The Botanical Palette: Colour for the Botanical Painter

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This superbly illustrated book looks at one of the most important aspects of botanical painting: how to achieve the right colours. Each chapter looks at a specific colour, providing expert advice on how to achieve the right colour in both painting and coloured pencil work. The detailed step-by-step demonstrations reveal exactly how each flower painting is built up, from the first stage to the finished illustration. A special of this book is the projects that are included in several of the demonstrations. Each project includes a simplified drawing of the finished work that students can trace and use as the basis for their own painting. By attempting a more modest painting in this way, they will be able to focus more closely on achieving accurate colour portrayal. The book is superbly illustrated throughout with beautiful botanical paintings, and a gallery of paintings by member os the Society completes the book and provides additional inspiration.

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Margaret Stevens is the former President of the Society of Botanical Artists and exhibits regularly with the Royal Horticultural Society. She is author of several books on botanical illustration, including The Botanical Sketchbook.

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'There are a lot of books on flower painting, all of which claim to offer a different approach, but The Botanical Palette is one of the most original I've seen in a long time.' Artists' Choice Book Club 'Filled with practical advice on how to achieve the correct result by the use of translucent washes that retain the delicacy of the subject. All this is backed up with 17 step-by-step demonstrations by members of the SBA, making this a collaborative effort that speaks with quiet authority.' The Artist Magazine 'In addition to providing invaluable guidance on the subject, the material contained in this excellent book serves as a source of constant inspiration and utter delight.' This England

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