Watercolour Fruit & Vegetable Portraits

Starting with basic techniques and use of colour, she shows how to capture the individuality of spiralling artichokes, the smooth contours of aubergines, the cool yellows of bananas, the sumptuous reds of glossy peppers, the subtle hues of blossom and more. New in paperback learn how to paint realistic fruit, vegetables and blossom with this beautifully illustrated watercolour course.

Search PressUK. Using traditional methods, glazing, sometimes with an unconventional and amusing twist that takes the images on to new, masking - she develops pictures that are exciting and different, dry brush techniques, overlaying washes, contemporary levels. Billy showell's amazing paintings and vibrant palette are showcased here as she clearly explains how to create a huge selection of shapes and textures using detailed step-by-step instructions.

Explanations on drawing, composition, painting white subjects are included, lighting, along with many different ideas and dozens of useful and helpful tips.

Billy Showell's Botanical Painting in Watercolour

Her compositions are given a contemporary, sometimes playful twist, while retaining all the beauty and accuracy of traditional botanical paintings. With numerous 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.

. 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 a wide range of plants have earned her a formidable reputation worldwide. 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, observation, and drawing and painting techniques, working from life, texture, as well as detailed sections on pattern, and colour and colour mixing.

A-Z of Flower Portraits: An illustrated guide to painting 40 beautiful flowers in watercolour

Worked to the same degree of accuracy as traditional botanical paintings, Billy's compositions are given a more contemporary twist, combining her unique eye for design with her love of flowers. Whether you love to paint, or simply love flowers, this book will delight and inspire you. Billy showell is a well-respected contemporary artist whose watercolour flower portraits have earned her the respect of watercolour artists all over the world.

In this book, arranged in alphabetical order, each one accompanied by small studies, details, 40 flower portraits are presented, step-by-step instructions and the colour mixes used to accomplish the finished work. At the start of the book there are useful sections on the materials and equipment needed and the main techniques used, layering glazes, dry brushing and colour mixing, including wet-into-wet, colour blending, lifting out, and at the end of the book Billy gives her own unique slant on composition and discusses the importance of creating a sketchbook.

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Watercolour Flower Portraits

Search Press. By popular Artist, Billy Showell. New in paperback billy showell's exquisite and technically brilliant watercolour flower portraits are beautifully presented in this highly informative, lavishly illustrated book. Full of inspiring lessons. Packed with information on drawing and painting techniques, colour mixing and composition, it is an invaluable source of ideas and inspiration for anyone who wants to develop their flower painting skills, whether or not they have any previous experience.


The Modern Flower Painter: Creating Vibrant Botanical Portraits in Watercolour

Each of the six step-by-step projects is accompanied by an outline drawing, tonal notes and useful colour swatches so that you can compare the tone and hue of your mixes to Anna's own. Search Press. By popular Artist, Billy Showell. Search Press. The book covers every aspect of painting modern botanical-style portraits of flowers, from tips on gathering your reference to Anna's six stage watercolour process.

Full of inspiring lessons. This all builds into a fantastic guide that will inspire and challenge the experienced watercolour artist, while drawing in and reassuring the complete beginner. Anna mason's exceptional floral artwork has won awards from the Royal Horticultural Society, International Artist magazine and seen her elected to the prestigious Society of Botanical Artists.

There are instructions on setting up your studio and how to produce the detailed drawings. In this book, she shares her innovative watercolour technique so that you can paint flowers in her clean, crisp style.

Anna Mason's Watercolour World

Packed with advice and inspiring finished pieces, this gorgeous book guides the reader through Anna's method of working with a variety of beautiful step-by-step projects and exercises. In this, including fruit, her second book, she goes beyond flowers to explore her inspirations from across the natural world, birds and animals.

Search Press. The book gives you a very personal insight into anna's way of working; with clarity and warmth she will help you find inspiration, choose scale and composition, see things correctly and work with discipline and flow until you produce fabulous work of your own. Search Press. Search press books-Anna Mason's Watercolour World.

By popular Artist, Billy Showell. Learn to paint with anna mason, practical watercolor guide to botanical artAnna's vibrant, using this inspiring, detailed and uplifting watercolors have earned her worldwide recognition. Full of inspiring lessons. It is suitable for beginners or for more experienced artists looking to refine their style or try some new techniques.


