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Botanical Painting with the Society of Botanical Artists
  • Publisher: Pavilion
  • Edition: BB Hardback
  • Publication: 02 August 2018
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781849944526
  • Stock: Temporarily Out of Stock
  • Size: 216x276 mm
  • Illustrations: 0
  • Pages: 160
  • RRP: £25
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Botanical Painting with the Society of Botanical Artists


Comprehensive techniques, step-by-steps and gallery by Margaret Stevens PSBA (Author)

Book Description

In this new book the Society of Botanical Artists provides a comprehensive guide to the different styles and methods of botanical painting, harvesting the talent of both Members and Distance Learning Diploma Course students around the world, past and present. Botanical Painting features techniques and materials for all levels and demonstrates how these skills can be used to develop your own expertise.
There are chapters on drawing with graphite and metal point, coloured pencil, body and watercolour in plant portraiture and illustration as well as 'The Mixed Bunch'. The inclusion of the historic methods used for egg tempera and metal point, as well as the technique required for working on vellum, makes this a valuable source of advice on subjects not readily available elsewhere. An inspirational gallery of paintings at the end of the book provides a guided walk around an SBA exhibition.
The book is beautifully illustrated throughout, with comprehensive critiques on the artworks and step-by-step demonstrations. It will be an invaluable and inspirational addition to the library of the more experienced botanical painter.

About the Author

About Margaret Stevens PSBA
Margaret Stevens is the former President of the Society of Botanical Artists and exhibits regularly with the Royal Horticultural Society. She is author of several books on botanical illustration, including The Botanical Sketchbook.


Customer Review

If you have looked at those gorgeously intricate botanical paintings and wished you could produce such beautiful depictions of delicate flowers, foliage and fruit, then this book is ideal. Stunningly illustrated throughout this book is a beautiful read.

The book provides an introduction to botanical painting through looking at the work of the accomplished artists of the Society of Botanical Artists. Led by the experts the reader is given a fascinating lesson in technique and materials.

Very practical guidance is provided on painting methods such as working on vellum, use of egg tempura and using metal point. There are exercises which take you step by step through the use of the materials to achieve these techniques.

The book is also really accessible and would make a brilliant reference book as well as a cover to cover read.

The final chapter is really inspiring, featuring lots of paintings by students and the societys artists which really make you want to have a go.

This was a delightful read, packed full of practical know how and expert artists tips.

Also by this author:

Botanical Sketchbook

Botanical Sketchbook

By Mary Ann Scott & Margaret Stevens PSBA


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