Regular readers of this blog will know that I'm very keen on flowers, fruit and vegetables as objects for my artworks (see my galleries for flower and botanical drawings, flower paintings and fruit and vegetables on my website). I also love going to shows involving flowers, fruit and vegetables - and you can't keep me away from visiting gardens. My big love being the kitchen gardens!
It isn't such a big jump then to get wondering about whether to study botanical art on a formal basis. I've been accumulating a lot of information in the last year in the form of visits to gardens, shows, books and links. Unfortunately I lost most of the links from this blog in "the great links loss" while I was away in July (hence the development of squidoo lens for links!).........
This morning I published my new Squidoo Lens for Botanical Art and am really enjoying being able to write a bit more about each link this time around. This new lens is still very much a work-in-progress and will be developed over the next few months. So far, I've included modules on:
- Botanical Art Societies
- Botanical Art Instruction Books
- Examples of Botanical Art - by members of the national botanical societies
- Books of excellent examples of Botanical Art - both historical and contemporary
- Botanic Gardens and Horticultural Societies
I've got quite a few links saved but still have to include them. In the meantime if there are any links you'd like to suggest please leave a comment here. Thanks.
- NEW Squidoo Lens: Botanical Art - Resources for Artists
- My flower drawings
- My flower paintings
- My frui and vegetable still life