her studio and art clubs in the UK, USA and Australia. Billy has been awarded 5 Certificates of Botanical Merit from the Society of Botanical Artists and her paintings are collected by her followers the world over and many are available as limited edition prints. She lives in Tunbridge Wells, UK with her husband and two sons.
Handmade by Deb - May 2021
Due to popular demand Watercolour Flower Portraits by Billy Showell has been updated and re-issued. Billy is a well known artist and tutor based in the UK. She has 4 best-selling botanical watercolor books to her name, this one included. Billy helps you get the right tools, learn the necessary skills and acquire practice. The first half of her book has useful sections on - what you need, drawing, colour mixing, techniques, light & shade, white flowers, painting flowers, leaves and stems in detail, and composition. These fundamentals are covered in detail with easy-to-read text and large color photographs. The second half of her book features 4 stunning, step-by-step watercolour projects. The flowers selected for study are the orchid, lily, rose and delphinium. These tutorials are all accompanied by small studies, details, step-by-step instructions and the colour mixes used to accomplish the finished work. She takes us inside her creative process and shows us how to paint realistic botanicals every step of the way. You'll find inspiration, instruction, and tips and on every page!