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Watercolour Fruit & Vegetable Portraits Paperback – 28 April 2014
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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. Visit her website www.billyshowell.com.
- Publisher : Search Press Ltd; Reprint edition (28 April 2014)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 128 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1782210830
- ISBN-13 : 978-1782210832
- Dimensions : 21.92 x 1.17 x 29.85 cm
- Best Sellers Rank: 159,544 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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No book can be a substitute for a really well taught class on botanical illustration (perhaps harder to find in your area than a copy of Fruit and Vegetable Portraits), but this one is closer to it than any other I have seen. Although Watercolour Flower Portraits is also very good, this is the one I would recommend for the less fussy compositions used in the artist's examples. These paintings are a genuine pleasure in themselves.
I was suprised to find in this one there are some actual projects to follow a long with which now give me a better idea on how to follow her other book.
The author clearly has a gift and the wonderful thing is she is prepared to share it with us.
This book is ideally suited for serious beginners like me who has had some exposure to water colour techniques.
Although this book does elucidate basic techniques and methods.