The Botanical Palette


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The Botanical Palette Author: Format: Hardback First Published: Published By: HarperCollins
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Pages: 144 Illustrations and other contents: 300 Illustrations, color ISBN: 9780007247851 Categories: , ,

‘The Botanical Palette’, published in association with the Society of Botanical Artists, is the first instructional guide to focus on colour in botanical painting. Each chapter in the book looks at a specific colour, providing expert advice on how to achieve the right colour in both painting and coloured pencil work. The detailed step-by-step demonstrations reveal exactly how each flower painting is built up, from the first stage to the finished illustration.

9780007247851 hardback with dust-cover; semi-gloss pages; colour illustration on every page; 144pp.

Weight0.7 kg



'There are a lot of books on flower painting, all of which claim to offer a different approach, but The Botanical Palette is one of the most original I've seen in a long time.' Artists' Choice Book Club 'Filled with practical advice on how to achieve the correct result by the use of translucent washes that retain the delicacy of the subject. All this is backed up with 17 step-by-step demonstrations by members of the SBA, making this a collaborative effort that speaks with quiet authority.' The Artist Magazine 'In addition to providing invaluable guidance on the subject, the material contained in this excellent book serves as a source of constant inspiration and utter delight.' This England

Author Biography

Margaret Stevens is the former President of the Society of Botanical Artists and exhibits regularly with the Royal Horticultural Society. She is author of several books on botanical illustration, including The Botanical Sketchbook.