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Botanical Illustration from Chelsea Physic Garden

Botanical Illustration from Chelsea Physic Garden

  • Author: Andrew Brown
  • Publisher: Antique Collectors Club Limited
  • ISBN: 9781851497966
  • Category: Design
  • Page: 136
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Chelsea Physic Garden was founded by the Worshipful Society of Apothecaries in 1673 as a resource providing plant material for the training of apothecaries. For most of its existence, the Garden has been a focus for botanists, taxonomists, students and horticulturists both for employing their skills and in training the next generation. These activities have been supported by the work of plant illustrators. It is the purpose of this book to display the work of talented late twentieth- and early twenty-first century botanical artists, members of Chelsea Physic Garden Florilegium Society, whose explicit aim is to illustrate plants in cultivation in the Garden. In 1995 the Chelsea Physic Garden Florilegium Society was co-founded by Margaret King and Wendy Page. It is a group of artists, the first cohort of which had been studying for a Diploma in botanical illustration at the English Gardening School at Chelsea Physic Garden. The principal aim of the Society is to illustrate all the plants in cultivation at the Garden. Botanical Illustration from Chelsea Physic Garden includes selected works from the garden's archive, which now totals about 500 works. The seventy-eight illustrations reproduced include one in pen-and-ink and three in graphite ( lead pencil), all examples of work by masters of their technique. Also included is one work in colored pencil which is, even on close inspection, indistinguishable from the best water-color painting. Wherever possible, the plates are accompanied by notes about the uses of the plants, as well as the botanical name of the plant and its family.

Flower Paintings from the Apothecaries' Garden

Flower Paintings from the Apothecaries' Garden

Contemporary Botanical Illustrations from Chelsea Physic Garden

  • Author: Andrew Brown
  • Publisher: ACC Distribution
  • ISBN: 9781851495030
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 135
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Flower Paintings from the Apothecaries' Garden is a celebration of the work of the first ten years of Chelsea Physic Garden Florilegium Society. The Society, founded in 1995, is a group of artists charged with the task of recording in watercolor paintings the flora of Britain's second oldest botanic garden, founded in 1673 by the society of Apothecaries. About 200 paintings by fifty-six artists have been accessed to the Physic Garden archives. This book contains fifty-six reproductions of paintings, one by each artist. The plants depicted range from small alpines to magnificent trees and from food plants to those which yield life-saving drugs, for although the Physic Garden was founded for the teaching of apothecaries, it has always been a garden for the growing of the novel and the exotic. From its founding, throughout the seventeenth and earlier part of the eighteenth centuries, the Physic Garden was an international focal point for botanical endeavor.

The Art of Botanical Illustration

The Art of Botanical Illustration

An Illustrated History

  • Author: Wilfrid Blunt,William Thomas Stearn
  • Publisher: Courier Corporation
  • ISBN: 9780486272658
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 304
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This beautiful book surveys the evolution of botanical illustration from the crude scratchings of paleolithic man down to the highly scientific work of the 20th-century. 186 magnificent examples, over 30 in full color.

Botanical Illustration for Beginners

Botanical Illustration for Beginners

A Step-by-Step Guide

  • Author: Meriel Thurstan,Rosie Martin
  • Publisher: Pavilion Books
  • ISBN: 1849943079
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 300
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A unique and exciting approach to botanical illustration, this beginner guide demonstrates everything you need to know about capturing beautiful botanical specimens on paper. Each exercise guides the reader through a different aspect of botanical illustration, breaking the whole process down into simple, easy-to-follow stages. Whether you are a beginner looking for advice on composition and how to plot out your initial drawings, an experienced artist looking to develop your skills at colour mixing and working with unusual colours, or an old hand looking to capture more challenging and complex textures and shapes, there is something for botanical artists of all levels. Acclaimed artists Rosie Martin and Meriel Thurstan ran the popular botanical painting course at the Eden Project and have filled this fantastically illustrated guide with practical and inspirational worksheets, colour swatches, sketches and stunning finished paintings.

