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A - Z OF FLOWER PORTRAITS

Billy Showell

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ISBN 10: 1844484521 / ISBN 13: 9781844484522
Published by Search Press, ENGLAND, 2010
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9 x 12 in. Pictoral paper boards. Lavish color plates. Condition is AS NEW ; like brand new on all points. DJ is FINE ; like new. Art. Stax. Bookseller Inventory # 25176

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Title: A - Z OF FLOWER PORTRAITS

Publisher: Search Press, ENGLAND

Publication Date: 2010

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:As New

Dust Jacket Condition: fine

Edition: First edition.

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Billy Showell is a well-respected contemporary artist whose watercolour flower portraits have earned her the respect of watercolour artists all over the world. 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. In this book, 40 flower portraits are presented, arranged in alphabetical order, each one accompanied by small studies, details, 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, including wet-into-wet, colour blending, lifting out, layering glazes, dry brushing and colour mixing, and at the end of the book Billy gives her own unique slant on composition and discusses the importance of creating a sketchbook. Whether you love to paint, or simply love flowers, this book will delight and inspire you.

About the Author:

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. 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 watercolour 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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