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Learn how to paint fantastic watercolours with Billy Showell, step by step guidance with her at home in her studio.
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In these free Q & A tutorials Billy answers some of your commonly asked questions. In this video Billy shows you how to get the most out of your palette. Available to watch now in full with all our subscription plans.
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This weeks project is for those desperate to paint pocketed leaves. Filmed very close up indeed the effect may seem loose but the finished tiny leaf shows an effective way to illustrate Primula leaves without making them look like a grid of bumps. I hope you have a go and enjoy the process.All the best and happy practicing.Billy.
This weeks project is for those desperate to paint pocketed leaves. Filmed very close up indeed the effect may seem loose but the finished tiny leaf shows an effective way to illustrate Primula leaves without making them look like a grid of bumps. I hope you have a go and enjoy the process. All the best and happy practicing. Billy. Available to watch in full from Monday, July 20th with our paid monthly and 6 monthly subscription plans.
This week I show you the basic techniques for the Magnolia Soulangiana. It is a popular flower for botanical painters and I like to think that this is a good starter tutorial for those new to painting it. Enjoy practicing the sweeping in of the pink on some trial studies. We will revisit again as an open flower next year. Until then I hope you enjoy this tutorial. All the best and happy practicing Billy Available to watch in full from Monday, July 6th with our paid monthly and 6 monthly subscription plans.
This weeks tutorial is the underneath of a rose, looking at things from a new angle stretches our observation skills and offers a new take on looking at things. the soft glazes are the perfect opportunity to learn how to mix pale colours but with enough impact to describe the plant on the white paper. If you are just starting out then you could just practice the first washes until you achieve a soft petal effect. All the best and happy practicing Billy Available to watch in full from Monday, June 22nd with our paid monthly and 6 monthly subscription plans.
This week's tutorial is a gentle White Tulip with a subtle flash of violet, this is a project suited to repetition, ideal for practice on painting shadows and using the lightest washes. Beginners could fill a page of Tulips to practice this process. Best wishes Billy x Available to watch in full from Monday, June 8th with our paid monthly and 6 monthly subscription plans.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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.