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Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Tribute to Maud Purdy

(Asiatic lily by Randy Raak, gouache on black illustration board, not yet fully completed)

In our series "Drawing on Tradition" we completed last week a 15-hr elective botanical Illustration course about Maud Purdy and her intricate way of illustrating flowers. Maud Purdy was Brooklyn Botanical Gardens' Staff illustrator in 1913-1944. In her flower portraits she typically used gouache on black illustration board as her medium. This class was a microscopy class and attended by 10 students. This class also ended our spring semester. The classes resume on Monday, July 26, 2010. You can see some more illustrations from the class in the BI-Facebook.(White rose by Frank Merrem; colored pencil on white paper)

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