Watercolour Flower Portraits

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Watercolour Flower Portraits by Billy Showell is full of invaluable information on the supplies and tools needed to create your own watercolour flower portraits. Four step-by-step projects are included to help you practice your newly acquired skills.

This highly informative and lavishly illustrated book brings together Billy Showell's technically exquisite watercolour flower portraits. Inside Billy discusses the brushes, paints, paper and other equipment you'll need along with detailed guidance on drawing and painting, colour mixing and composition. Lear how to paint white flowers, leaves and stems, create realistic shadows, add stamen, carpels, veins and texture. The book closes with four projects that allow you to fully explore the new skills you will learn from the book. Watercolour Flower Portraits is an invaluable source of information and inspiration for any artist looking to improve their flower painting skills.

128 page paperback. 216 x 292 mm


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  • 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
    • Slipper Orchid 68
    • Green Goddess Lily 86
    • Roses 100
    • Delphinium 116
  • Index 128
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Billy Showell graduated from St Martins School of Art with a B.A. in fashion design, but was irresistibly drawn to painting and illustration. She is now a renowned botanical fine artist and tutor. Billy works from her studio in Kent and teaches via her online school of botanical art. She also travels to teach throughout the UK, the USA and Australia.

Billy has been awarded many awards for botanical excellence from the Society of Botanical Artists; a gold medal from the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh; and a Royal Horticultural Society silver-gilt medal. She has written and illustrated four best-selling practical art books which have been translated into many languages. Billy's paintings are collected by her followers the world over and held in many prestigious botanical collections.

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