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Here we have visited Hever Castle in Kent and it brings back memories of my wedding reception held here back in 1993 (sounds grand but we had a very tiny wedding) but also it was a chance to view the gardens from above, speak to the head gardener and enjoy the beautiful planting and design. Watch the film in full now with all our subscription plans.
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Radish are this weeks subject, a perfect beginners study. I take you though the processes from wet in wet to applying detail and depth of colour. This adds a nice bit of crunch to our project list. A little project to cut your teeth on. Best wishes Billy
Radish are this weeks subject, a perfect beginners study. I take you though the processes from wet in wet to applying detail and depth of colour. This adds a nice bit of crunch to our project list. A little project to cut your teeth on. Best wishes Billy Available to watch in full from Monday, August 31st with our paid monthly and 6 monthly subscription plans.
For those salad days, here is a tutorial on painting a tomato, this is not for the faint hearted but great practice on how to maintain highlights. Please don't lose hope if you first few tomatoes don't work out, fill a page of tomatoes to practice the first 2 stages and then at intervals practice the dry brushing. I do hope this offers you a good challenge, enjoy. All the best Billy Available to watch in full from Monday, August 17th with our paid monthly and 6 monthly subscription plans.
Out and about at Hever Castle - this week's project is a quick watercolour study of a Water Lily bud, Painting outside has it's difficulties but is great fun, here I show you that speed and a relaxed approach is paramount. I hope you enjoy the change in tempo and scene. Best wishes, Billy x Available to watch in full from Monday, August 3rd with our paid monthly and 6 monthly subscription plans.
Here we have visited Hever Castle in Kent and it brings back memories of my wedding reception held here back in 1993 (sounds grand but we had a very tiny wedding) but also it was a chance to view the gardens from above, speak to the head gardener and enjoy the beautiful planting and design. Hever Castle was built in the 13th century and was the childhood home of Anne Boleyn, the second Queen Consort of King Henry the VIII of England. Much later the Castle became the property of William Waldorf Aster, the 1st Viscount Aster, a wealthy American businessman and politician. Aster had the gardens laid out between 1904 and 1908 by Joseph Cheal and Son, they turned the mostly marshland area into a spectacular garden, which required over a 1000 men to create the grand design. Classic references abound with a lake, rose gardens, a maze and...
I just wanted to say how much I am enjoying your tutorials. They are beautifully presented, your demonstrations are very clearly explained and very easy to follow. Thank you. M. E.
I absolutely love the White Lily tutorial and this painting is stunning! I’m glad you are finding the time to paint along with all the other things you have on your plate. You are doing a very good job not only with the tutorials but the other production, post-production and member care. It is a huge undertaking. I applaud you! LD2014
I would like to say that I have painted in watercolour for many years and find you so inspirational. Your paintings are always so full of style and grace and simply stunning. SR 2014
Dear Billy, I just wanted to write and tell you how much I am enjoying the online tutorial series. I am totally mesmerized while I watch and listen to you teach. I am learning soooooo much. Just finished viewing the latest lesson on the Snowdrop. Now I just need to put some time into painting!!! CT 2014
Hi Billy, enjoying your tutorials. I am very new to botanical painting so am finding your tutorials a great help. I have invested in three of your brushes and just bought a new one this month. The Pashley Manor video was a delight."MC 2014
I have just watched the rose DVD. It is TERRIFIC!! We both enjoyed it so much. you really are so naturally you in front of the camera and it puts the watcher totally at their ease, making it so much easier to hear and learn.J.M 2014 The websites are up and running and very easy to use. Many, many CONGRATULATIONS it all looks EXCELLENT.
Hello Billy,I want to thank you for all your wonderful you tube clips and look forward to your online course. It will be so exciting to painting with you. (you are my idol in the watercolour world) I want to thank you for your wonderful start to the online course! S.R 2014
Thank you for the card tutorial on mistletoe. Your work is inspiring, I loved the quin. gold touch and who would have thought silver leaf would give that dramatic lift. D.C 2014
I have been watching the tutorial on the Hollyhock off and on the last couple of days. I LOVE IT! I have photographed several of my own Hollyhocks' and after some practice, I hope to adapt the techniques which you demonstrate and replicate (with watercolour) some of my flowers.Watching your DVD was like therapy -- it was so relaxing and refreshing. Your painting instruction via book/DVD has been a great blessing to me. Thank you again. C from Canada 2014
Billy, I've watched all of the camellia tutorial now and I am absolutely amazed at the time and effort you have put into making such an excellent video. There is nothing else on the market to match it - it's fabulous!
Thank you Billy! I'm just excited. Your instruction is so perfect.
I am so happy with the on-line tutorials and I love being able to watch you in action! You are such a fantastic artist!
Hi Billy, just watched your Camilla tutorial ...wow I can't wait to have a go, I have a camellia in my garden, so let's see what I can do. Thank you Billy for such excellent tuition. Kind regards V L
I've learned a lot from your videos and books and am a big fan.
Billy's work is so inspirational and I'm looking forward to visiting the site again.
Dear Billy, I have just watched all of the free tutorials and I would just like to say how impressed I am with the videos and the content, the subject matter is superb and the camera work excellent, really well done and thank you so much. P
NEW STUDENT GALLERY
We have had a huge response to our request for examples of your work in our Student Gallery. A big big thank you to all subscribers that have sent us images of their paintings. You can find your work in the gallery pages along with a personal comment from Billy.
Exciting news! The Billy Showell Online Tutorials Student's Gallery is now up and running and ready to view by all. All subscribers are able to put their work forward. It's a chance to show us what you have achieved so far, all work inspired from the projects is welcome and all levels are encouraged to send us images of their work. Billy will give some feedback and it's a chance to include us in your journey. You can submit pictures of your work to us by emailing them to the following address: email@example.com The new collection of students work is so good but a lot of the pictures are arriving too small to appreciate, so please don’t be shy and send the work in jpeg files no smaller than 270KB. I hope you enjoy seeing the new arrivals as much as we have.