This weekend (Friday through Sunday) we have Kate Nessler at the Denver Botanic Gardens introducing us the ancient technique of painting on calf vellum. The history of vellum is thousands of years old and was also used by Retoude, Ehret and McEwen. In our days vellum is commonly used for illumination and calligraphy, as well as in the contemporary botanical painting.
It takes a gifted artist to become a great teacher and those who dare to teach never cease to learn.
Friday, August 20, 2010
Kate Nessler is an internationally recognized botanical artist using vellum. Her work is included in the Hunt Institute of Botanical Documentation, The Highgrove Florilegium, Shirley Sherwood Collection and many others.
See more pictures from the class in the BI-Facebook.