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Botanical Painting

By Mariella Baldwin

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ISBN: 9781847972774
PUBLISHED (THIS EDITION): 23/08/2011
PAGES: 144
BINDING: Paperback
SIZE: 280x220 mm
INSIDE: 223 colour illustrations

Botanical painting seeks to convey the essence and beauty of a plant through accurate rendition. Written in an accessible style and beautifully illustrated, this practical book aims to unravel some of the precieved mysteries of the art by revealing the steps that go towards making a stunning painting. By breaking complex forms down into basic shapes, it provides a foundation for building and developing detail in a painting.

Topics covered:

  • Strong emphasis on observation, especially observation through drawing
  • Advice on drawing to gather information as an aid to sucessful painting
  • Colour exercises and techniques to simplify the painting process
  • Main features of flowering plants covered: the root, the stem, the leaf, the flower and the fruit

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" Botanical painters, as the name suggests, are impatient to pick up a brush and get colour onto the page. Mariella sensibly gives equal attention to drawing and painting and offers the student the discipline of extensive sketchbook studies in both pencil and paint.
The book is illustrated throughout with Mariella's own paintings and is a useful addition to the botanical painter's library. "
Review Type: Press
Reviewed By: Hampton Court Palace Florilegium Society Newsletter

" Botanical Painting seeks to convey the essence and beauty of a plant through accurate rendition. Written in an accessible style and beautifully illustrated, this practical book aims to unravel some of the perceived mysteries of the art by revealing the steps that go towards making a stunning painting. By breaking complex forms down into basic shapes it provides a foundation for building and developing detail in a painting. "
Review Type: Press
Reviewed By: Florilegia

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