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.
The Association of British Artists is developing a resource about Beginner's Botany for Botanical Art. This post highlights what is available.
It's part of a new series of articles and videos associated with promoting learning amongst those new to botanical art.
Elaine Allison, the new President, has produced two excellent videos which started off as a live streaming event - plus two blog posts. The focus of both is on The three B's.... Beginner - Botany-Botanical Art
You can find the videos on the BRAND NEW ABBA Channel called - ABBA for All. It's worth subscribing to this with your Google account if you want to follow what they produce.
I think it's an excellent idea. In my opinion, it's also something that more botanical art societies should do - although in order to emulate what ABBA is doing it does take
Episode 1: Simple Flowers
There is something more important than knowing what parts of the plant are called and that is what does it really look like. This requires detailed anatomical observation. Where possible, it is really useful to see the plant growing in the wild. Get to know the habitat, location with respect to other plants and if it is the same species, how the form can change depending on where it grows.
The FIRST module focuses on simple flowers and provides a short introduction to basic descriptive botany
Using a common native plant, the Geranium, the module considers
Episode 2: Complex Flowers
Understanding how the flower is put together is the first step in producing a great piece of artwork that is botanically accurate.
Yesterday I was really pleased to see that Shirley Sherwood has started a NEW project to talk about the botanical paintings in her collection - on video!
You can find the video on her Facebook Page The Shirley Sherwood Collection.
Below is the very first video where Shirley is talking about the Chinese Elm Bonsai painted by Jeannetta Van Raalte. (The link is to the page about the painting on the new website for the Shirley Sherwood Collection and this is the link to the page profiling Jeanetta Van Raalte)
It's just like being with her in the Shirley Sherwood Gallery at Kew when she is doing one of her tours about the new exhibition and is talking about individual paintings. What's great is that she combines:
Here's how it all came about.
Shirley Sherwood has been in lockdown in her Oxfordshire home for 6 weeks so the family have started a project to keep her busy ?
What you need to do to see the videos
About Margaret Mee is my page about this remarkable and very petite woman, who was
In Search of Flowers of the Amazon Forest
from Amazon UK
Her legacy includes
Here's our e-book finally completed.
We could not allow such an important event to be just a good memory. So we decided to take another step and face another challenge. It seemed simple, but it was months of work and patience of luiz berri, adjustments, wait, doubts and a lot of message exchange, e-mail, watsapp and everything else that could help get the material and information we needed.
But now we have here an important record not only of a remarkable and special moment that was the Brazil, but an overview of the current wealth of botanical illustration in Brazil. Thank you all for participation and trust.
Enjoy to inspire even more
This video of New Zealand's 'Ngai Tipu Taketake - Indigenous Flora' exhibition showcases our diverse and unique flora as seen by the best of New Zealand's botanical artists.
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