Billy Showell’s Botanical Painting in Watercolour
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 quite a lot of plants have earned her a formidable reputation around the world. Her compositions are given a up to date, now and again playful twist, whilst retaining the entire 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, remark, and drawing and painting techniques, in addition to detailed sections on pattern, texture, and colour and colour mixing. With a lot of 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.
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