Rosemary Brushes are very much favoured by a number of botanical artists - and a LOT of other artists as well.
I think Rosemary & Co. is the brush brand which gets a mention most often when I ask artists which brushes they like. I think there's three reasons for this
In dealing with artists directly, I’m able to offer exactly what you want, in terms of quality, price and delivery. I’m proud to be a small family business, who can extend an ‘old fashioned’ approach to conducting my business. I believe this to be a major strength and although the 21st century offers valuable technology, I feel it is important to remember the courtesies in life, day to day, between each other. With this in mind, if you don’t see what you’re looking for or need any help/advice with your selection, just ask!
What people might be less aware of is that they also do a lot of sets of brushes based on the recommendations of specific artists.
These include people who paint botanical and nature subjects.
Below are the Rosemary Brush Sets which have been put together for two long-standing tutors of botanical art who have been using Rosemary Brushes for a number of years.
Incidentally the Anna Mason brushes do get sold on Amazon - but for money than buying them direct from Rosemary! ;)
Besides sets of brushes Rosemary & Co also provide various series of brushes which have proved to be a firm favourite with botanical artists who like good brushes for painting details.
For brushes, I only use one Rosemary brush which is a pure sable “spotter” Series 93 in a size 3 on the shorter handle. This gorgeous little brush has shorter bristles, than regular brushes and has a strong, resilient point. I use it in a way similar to that of a felt tip pen, rather like colouring in. These are made by Rosemary herself, and I would be lost without them!
This is about a recently published video of American botanical illustrator Lara Call Gastinger talking about how her botanical sketching and illustration work is produced.
Plus an opportunity to see more videos of Lara working on her perpetual journal and botanical art
ABOUT LARA CALL GASTINGER (GM 2007, 2018)
ABOUT THE VIDEO: In the Studio with Lara Call Gastinger
This video - which you can see below - has two parts
The first part is a video record of her work. It covers and focuses on
Pay attention, be astonished and tell about it.
I'm a very big fan of comprehensive and well organised catalogues of art materials. I like people who take the trouble to provide information about the paints and other colour media that artists use - including pigment numbers and lightfastness ratings.
I also know from talking about the art materials used for botanical art with very many botanical artists that there's a keen interest amongst very many artists about what's best, what's on offer and what's new.
"New", of course, is a relative term. If you've not previously been aware of a brand, colours, associated materials then it's "new to you".
Which is long way round of identifying that Jackson's Art have produced an extremely impressive 132 page guide in its Watercolour Catalogue 20/21. I've never ever seen one before that beats this one - and I've looked at lots over the years.
It's not available as a document. It's only available as a digital file. I don't blame them - it would cost a lot of money to produce as a print document and maintain the very necessary print quality on the colours and shades. Viewed on screen, what colours look is entirely down to how good your screen is and whether it is white balanced.
This is a novelty - the first Facebook Live Video I've ever seen of a live non-scripted conversation between two botanical artists talking about:
I know these two really well - and this is really EXACTLY what both of them are like.
If you've ever fancied taking a workshop with either of them this is who they are and how they talk!
I arrived half way through so have posted it to my Facebook Page - and discovered that it converts to a video after the Facebook Live finishes. Then I can take the code for it and use it in the "embed code" module on Weebly.
So now I give you a Saturday afternoon chat about artist materials for botanical art.
There are two particular aspects of the RHS Botanical Art Show that sometimes people forget about until a little late in the day. These are:
This post comprises my TIPS (from exhibitors) about the "sticky" aspect of exhibiting. Or how to avoid your exhibit and/or card holders ending up on the floor of the Lindley Hall! (Please also read the comments from those who have exhibited previously)
At the end of the show I also took photos of examples of how people had chosen to stick their exhibit to the panel.
What sort of sticky display tape?
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