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This beautifully illustrated and gently progressive guide will help you produce flower paintings while Billy’s Brushes will allow you to create pictures that are both realistic and detailed.Botanical painting can be a highly technical subject that requires dedication and years of study to learn.Here, Billy Showell takes you through the processes of painting specimens that will satisfy even the most demanding general viewer, but without the scientific jargon that often accompanies the subject.The secret is lots of step-by-step demonstrations, each with plenty of stages, as well as hints, tips and technical exercises.You’ll be working with an enormous variety of different flower and plant types, each one chosen for the particular challenges it presents.In this way, your range and repertoire are developed at the same time.You’ll also learn tricks for portraying water droplets and sheen texture; subtle details which make a painting sing.Botanical illustration is a subject that can seem daunting.Billy makes it manageable without trivialising it and, with her help, you’ll be able to produce results you can be proud of.Her previous books have been understandably popular, but this one is in a league of its own.Book: Search Press. Hardback. 192 Pages. Colour Throughout.Billy Showell has selected three of her must have tools for painting her botanical pieces.Set contains 2 x kolinsky sable brushes in sizes 2 & 6 and a synthetic eradicator, ideal for finer details.