Botanical Painting with Gouache: A Step-By-Step Guide Hardcover – 10 March 2016
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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.
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The author is definitely talented enough to write a book on the subject; the book contains many, many of his works and they are exquisite. I learned a lot of things, such as the excellent reference for Fabriano Pittura paper and the basics to using gouache: I've been using it far to thick. I learned use more water, more layers and let each layer completely dry before adding more paint.
I think the only negative to this book was that the author tried to demonstrate too wide a variety of plants. I'd have preferred less examples and more specific instructions and detail on the painting of certain plants. Nonetheless, it's by far the best guide on botanical painting using gouache that I've found to date.
I really don't recommend.