"How To Draw & Paint Botanicals + Flowers" The Book!

It’s been a month since I self-published my latest book “How To Draw & Paint Botanicals + Flowers”. I am so grateful with the support from you all and love seeing all your illustrations and paintings that you are creating from the book. It really makes me so happy to see some of you coming into your own as you’ve learned some great techniques.

How to Draw and Paint Botanicals and Flowers the book cover

If you haven’t checked out my book, here is a bit more information:

Illustrating and painting come together for all flower and botanical enthusiasts. From whimsical flowers to more detailed botanicals, learn how to draw and paint your favorite florals using gouache and various paint and brush techniques. From illustration to painting, this book helps you understand the full process of creating a floral piece of art. Each floral tutorial begins with a step-by-step guide to illustrating some of your favorite flowers, followed by the step-by-step process of how to paint that same flower. The book has helpful information on how to use gouache as an art medium and information for what type of brushes and paper to use. It is also filled with descriptions on what Philip did to paint the flowers along with some tips to help you on an artistic journey. As you practice drawing and painting through the floral tutorials, you'll begin to understand the process of creating a beautiful piece of floral art.

How to draw and paint botanicals and flowers gouache page
How to Draw and Paint Botanicals and Flowers Illustration Page
How to Draw and Paint Botanicals and Flowers Painting Pages

It’s available in paperback and Kindle worldwide on Amazon.com


Miniature Art Show at Shockboxx

On February 24, 2018, I had my second show of the year with "The Miniature Art Show" at The Shockboxx Gallery in Hermosa Beach, CA. The event was a hit! There were over 250+ works of art that were no bigger than 10 inches. It featured a wide range of work including Computer Art, Drawing, Mixed Media, Assemblage, Painting, Printmaking, Photography, and Sculpture. 

The Shockboxx is a smaller gallery which made a Miniature Art Show perfect. When we arrived, there was a delicious taco stand, free drinks available, and a live artist about to let loose with some performance art. It was packed with a lively crowd which made it a little difficult to see all the tiny works of art, but it also made you feel like you were in the place to be for the night.