The Art of Botanical Painting

Author(s): Margaret Stevens; Society of Botanical Artists Staff (As told to)

Art Instructional

This is the definitive instructional guide to the art of botanical illustration, published in association with The Society of Botanical Artists and featuring detailed step-by-step demonstrations by members of the Society. Botanical illustration has been a popular art form for many centuries, with its appealing traditions of detail and beauty. This beautifully illustrated book covers all aspects of the subject and is an essential book for all serious students of botanical painting. The book includes useful information about materials, basic plant anatomy, flower and leaf shapes, and then explores the techniques for drawing and coloured pencil work, as well as painting with watercolour and gouache. Subjects include exotic and common plants, flowers, fruit and vegetables, as well as flowers in the garden. Packed with step-by-step demonstrations and stunning illustrations, this is an inspiring, practical guide, as well as a visual treat.

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Margaret Stevens is President of The Society of Botanical Artists, which was founded in 1985 to bring together artists of repute in this field. Members include winners of prestigious awards, including the Royal Horticultural Society's Gold and Silver-Gilt medals, and their work is held in collections worldwide. Margaret has written and co-ordinated two Collins books and is an expert and teacher of the subject.

General Fields

  • : 9780008163556
  • : HarperCollins Publishers Australia
  • : HarperCollins Publishers (Australia) Pty Ltd
  • : 0.606
  • : November 2015
  • : 22.40 cmmm X 22.00 cmmm X 1.20 cmmm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : March 2016
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Margaret Stevens; Society of Botanical Artists Staff (As told to)
  • : Hardback
  • : 316
  • : English
  • : 758.5
  • : 144
  • : 200 col illus