Synopses & Reviews
"Readers are given a front row seat to Scotts insecurities, decisions, mistakes, and successes. This books format is unique and provides a level of insight into the SBA diploma program that is not available anywhere else." -ArtPlantaeToday.com
The critique of each lesson by a mentor provides a learning experience for both the artist and readers.” Chicago Botanic Garden, Current Books” online journal Gardening and Art
"This book is a perfect complement for the two books previously produced in association with the Society of Botanical artists and is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED by me." - Katherine Tyrrell, Making A Mark Reviews
Experience a master class in botanical illustration through one womans development from enthusiastic amateur painter to accomplished botanical artist. While studying for a Distance Learning Diploma from the Society of Botanical Arts, Mary Ann Scott began an extraordinary correspondence with Margaret Stevens, the societys President, who offered advice and critique.
Including firsthand accounts of the joys and challenges Mary Ann faced as she progressed through the course, Botanical Sketchbook is sure to inspire artists of all skill levels. It is beautifully illustrated and packed with practical advice on all aspects of botanical painting in watercolor.
About the Author
Mary Ann Scott received a Diploma with Distinction on the Distance Learning Course run by the Society of Botanical Artists and became a full member in 2009.
Margaret Stevens is the president of the Society of Botanical Artists and course director of the Distance Learning Diploma course. She holds thirteen RHS medals, including the Gold and Siler-gilt Linley for work of educational interest. She is author of The Art of Botanical Painting and The Botanical Palette.
Table of Contents
Foreword by Sir Roy Young
Introduction by Margaret Stevens and Mary Ann Scott
Single Flower Study
Working in the Field
Working from Photographs
Authors note: Color Abbreviations