Billy Showell Watercolour Flower Portraits

ISBN 13: 9781782210825

Watercolour Flower Portraits

4,2 valoración promedio
( 35 valoraciones por Goodreads )
 
9781782210825: Watercolour Flower Portraits
Ver todas las copias de esta edición ISBN.
 
 

What a gorgeous book!

Billy Showell's exquisite and technically brilliant, watercolour flower portraits are beautifully presented in this highly informative and lavishly illustrated book. Packed with step-by-step guides on drawing and painting techniques, colour mixing and clever compositions, it is an invaluable source of ideas for anyone wanting to develop their flower painting skills.

Billy has drawn on her expertise as a painter and teacher of botanical painting to present each lesson with a superb mix of flair, knowledge and detail that cannot fail to inspire!

Search Press . Paperback . 128 pages . Colour throughout

"Sinopsis" puede pertenecer a otra edición de este libro.

Críticas:

Feb 08 Billy Showell presents her exquisite, technically brilliant watercolour flower portraits. This highly informative, lavishly illustrated book is packed full of information on different drawing and painting techniques, colour mixing and the art of composition. It is a good source of ideas and inspiration for anyone who wants to develop their painting skills. * The Lady * Jan 07 Dear Billy - I have recently purchased your Watercolour Flower Portraits book, and can honestly say it is the by far the best instructional book that I have. It gives such clear and precise detail of botanical painting - which I am interested in - so many painters skip over the important bits, which for a novice like me is quite unhelpful, but you do go into wonderful close ups of the way you paint your flowers/stems etc., well done. I only wish I lived a bit nearer so I could come to your classes!. Also have you issued any other painting books? if so I should be most interested . All the very best with your beautiful paintings. Ros Riley * Customer * January 2015 An extremely well written, well illustrated book which will help any aspiring botanical artist to create brilliant flower portraits in watercolour. Billy Showell has developed a deep interest in flowers and is able to bring the flowers alive on the page. Although watercolour lacks the lustre of oils and acrylics, Billy's watercolour illustrations have a depth and shading which is quite unusual. By working through this book, you can acquire all the basic skills that any flower illustrator would need. Apart from covering items like light and shade, techniques and creating composition, she focuses on how to obtain the detail that really brings a plant alive - specifically painting stems, leaves and the individual flowers. Each aspect of the detailed work is takes a chapter to complete. Another unusual and very, very useful chapter is on painting white flowers - not an easy thing to do. There are so many shades of white, and when you add in the task of trying to bring depth and light to white painting, it requires very great skill. There are four detailed projects provided which, if followed carefully, will leave the artist with four spectacular illustrations of a Slipper Orchid, a Green Goddess Lily, Roses and a Delphinium. A perfect book for the bookshelf of any botanical artist - it will help, assist and teach * Monstersandcritics.com * Dec 06 Billy Showell's exquisite and technically brilliant watercolour flower portraits are beautifully presented in this highly informative, lavishly illustrated book. Packed with information on drawing and painting techniques, colour mixing and composition, it is an invaluable source of ideas and inspiration for anyone who wants to develop their flower painting skills, whether or not they have any previous experience. * minigallery.co.uk * August 2006 There's a hierarchy in flower painting. At the top, there's botanical illustration which, in its more rarefied form, is used as the definitive plant identification guide. This is also often diluted for the more general painter who wants to be able to paint accurate and realistic flowers, but without the obsessive attention to detail and the almost agonised selection of example that goes with the professional style. At the other end of the spectrum is general flower painting, where the intention is to produce an impression of flowers, often in a group and as an element of a larger picture. What this comes down to, as often as not, is painting gardens. However, it's always been difficult to sell books with this as their title because readers tend to say, "I don't paint gardens, I paint flowers". Well, yes, up to a point, Lord Copper. Book titles are a funny thing: most of the time they don't really matter, and sometimes they matter like hell. The person who works out what matters when will make a fortune! Firmly in the middle, between these two opposites, is the flower portrait. It's not a definition you'll find in any dictionary, scholarly tomes haven't been devoted to its place in history and yet it's quite a precise way of describing a certain approach. You'll know one when you see one. The answer, I think, is that it's a representation of an individual flower that tells you about the flower and appears to live on the page. Oh, heck, come on, let's not be shy: it's a portrait of a flower. I worked for hours on that. No, seriously. There are pictures of people that sum them up absolutely without getting bogged