The Kew Book of Botanical Illustration

Author: Christabel King

Publisher: Search Press(UK)

ISBN: 9781844489473

Category: Art

Page: 128

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"Kew is eminent worldwide in botanical science and preservation, and Christabel King is their foremost botanical artist. Here she explains botanical art and illustration, covering materials, collecting plant material, drawing and painting techniques, magnification, and painting leaves, flowers, cacti and succulents, wildflowers, trees and plates for Curtis's Botanical magazine."--
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The Golden Age of Flowers

Botanical Illustration in the Age of Discovery 1600-1800

Author: Celia Fisher

Publisher: British Library Board

ISBN: 9780712358958

Category: Art

Page: 144

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The seventeenth and eighteenth centuries witnessed a surge in the study of and interest in botanicals that led to some of the greatest books of plant illustration ever made, including such outstanding examples as the Hortus Eystettensis, work by Maria Sibylla Merian, Thornton's Temple of Flora, Banks's Florilegium, and Sibthorp's Flora Graeca. Culled from these masterpieces of botanical art, this lavishly illustrated new book reproduces one hundred of the most beautiful flower images from this period. As Celia Fisher explains, during this time several developments took place that led to a significant increase in the popularity and output of botanical illustration, including the revolution created by the advancement of metal engraving, the development of the new Linnaean system for classifying types of plants, and the epic voyages of discovery that recorded and collected the exotic plants encountered in remote, uncharted lands. The historical illustrations presented here are arranged in alphabetical order by flower with an accompanying text that outlines their geographic and botanical origins, the derivation of their names, and the properties for which they were most valued. This beautiful and informative book will appeal to gardeners and flower lovers as well as readers interested in the history of botany and illustration.
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Botanical Illustration

The First Ten Lessons

Author: Valerie Price

Publisher: Herbert Press

ISBN: 1912217155

Category: Botanical illustration

Page: 136

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This practical introduction to botanical illustration is formed of ten graded lessons, where each teaches you new skills to build upon the last. From mushrooms to orchids to hawthorn berries and leaves; once you've completed these lessons in drawing and painting botanical subjects, you will have all the techniques you need in order to tackle far more complex arrangements. An experienced teacher of botanical illustration, Valerie Price shows even the uninitiated illustrator how to produce accurate and beautiful results, with her step-by-step instructions on how to tackle each individual project.With advice on topics including accurate drawing, measuring and recording your subject, right the way through to preparing a well-composed botanical plate, this book covers everything you need to know to get ahead in botanical illustration.
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Treasures of Botanical Art

Author: Shirley Sherwood,Martyn Rix

Publisher: Royal Botanic Gardens Kew

ISBN: 9781842466636

Category: TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING

Page: 272

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Treasures of Botanical Art reveals the history of botanical painting, its beauty and science, with works from two renowned collections and over one hundred significant artists, dating from the late 1400s through to today. Paintings featured from the Kew collection include works by well-known artists the Bauer brothers, Redouté, Ehret, Fitch, Lilian Snelling and Margaret Mee as well as many lesser known artists. Contemporary works are featured from the Sherwood collection by a host of international artists.Over 200 stunning botanical paintings are showcased in this gift book, accompanied with informative text on the origins, history and relevance of botanical art, as well as information on the plants themselves. Biographies of over 120 artists are provided at the end of the book, revealing thehistorical and international background of this genre.'Two of the best botanical minds come together in this beautifully illustrated book...the illustrations,from the Kew Collection, are breath-taking and the text wonderfully informative'. Oxford Times'This book is a tribute both to Shirley Sherwood and to Kew, and should be bought by everyonewith an interest in botanical illustration'. Curtis's Botanical Magazine
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Botanical Illustration The Next Ten Lessons: Colour and Composition

Author: Valerie Price

Publisher: Herbert Press

ISBN: 1912217732

Category: Art

Page: 144

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Ten graded lessons to tackle beautiful color in stunning botanical compositions. This practical introduction to the color and composition in botanical illustration is formed of ten graded lessons, where each teaches you new skills to build upon the last. From red tulips and pink roses to blackberries and green foliage; once you've completed these lessons you will have all the techniques you need in order to tackle far more complex arrangements. An experienced teacher of botanical illustration, Valerie Price shows even the uninitiated illustrator how to produce accurate and beautiful results, with her step-by-step instructions on how to tackle each individual project.
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Botanical Painting with Gouache

Author: Simon Williams

Publisher: Pavilion Books

ISBN: 1849943885

Category: Art

Page: 304

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A practical guide to using gouache in botanical painting, by a leading botanical painter. Gouache is an opaque water-based medium, often called body colour, that produces crisp and vibrant paintings, and is becoming increasingly popular in botanical painting. Leading botanical painter, Simon Williams, specializes in painting in gouache and this is his first book. Botanical Painting in Gouache is full of practical advice on all aspects of using the exciting medium of gouache and contains many step-by-step demonstration paintings. In addition to the sumptuous flower paintings there are also sections on painting butterflies, birds and exotic and unusual plants from the rainforest.
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Botanical Illustration

Painting with Watercolours

Author: Siriol Sherlock

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780713488623

Category: Art

Page: 128

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Award-winning botanical illustrator Siriol Sherlock shares her skills and secrets for creating luminous, realistic portraits of flowers and plants. Her techniques are simple, yet they yield remarkably impressive results. A stunning array of illustrations, of both finished works and key stages of the painting, appears throughout, illuminating the instructions. All the various materials are covered, as well as traditional and experimental techniques. Examine the details that go into depicting foliage and fruit, flowers in context, single stems, multistem arrangements, and even the leaves, stems, and branches so important to giving a plant character. The flowers bursting forth in beauty on the page range from bright and tropical blossoms to red roses and a brilliant poppy.
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Botanical Illustration

The first ten lessons

Author: Valerie Price

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781408152034

Category: Design

Page: 136

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This practical introduction to botanical illustration is formed of ten graded lessons, where each teaches you new skills to build upon the last. From mushrooms to orchids to hawthorn berries and leaves; once you've completed these lessons in drawing and painting botanical subjects, you will have all the techniques you need in order to tackle far more complex arrangements. An experienced teacher of botanical illustration, Valerie Price shows even the uninitiated illustrator how to produce accurate and beautiful results, with her step-by-step instructions on how to tackle each individual project. With advice on topics including accurate drawing, measuring and recording your subject, right the way through to preparing a well-composed botanical plate, this book covers everything you need to know to get ahead in botanical illustration.
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Contemporary Botanical Artists

The Shirley Sherwood Collection

Author: Shirley Sherwood

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780297836001

Category: Botanical artists

Page: 240

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This book documents the emergence of a new wave of botanical painters who have built on one another's skills and techniques to produce work that rivals, and sometimes surpasses, the work of the 18th and 19th century painters.
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