Botanical Illustration

Author(s): Siriol Sherlock


"Packed with inspirational ideas and valuable tips, award-winning artist Siriol Sherlock breathes new life into the genre of botanical painting." - "Leisure Painter". The 2005 winner of the Artists Choice Award - now new in paperback - reveals the secrets behind her stunning and luminous plant portraits. Using simple techniques that produce breathtaking results, and packed with inspirational ideas for botanical artists, the chapters cover: the botanical artist: a brief history of botanical illustration; comfort and confidence: the right environment, paint, paper and brushes; a technique to imitate nature: the wet-in-wet technique; flowers - colour and form: projects and demonstrations arranged by colour, from exotic orchids to wild flowers; foliage - colour and form: how to capture the subtle variations in hue and tone; fruit - colour and form: creating the three-dimensional forms, rich colours and textures of fruit; details: secrets of the finishing touches; completing the picture: step-by-step demonstrations, plus information on framing, presentation and selling your work; plant characters in composition: how to experiment; and, the trials and tribulations of a botanical artist.


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" Packed with inspirational ideas and valuable tips." -- "Leisure Painter"

Siriol Sherlock's paintings have been widely exhibited and she has taught throughout the UK since 1986. She is a former President of the Society of Flower Painters and a member of the Society of Botanical Artists, with whom she regularly exhibits. Her work has appeared in a solo show at Kew Gardens Gallery, London, and she has been awarded four gold medals by the Royal Horticultural Society. She is a member of the RHS Picture Committee, which judges botanical art at RHS shows. Siriol Sherlock is the author of Exploring Flowers in Watercolour. She lives in Romsey, Hampshire.

General Fields

  • : 9780713490527
  • : 178492
  • : 178492
  • : 0.513
  • : March 2007
  • : 276mm X 213mm X 9mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Siriol Sherlock
  • : Paperback
  • : New edition
  • : 751.422434
  • : 128
  • : 150 colour illustrations