on 23 January 2013
This is Rosie and Meriel's fourth book of botanical painting. They have again produced a beautifully illustrated book, which succeeds in its aim to promote and encourage the genre of botanical painting to beginners and established botanical artists. Botanical painting is not for the faint hearted, as it demands commitment, perseverance and some degree of skill. Rosie and Meriel have, in my opinion, demystified many of the worries that the beginner may have in starting their journey into botanical painting. They explain choices of equipment including paper, pencils, paint etc.
In the book they walk you through the advantages of learning your equipment, suggesting exercises and showing examples of technique and what can be achieved with practise. The book includes a number of exercises in drawing and painting, it advises on the use of colour and takes the reader through the stages of botanical painting to the ultimate finished subject. It is also illustrated throughout with examples from students and botanical artists.
For the beginner and experienced artists this book encourages the painter to explore the exotic and the colourful plants now available for us to try to capture in paint.
on 12 October 2012
I am a botanical artist which is a continous learning curve,I have the other set of the Eden Project books and would highly recomend them to anyone interested in botanical art,they are so informative and the illustrations etc are wonderful,also highly recomend seller.