Leigh Ann Gale is a botanical artist whose detailed paintings combine botanical accuracy with artistic appeal. She undertakes commissioned work and is an established tutor of botanical painting.

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Leigh Ann’s second book ‘Colour for Botanical Artists and Illustrators’ has now been published by The Crowood Press.

This beautiful book explores the world of colour in the plant kingdom and introduces the artist to effective practical methods of using colour in botanical painting. It focusses on the relevance of making accurate observations of colour in botanical specimens and recognizing the value and importance of using colour theory to achieve successful results. With over 500 images, this elaborately-illustrated guide uses the author’s finished artwork, diagrams, and step-by-step tutorials to explain the important role of colour in this compelling genre of art. This book is a must for all aspiring botanical artists, illustrators and students.

• Comprehensive guide to colour in the plant kingdom, colour theory, and the attributes of the artist's colour wheel and colour harmonization
• Analysis of watercolours and their properties, pigments, and the selection and matching process to botanical specimens
• Colour-mixing exercises and guidance for creating colour charts, as well as practical step-by-step tutorials through the colour spectrum
• Guide to using colour effectively in botanical painting and suggestions for appropriate watercolour techniques

If you would like to order a signed copy please contact Leigh Ann either by email or using the 'Contact' page.

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