Publisher: Quarry Books
Author: Tracey English
Release: October 2nd
I received a copy of Painted Botanical Collage through NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review.
Painted Botanical Collage is an incredibly detailed tutorial on using collages to create natural looking floral artworks. If I sound surprised there, it’s because I am. This book is relatively short, being less than fifty pages, but it covers so much in that short amount of time. It’s astonishing, really.
This instructional book covers everything from the materials and tools used all the way to how the artist (Tracey English) designed and created specific flowers. My favorite part, oddly enough, was in the middle of all this. English took the time to explain and show how she would create her own background papers – papers that she would then cut up and use in her collages. It is actually a brilliant idea, and one I would never have thought of on my own.
I love Tracey English’s bright and creative style for collages. Each piece had such personality and character to them all, while still absolutely looking like the flower or plant she intended on. I couldn’t think of a better instructor to have written this book.