Botanical Illustration: Painting with Watercolours

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Award-winning botanical illustrator Siriol Sherlock shares her skills and secrets for creating luminous, realistic portraits of flowers and plants. Her techniques are simple, yet they yield remarkably impressive results. A stunning array of illustrations, of both finished works and key stages of the painting, appears throughout, illuminating the instructions. All the various materials are covered, as well as traditional and experimental techniques. Examine the details that go into depicting foliage and fruit, flowers in context, single stems, multistem arrangements, and even the leaves, stems, and branches so important to giving a plant character. The flowers bursting forth in beauty on the page range from bright and tropical blossoms to red roses and a brilliant poppy.

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Siriol Sherlock worked for nine years as a textile designer, specializing in floral designs. Since 1986 her paintings of watercolour flowers have been widely exhibited and she now works full time as a painter and teacher. She is President of the society of Floral Painters and a member of the Society of Botanical Artists, with whom she regularly exhibits. Her work has been exhibited in a solo show at the gallery at Kew Gardens, London and she has been awarded three gold medals from the Royal Horticultural Society. Siriol lives in Romsey, Hampshire.

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Packed with inspirational ideas and valuable tips.”  Leisure Painter

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