The Watercolor Flower Artist's Bible: An Essential Reference for the Practicing Artist Artist's Bibles

By popular Artist, Billy Showell. Search press books-Anna Mason's Watercolour World. Full of inspiring lessons. This hardcover book with internal wire-o binding is 6. 5in x 8in, a perfect size for readers to keep handy in the studio, and reference often. Search Press. In the first section, you will find practical advice on choosing the necessary tools and equiopment as well as hints on mixing colors��one of the trickier skills to master until you have learned some of the basic properties of color.

. Tutorials and more than 100 step-by-step sequences demonstrate how to paint a wide range of subjects, buildings, including landscapes, people and still life. The stylish design of this book, illustrations and diagrams, along with the interior photographs, make the learning process simple and fun for beginning painters and provides useful tips for more advanced artists.

This book is divided into three sections. Next, the techniques used in watercolor painting are explained in detail, from the most basic like laying washes and reserving highlights to some of the more unusual and exciting methods like wax-resist or spattering paint. Over 180, 000 copies sold worldwide. Search Press.


Botanical Illustration Course: With the Eden Project

Full of inspiring lessons. Search Press. The priceless advice encompasses everything from honing observational skills and plant dissection procedures to color mixing and applying watercolor. Artists and plant lovers will find a wealth of practical information, with easy-to-follow exercises and case studies.

Adding highlights, producing a pleasing composition, and developing a personal style—all the building blocks for achieving excellence are here. Search Press. This is simply the best and most complete course in botanical illustration ever produced, with each chapter a perfectly constructed and self-contained class.

By popular Artist, Billy Showell. Created in conjunction with the internationally renowned Eden Project—home of the only jungle in captivity—it’s put together by two leading figures in the Project’s famed art school, and uses many beautiful works from its students. Search press books-Anna Mason's Watercolour World.


Raphael : Billy Showell Kolinsky Sable Brushes : Set of 3

Great for botanical pieces. Raphael : billy showell Kolinsky Sable Brushes : Set of 3 Search Press. By popular Artist, Billy Showell. Full of inspiring lessons. Search press books-Anna Mason's Watercolour World. Search Press.

The Art of Botanical & Bird Illustration: An artist's guide to drawing and illustrating realistic flora, fauna, and botanical scenes from nature

Full of inspiring lessons. Search press books-Anna Mason's Watercolour World. This thorough yet easily digestible guide includes overviews of key illustration techniques and basic color theory and mixing, and it's loaded with exercises designed to help you learn to see shape, value, and form. Search Press.

By learning tounderstand plant life and anatomy, the art of botanical & Bird Illustration includes step-by-step demonstrations to follow along with as you practice taking sketches and transforming them into fully rendered, you can craft elegant flowers, trees, leaves, and much more in no time! To bring it all together, colorful pieces of fine art.

Draw and paint beautiful, vibrant, and realistic birds and botanicals with The Art of Botanical & Bird Illustration. Take a sketch and transform it into fine art!the Art of Botanical & Bird Illustration is a guide for contemporary artists aspiring to master shape, realistic, color, and texture and render beautiful, and vibrant botanical artwork.

Author mindy lighthipe, colored pencils, educates you about the tools and materials traditionally used in botanical illustration, an expert botanical artist, including pencils, gouache, watercolor, and pastels. Search Press. Great for botanical pieces. By popular Artist, Billy Showell.

Botanical Portraits with Colored Pencils

Great for botanical pieces. Search Press. The book features approximately 200 beautiful and instructive color illustrations. Full of inspiring lessons. Search press books-Anna Mason's Watercolour World. Search Press. She also presents works by other botanical artists to show students a wide range of styles. The author instructs in the use of both water-soluble and oil-based colored pencils, and presents progressive illustrations that demonstrate the rendering of an artwork from start to completion.

A successfully executed work of botanical art is an exacting blend of scientific accuracy and aesthetic beauty. This lavishly illustrated volume offers practical, fruits, step-by-step instruction for creating professional quality colored pencil illustrations of flowers, foliage, and other botanical subjects.

She advises on choosing materials and offers guidelines for getting to know each flower or plant before starting an illustration. All aspects of working with colored pencils are covered, mixing and building up color, layering and burnishing, including underpainting, and adding those finishing touches that bring a botanical subject fully to life.

Colored pencils serve as an excellent alternative to the traditional practice of rendering botanical art in watercolors because pencils are far easier to use and control, yet can produce equally outstanding results. By popular Artist, Billy Showell.