Synopses & Reviews
A beautifully illustrated guide that aims to unravel the perceived mysteries of the art by revealing the steps to making a stunning botanical painting Botanical painting seeks to convey the essence and beauty of a plant through accurate rendition. By breaking complex forms down into basic shapes, this guide to an often intimidating art form provides a foundation for building and developing detail in a painting. It features a strong emphasis on observation, especially observation through drawing; color exercises and techniques to simplify the painting process; and it covers the main features of flowering plantsthe root, the steam, the leaf, the flower, and the fruit.
"Stands alone as a guide to the technique of botanical painting." —Library Journal
"Complements Lizabeth Leech's Botany for Artists very well." —Library Journal
About the Author
Mariella Baldwin is a professional botanical artist whose paintings are held in private collections across the world as well as the Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation in Pittsburgh, the Chelsea Physic Garden, and Hampton Court Palace.