down in detail and there are portraits: detailed depictions . . . you know the rest. Well, that's what this book is. What you have here are flowers without visible means of support, by with I mean that they don't have roots or pots or vases, only stems and heads. They aren't in an arrangement on a sideboard, the backgrounds are plain, the subject is an individual plant and nothing else. Rather sensibly, many of the illustrations show the whole picture, the paper as well as the flower itself, emphasising the fact that these are pictures of flowers in a very specific way - what you see on the page is the complete painting, not just the subject. I'm losing you, aren't I? Sorry, but read the book and you'll see immediately what I mean. The best way to sum up the approach is to say that that this is very much a book about painting, not a book about flowers. To this end, as well as lots and lots of pictures of flowers and plants, there's also a wealth of information about how to paint them. But, let's be clear, this is not an introduction to flower painting, it's far more than that. In fact, it's one of the first books I've seen, especially on this subject, that assumes quite a bit of previous experience. However, if you're serious about painting flowers, then Billy Showell has a huge amount to tell you. She talks about general painting methods and techniques, painting specific flower elements - petals, leaves and so on - and also how to handle various types of flowers, as well as some very detailed step-by-step demonstrations of specific examples. Although there is a structure to the book, it's not one you're going to work through like a course. Probably the best approach would be to familiarise yourself with the layout, get the hang of what Billy has to say, and then start to tackle the sections that most interest you. I think that would work. There's a lot to absorb and you get a lot for your money, too. * Artbookreview.net * Aug 2006 A Tunbridge Wells artist has just launched her first book locally, already sure of its success. Billy Showell's Watercolour Flower Portraits has achieved great acclaim in America, having been chosen as the lead title by the largest art book club. As well as showing and selling her own paintings, Billy teaches art in her Tunbridge Wells studio, so writing a book on the subject was a natural extension of her talents. Well-known art suppliers Winsor & Newton, and Raphael, have eagerly lent their support and there is even a teaching DVD by Billy. Watercolour Flower Portraits is a work of art in itself - you don't need to be a budding artist to appreciate the beautiful illustrations, but those who are keen to learn or improve their skills will find the layout and instructions clear and simple. * Index * July 2006 What a beautiful book, and a beautiful subject too. Sitting at a table near an open window with the scent of the garden blowing in painting flowers is something I enjoy myself; now here is a useful primer on it to aid me in my work. It can adorn my coffee table too, and even those guests with no painterly leanings can enjoy its lush and wonderful artwork - with a hard cover, too! You don't need much to have a ball with this book. The author recommends buying the best quality paints, but I think it depends on what you want to do with the finished paintings. Mine are preliminary stages between nature and a piece of wearable art or a set of memory album decorations so think about this part carefully. Get to grips with the drawing stage first, look at how flowers are constructed (briefly) and then do some mixing. It is useful to see a palette of what colors to buy as there are so many and if you are painting flowers you need a rather different palette than -for example - a portraitist. There are several flower studies with tips on how the colors used were mixed which I found to be very useful, and the same for leaves. I think this was my favorite part as mixing is something of a bugbear with me, and I think that this is a great way to handle the subject rather than in the abstract. Here too are different painting techniques to try such as wet-into-wet, using masking fluid, dry brushing etc and what sort of effect they give. Other highlights include a short section on painting white flowers, looking at how to paint different parts of a flower and composing a picture. The in-depth staged studies are just the type of thing for any artist to work through to really get under the skin of a painting, and remind me of how I learned to paint. I've seen a lot of art books but for sheer conciseness, practicality and down-to-earth good sense this one gets a high score. One for my keeper shelf. * Myshelf.com * May 07 Dear Billy, Last week my husband bought me your book - Watercolour Flower Portraits. Since then I have not been able to put it down. I am, to say the least, enthralled with it. I have been trying to paint for several years on and off, but have struggled to find a style which I am comfortable with. Your book has given me just what I have been looking for. I have already tried one picture which has impressed my family very much, but I need to learn more. As I live very close to Tunbridge Wells I would really love to come to some of your classes. Could you possibly tell me if you have any more classes running in the near future and if it would be possible to join you. I look forward to hearing from you. Many Thanks. Minna Keeler * Customer *

