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Watercolour flower portraits

Watercolour flower portraits

Showell, Billy, author, illustrator

This volume presents several watercolour flower portraits. It contains information on drawing and painting techniques, colour mixing and composition. It offers numerous ideas for those who want to develop their flower painting skills, whether or not they have any previous experience

Book. English.
Published Tunbridge Wells, Kent: Search Press, 2014
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Statement of responsibility: Billy Showell
ISBN: 1782210822, 9781782210825
Note: Originally published: 2006.
Note: Includes index.
Physical Description: 128 pages : illustrations (black and white, and colour) ; 30 cm
Subject: Botanical illustration.; Art and Design.; Flowers in art.; Watercolor painting Technique.


  1. Introduction
  2. What you need
  3. Drawing
  4. Colour
  5. Techniques
  6. Light and shade
  7. White flowers
  8. Painting flowers in detail
  9. Painting leaves in detail
  10. Painting stems in detail
  11. Composition
  13. Slipper Orchid
  14. Green Goddess Lily
  15. Roses
  16. Delphinium
  17. Index

Author note

Billy Showellgraduated 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.