9781782210825

Watercolour Flower Portraits

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  • ISBN13:

    9781782210825

  • ISBN10:

    1782210822

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 7/15/2014
  • Publisher: Search Press
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Summary

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.
Billy has been awarded the CBM (Certificate of Botanical Merit) for five years running. Full details of all her awards and commendations can be found on her own website www.billyshowell.co.uk

Author Biography

Billy Showell: 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. She lives in Tunbridge Wells, UK with her husband and two sons. Billy has been awarded five Certificates of Botanical Merit from the Society of Botanical Artists and her first book on watercolour flower portraits has been hugely successful in the UK and abroad. Billy's paintings are collected by her followers the world over and many are available as limited edition prints.


Table of Contents

Introduction 6
What you need 8
Drawing 10
Colour 18
Techniques 26
Light and shade 34
White flowers 38
Painting flowers in detail 42
Painting leaves in detail 48
Painting stems in detail 56
Composition 58
PROJECTS 66
Slipper Orchid 68
Green Goddess Lily 86
Roses 100
Delphinium 116
Index 128

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