Reseña del editor:

NEW IN PAPERBACK Billy Showell's exquisite and technically brilliant watercolour flower portraits are beautifully presented in this highly informative, lavishly illustrated book. Packed with information on drawing and painting techniques, colour mixing and composition, it is an invaluable source of ideas and inspiration for anyone who wants to develop their flower painting skills, whether or not they have any previous experience.

"Sobre este título" puede pertenecer a otra edición de este libro.

Otras ediciones populares con el mismo título

9781844480661: Watercolour Flower Portraits

Edición Destacada

ISBN 10:  1844480666 ISBN 13:  9781844480661
Editorial: Search Press Ltd, 2006
Tapa dura

Los mejores resultados en AbeBooks

1.

Showell, Billy
ISBN 10: 1782210822 ISBN 13: 9781782210825
Nuevo Cantidad disponible: 5
Librería
GreatBookPrices
(Columbia, MD, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Condición: New. Nº de ref. del artículo: 20882878-n

Más información sobre este vendedor | Contactar al vendedor

Comprar nuevo
EUR 12,49
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 2,27
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

2.

Billy Showell
Publicado por Search Press Ltd, United Kingdom (2014)
ISBN 10: 1782210822 ISBN 13: 9781782210825
Nuevo Paperback Cantidad disponible: 10
Librería
The Book Depository
(London, Reino Unido)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Search Press Ltd, United Kingdom, 2014. Paperback. Condición: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. NEW IN PAPERBACK Billy Showell s exquisite and technically brilliant watercolour flower portraits are beautifully presented in this highly informative, lavishly illustrated book. Packed with information on drawing and painting techniques, colour mixing and composition, it is an invaluable source of ideas and inspiration for anyone who wants to develop their flower painting skills, whether or not they have any previous experience. Nº de ref. del artículo: ASP9781782210825

Más información sobre este vendedor | Contactar al vendedor

Comprar nuevo
EUR 14,78
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
De Reino Unido a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

3.

Billy Showell
Publicado por Search Press Ltd, United Kingdom (2014)
ISBN 10: 1782210822 ISBN 13: 9781782210825
Nuevo Paperback Cantidad disponible: 10
Librería
Book Depository International
(London, Reino Unido)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Search Press Ltd, United Kingdom, 2014. Paperback. Condición: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. NEW IN PAPERBACK Billy Showell s exquisite and technically brilliant watercolour flower portraits are beautifully presented in this highly informative, lavishly illustrated book. Packed with information on drawing and painting techniques, colour mixing and composition, it is an invaluable source of ideas and inspiration for anyone who wants to develop their flower painting skills, whether or not they have any previous experience. Nº de ref. del artículo: ASP9781782210825

Más información sobre este vendedor | Contactar al vendedor

Comprar nuevo
EUR 14,83
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
De Reino Unido a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

4.

