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Watercolour Flower Portraits by [Billy Showell]

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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!

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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. --This text refers to the paperback edition.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B092JQHF4W
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Search Press (1 February 2020)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 227578 KB
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  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 128 pages
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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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