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In today’s post I will be reviewing; A-Z of Flower Portraits by Billy Showell DVD

A - Z of Flower Portraits DVD

A - Z of Flower Portraits DVD

Product Details

  • Manufacturer/Brand; Teaching Art/ SAA
  • Item number: TA BSAZD
  • RRP at time of writing: £25.52 or £20.20 to SAA Members

Reason For Buying

This year I want to improve my watercolour painting techniques. To learn more about mixing colours and a more realistic style of painting too. My mobility hasn’t been great, so getting out and about to paint buildings hasn’t been an option. There are however, lots of flowers in the garden, I can try to paint.

Pros/Cons

Pros

  • Double DVD
  • The DVD is divided into chapters, so you can go directly to a particular project
  • Colour mixing is shown during the painting process
  • Each technique shown, is well described in detail
  • Run time is 130 minutes

Projects included are;

Narcissus, hellebore and anemone. An extra section for adding a water droplet and a gallery of Billy’s work is also on the DVD.

Cons

  • Haven’t got any

Build Quality

Excellent. Sound, lighting and camera work are all superb. Perfect close-ups and nothing seems rushed.

Value for Money

Excellent. Getting to a one to one class would be much more expensive. With the DVD you can re-watch techniques as often as you like, till you get the hang of them. It will be helpful to paint along with Billy on the DVD, to try some techniques too.

Would I buy it Again?

Totally, I have also bought the book by the same name.

Summing up

Billy has really inspired me to get painting flowers, her style is beautiful and she explains techniques so well too. I want to practice these techniques and learn this more realistic style of painting. The book goes into greater detail and is great to have on hand next to me as I paint, but I’m a visual learner and the DVD is excellent. I found the fact that the colour mixing is shown, very helpful too. If you like this style of painting, I highly recommend you get this DVD.

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Best wishes and thanks for reading, see you soon

Billie :)

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