Billy Showell
Publicado por Search Press Ltd (2014)
ISBN 10: 1782210822 ISBN 13: 9781782210825
Nuevo Paperback Cantidad disponible: 17
Librería
The Monster Bookshop
(Fleckney, Reino Unido)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Search Press Ltd, 2014. Paperback. Condición: New. BRAND NEW ** SUPER FAST SHIPPING FROM UK WAREHOUSE ** 30 DAY MONEY BACK GUARANTEE. Nº de ref. del artículo: mon0001213437

Más información sobre este vendedor | Contactar al vendedor

Comprar nuevo
EUR 13,81
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 2,26
De Reino Unido a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

5.

Showell, Billy
ISBN 10: 1782210822 ISBN 13: 9781782210825
Nuevo Cantidad disponible: 1
Librería
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción 2014. PAP. Condición: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Nº de ref. del artículo: KB-9781782210825

Más información sobre este vendedor | Contactar al vendedor

Comprar nuevo
EUR 12,88
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 3,42
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

6.

Showell, Billy
Publicado por Search Press (2014)
ISBN 10: 1782210822 ISBN 13: 9781782210825
Nuevo Tapa blanda Cantidad disponible: 10
Librería
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Search Press, 2014. Condición: New. Learn how to paint exquisite flower portraits in watercolour, following Billy Showell's highly detailed, step-by-step instructions. Packed with stunning pictures and technical advice, this book is truly inspirational. Num Pages: 128 pages, 350 colour. BIC Classification: AFCC; WFA. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 291 x 221 x 11. Weight in Grams: 624. . 2014. Paperback. . . . . . Nº de ref. del artículo: V9781782210825

Más información sobre este vendedor | Contactar al vendedor

Comprar nuevo
EUR 17,60
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
De Irlanda a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

7.

Showell, Billy
Publicado por Search Press
ISBN 10: 1782210822 ISBN 13: 9781782210825
Nuevo PAPERBACK Cantidad disponible: 1
Librería
Lakeside Books
(Benton Harbor, MI, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Search Press. PAPERBACK. Condición: New. 1782210822 BRAND NEW, GIFT QUALITY! NOT OVERSTOCKS OR MARKED UP REMAINDERS! DIRECT FROM THE PUBLISHER!|1.35. Nº de ref. del artículo: OTF-S-9781782210825

Más información sobre este vendedor | Contactar al vendedor

Comprar nuevo
EUR 14,56
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 3,42
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

8.

Showell, Billy
Publicado por Search Press (2014)
ISBN 10: 1782210822 ISBN 13: 9781782210825
Nuevo Paperback Cantidad disponible: 1
Librería
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Search Press, 2014. Paperback. Condición: New. Never used!. Nº de ref. del artículo: 1782210822

Más información sobre este vendedor | Contactar al vendedor

Comprar nuevo
EUR 18,12
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

9.

Showell, Billy
Publicado por Search Press
ISBN 10: 1782210822 ISBN 13: 9781782210825
Nuevo Tapa blanda Cantidad disponible: 10
Librería
Kennys Bookstore
(Olney, MD, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Search Press. Condición: New. Learn how to paint exquisite flower portraits in watercolour, following Billy Showell's highly detailed, step-by-step instructions. Packed with stunning pictures and technical advice, this book is truly inspirational. Num Pages: 128 pages, 350 colour. BIC Classification: AFCC; WFA. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 291 x 221 x 11. Weight in Grams: 624. . 2014. Paperback. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Nº de ref. del artículo: V9781782210825

Más información sobre este vendedor | Contactar al vendedor

Comprar nuevo
EUR 18,51
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

10.

Billy Showell
Publicado por Search Press Ltd (2014)
ISBN 10: 1782210822 ISBN 13: 9781782210825
Nuevo Tapa blanda Cantidad disponible: 1
Librería
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Search Press Ltd, 2014. Condición: New. Nº de ref. del artículo: EH9781782210825

Más información sobre este vendedor | Contactar al vendedor

Comprar nuevo
EUR 15,65
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 2,99
De Alemania a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

Existen otras copia(s) de este libro

Ver todos los resultados de su búsqueda