Learn how to paint realistic fruit, vegetables and blossom with this beautifully illustrated watercolour course.

Billy Showell's amazing paintings and vibrant palette are showcased here as she clearly explains how to create a huge selection of shapes and textures using detailed step-by-step instructions. Starting with basic techniques and use of colour, she shows how to capture the individuality of spiralling artichokes, the smooth contours of aubergines, the sumptuous reds of glossy peppers, the cool yellows of bananas, the subtle hues of blossom and more. Using traditional methods, overlaying washes, dry brush techniques, glazing, masking - she develops pictures that are exciting and different, sometimes with an unconventional and amusing twist that takes the images on to new, contemporary levels. Explanations on drawing, composition, lighting, painting white subjects are included, along with many different ideas and dozens of useful and helpful tips.


Packed with information, expert advice and guidance on materials, drawing, colour mixing, composition, painting techniques and more.

Four stunning step-by-step projects, plus many smaller studies demonstrating different techniques throughout the book.

Numerous examples of Billy's beautiful paintings to guide and inspire you.


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Watercolour Fruit & Vegetable Portraits by Billy Showell



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