For me Billy is very special because I started my botanical journey from her book "A-Z of Flower Portraits". It is the only book about botanical painting here in Poland and of course still the only one in Polish. I learned so much from it and I was eager to learn more so I bought her other books abroad + two DVDs. Every time I learned something new and my paintings were getting better.
"Botanical Painting in Watercolour" is Billy's fourth book and I thought nothing would surprise me. But it did. I found new tips, new techniques, new information which I will definitely implement in my paintings.
The book has 192 pages and it's square which is very nice change. There are dozens of excellent photos inside. I love every single book by Billy because they are very neat and all photos and illustrations are of very high quality so it's very easy to see details and understand everything. Not to mention, that there are many photos of each stage and they are described in concise language, without unnecessary details. The language is easy to understand even for non-native-English speakers like me.
The heart of the book for me is the techniques of painting. Billy explains everything very clearly showing us everything on the photos. This book is like a great encyclopedia of watercolor techniques useful in botanical painting.
I think that this book is just excellent for everyone, specially those who wants to start painting in botanical style. All the neccessary information can be found there. I would recommend this book to everyone without a second thought.