128 pages, 140 colour illustrations
A practical guide to using gouache in botanical painting, by a leading botanical painter. Gouache is an opaque water-based medium, often called body colour, that produces crisp and vibrant paintings, and is becoming increasingly popular in botanical painting. Leading botanical painter, Simon Williams, specializes in painting in gouache and this is his first book. Botanical Painting with Gouache is full of practical advice on all aspects of using the exciting medium of gouache and contains many step-by-step demonstration paintings. In addition to the sumptuous flower paintings there are also sections on painting butterflies, birds and exotic and unusual plants from the rainforest.
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Simon Williams, SBA, is a leading botanical painter who specializes in gouache and teaches many popular workshops in the UK. He is Course Director of the Society of Botanical Artists' Distance Learning Diploma and has also exhibited with the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS). Simon has a greenhouse full of unusual plants and orchids and this is his first book.