Handmade by Deb – May 2021
Due to popular demand Watercolour Flower Portraits by Billy Showell has been updated and re-issued. Billy is a well known artist and tutor based in the UK. She has 4 best-selling botanical watercolor books to her name, this one included. Billy helps you get the right tools, learn the necessary skills and acquire practice. The first half of her book has useful sections on – what you need, drawing, colour mixing, techniques, light & shade, white flowers, painting flowers, leaves and stems in detail, and composition. These fundamentals are covered in detail with easy-to-read text and large color photographs. The second half of her book features 4 stunning, step-by-step watercolour projects. The flowers selected for study are the orchid, lily, rose and delphinium. These tutorials are all accompanied by small studies, details, step-by-step instructions and the colour mixes used to accomplish the finished work. She takes us inside her creative process and shows us how to paint realistic botanicals every step of the way. You’ll find inspiration, instruction, and tips and on every page!