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Botanical Painting with Gouache, new book by Simon Williams

Artist, Simon Williams has been using Strathmore Illustration Board Series 500 for Wet Media in his new book Botanical Painting with Gouache available now.

Simon Williams Ant house on Strathmore 500 series Wet Media board

Full of practical advice on every aspect of using gouache, each exercise guides the reader through the whole botanical painting process, breaking it down into simple, easy-to-follow stages. Strathmore Illustration board has been used for the exercises on white backgrounds with gouache and Turner acryl gouache. The book can be purchased through or for international

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Simon Williams is a leading botanical painter and Course Director for the Society of Botanical Artists Distance Learning Diploma Course. Strathmore has become his favoured surface to work on as it can handle each medium, gouache, acryl gouache and watercolour, very well indeed.  

Botanical Painting with Gouache demonstrates this unique and exciting paint medium for capturing beautiful botanical specimens.  Further samples of Simon’s work can be seen through SWIllustrations

Simon Williams Buddleia on 500 series Strathmore Wet Media Board







The Anthouse plant. A painting on Strathmore board from the chapter - Painting in Situ: Plants from the Southern Hemisphere.  

Buddleia with peacock butterflies. Finished artwork done on Strathmore Board from a step by step exercise to using Turner Acryl Gouache


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