Billy Showell's Botanical Painting in Watercolour

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9781844484515: Billy Showell's Botanical Painting in Watercolour

Billy Showell’s highly accomplished paintings give a contemporary twist to the traditional art of botanical painting, and have received worldwide acclaim. In this her fourth book she reveals in depth the techniques she uses to produce her stunning works of art. Every aspect of botanical painting is covered, including the materials and tools you need, preserving your specimens, drawing, painting, color mixing and composition. Richly illustrated throughout with step-by-step demonstrations and examples of Billy’s work, this book is a visual feast as well as an invaluable source of expert guidance and inspiration. With a diverse range of subjects that include flowers, foliage, fruit and vegetables, Billy provides an insight into her painting techniques that artists of all abilities will find both informative and inspirational.

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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. 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 watercolor 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.

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Botanical artists Billy Showell's highly accomplished paintings give a contemporary twist to the traditional art of botanical painting, and have received worldwide acclaim. In "Billy Showell's Botanical Painting in Watercolour" she draws upon her years of experience and expertise to produce an impressive compendium of simply stunning works of art. As an instruction manual, "Billy Showell's Botanical Painting in Watercolour" covers every aspect of botanical painting, including the materials and tools needed, preserving specimens, drawing, painting, color mixing and composition. Richly illustrated throughout with step-by-step demonstrations and examples of her work, "Billy Showell's Botanical Painting in Watercolour" is a visual feast as well as an invaluable source of expert guidance and inspiration. With a diverse range of subjects that include flowers, foliage, fruit and vegetables, Billy provides an insight into her painting techniques that artists of all abilities will find both informative and inspirational. "Billy Showell's Botanical Painting in Watercolour" is thoroughly 'user friendly' in tone, commentary, organization and presentation, making it an ideal and very highly recommended addition to personal, professional, community, and academic library Art Studies instructional reference collections in general, and Botanical Art supplemental studies reading lists in particular. It should be noted for students and non-specialist general readers with an interest in the subject that "Billy Showell's Botanical Painting in Watercolour" is also available in a Kindle format ($22.30),. (Midwest Book Reviews http://www.midwestbookreview.com/lbw/dec_16.htm#Art)

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Billy Showell
Verlag: Search Press Ltd Mrz 2016 (2016)
ISBN 10: 1844484513 ISBN 13: 9781844484515
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Buchbeschreibung Search Press Ltd Mrz 2016, 2016. Buch. Buchzustand: Neu. Neuware - Using her eye for detail and ability to recreate texture, colour and patterning, Billy Showell reveals the techniques she uses to attain her beautiful portraits of flowers, fruit and vegetables. 500 colour illustrations. 192 pp. Englisch. Artikel-Nr. 9781844484515

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