Botanical Illustration

Botanical Illustration

The Complete Guide

  • Author: Leigh Ann Gale
  • Publisher: The Crowood Press
  • ISBN: 178500428X
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 208
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Botanical Illustration - the complete guide explains the processes and methods behind this beautiful art genre. It highlights the importance of the requisite skills of close observation, accurate drawing and attention to detail. Leigh Ann Gale is a leading botanical artist and tutor, and she generously demonstrates her approach in this book. Her worked example of fuchsia magellanica clearly shows the varied stages of an illustration. Along with step-by-step instructions to a range of subjects, this book is beautifully illustrated with over 350 images, diagrams and paintings of her and her students' work. This book is a source of inspiration as well as a definitive guide, and the contents include: introduction to botany and a comprehensive botanical glossary; a case study demonstrating each stage of a worked example, including the selection and preparation of a subject, observational drawings, composition skills and painting processes; step-by-step instruction covering many subjects, from creating shine on leaves and berries, to painting white flowers and depicting hairs on leaves and stems; a guide to colour theory and how to mix colours accurately to match your specimens and make the most of your watercolour palette; and ideas on how to continue, and develop your own style of botanical illustration. This book will be of great interest to all botanical artists, natural history artists, watercolourists, gardeners and natural historians and is lavishly illustrated with 391 colour images.

Botanical Illustrator's Handbook

Botanical Illustrator's Handbook

  • Author: Sally Pinhey
  • Publisher: Crowood
  • ISBN: 1847977189
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 128
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The Botanical Illustrator's Handbook takes a closer look at how to accurately portray the riches of the botanical world. It tackles and explains many of the difficulties that artists encounter so they can extend and expand their choice of subject matter. Written by a respected artist and drawing on her wealth of experience, it offers new insights and a fresh approach to the wonders of botanical illustration.Topics covered include: advice on the labelling and quality of paper, and choice of pencils, paints and brushes; techniques for the mixing and handling of greens; chapters on magnification, managing detail and using scale bars; instructions for using perspective techniques, and painting complex structures such as pine cones and umbellifers, and tricky details such as hairs. Full of advice on labelling, quality of paper, artist materials and mixing techniques and superbly illustrated with 160 colour illustrations.

Treasures of the Royal Horticultural Society

Treasures of the Royal Horticultural Society

  • Author: Royal Horticultural Society (Great Britain),Brent Elliott
  • Publisher: Timber Pr
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 158
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A selection of rare & beautiful paintings by some of the greatest botanical artists from the 17th century to the present, chosen from the more than 18,000 drawings & paintings in the Lindley Library, the Royal Horticultural Society's great archive.

The Paradise Garden

The Paradise Garden

  • Author: Maureen Lazarus,Heather Pardoe,Deborah Spillards
  • Publisher: National Museum Wales
  • ISBN: 9780720004502
  • Category: Botanical illustration
  • Page: 76
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An introduction to the development of botanical illustration

Botanical Art with Scientific Illustration

Botanical Art with Scientific Illustration

  • Author: Sarah Jane Humphrey
  • Publisher: The Crowood Press
  • ISBN: 1785004204
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 176
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Botanical and scientific illustration share many common themes - the meticulous observation, the crucial composition, the precision of rendering and the accuracy of colour are all intrinsic to this niche genre of art. In this beautiful book, Sarah Jane Humphrey explains the techniques of the botanical artist but also introduces ideas for scientific illustration, so that the illustrator has a fuller understanding when rendering the natural world. Detailed instruction on all aspects of illustration is given, from application and materials to research and field trips. There is practical advice on using monochrome and colour theory to bring your illustration to life. Illustrated with over 200 of the author's exquisite illustrations, it is an invaluable companion for both beginners and experienced artists, as well as a source of inspiration and joy. Beautifully illustrated with 429 colour illustrations including 200 of the author's own illustrations.