Today 15 enthusiastic Botanical illustration students learned about Coptic binding and how to create a beautiful journal, either for field journaling or for BI-color mixing reference book. Instructor was Annie Reiser. You can see more pictures in the Facebook (if you are not yet with Facebook, create an account and become a fan).
Saturday, January 30, 2010
Thursday, January 28, 2010
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
"Using Wild Edible Plants" will highlight the issues that may arise from incorporating wild foods into our daily diet. These issues will be discussed using examples from the edible and toxic flora of western North America, giving insight on the points of wild harvest and the associated risks of toxicity.
Brian Elliott has had a life-long interest in plants and ethnobotany. He has worked as a landscaper, nurseryman, native seed collector, botanist for the Forest Service, and is currently a self-employed botanical consultant focusing on rare plant conservation in the western United States. In 2009, he published his first book, the Handbook of Edible and Poisonous Plants of Western North America.
Brian will be signing his book after his presentation.
Friday, January 22, 2010
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Art meets the science of plant evolution in this ground breaking, beautiful book. In this publication the principal goals of both disciplines are successfully brought together through Botanical Illustration to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the publication of Charles Darwin's On the Origin of Species. The botanist's ambition to classify and name species and the artists desire to capture the essence of nature through color and composition are effectively combined confirming how both disciplines are complementing each other and dependant on each other.
Friday, January 15, 2010
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
From Penstemon to Pines: Illustrating Native Plants in the
The selected artists are: Jan Boyd Haring, Cathy Cridlebauch, Karen Cleaver, Marjorie Leggitt, Estelle Deridder, Teresa Burkert, Constance Sayas, Susan Rubin, Jan Boyd Haring, Libby Kyer, Karla Beatty, Ann Fleming, Michael Campbell, Patty Whalen, Madonna Guenthner, Hannah Rottman,
Congratulations to all of you!
Sunday, January 10, 2010
A Feature Length Documentary by Brett Ingram
Renaldo Kuhler is a scientific illustrator with a lifelong project: his own nation, Roccaterania. With the same detail he uses to record the scale patterns of snakes or the curves of microscopic bones, he has designed an alphabet, fashion, architecture, movie industry, and all the other possible details of his imaginary country. Rocaterrania is a feature-length documentary journey into the secret world of 76-year-old Kuhler, a visionary artist who invented an imaginary country to survive his disaffected youth, and illustrated the nation’s history for six decades.
Fantasy is like fruit and dessert, and reality is like meat and potatoes and green beans - Kuhler
Formerly a journalist, physics teacher and electrical engineer on the Space Shuttle Main Engine Program, Brett Ingram has been making films since 1990. His short documentaries and animated films have screened at more than 150 festivals, winning 30 awards collectively.
Saturday, January 9, 2010
Three kinds of people mainly disease the people - priests, physicians and lawyers - priests disease matters belonging to their soulds, physicians disease matters belonging to their bodies, and layers disease matters belonging to their estate - Nicholas Culpeper
Nicholas Culpeper, the famous botanist who lived during the 17th century England, made herb growing very fashionable in his area. Culpeper spent the greater part of his life in the English outdoors cataloguing hundreds of beautiful plants that also hold medicinal properties. Come and learn about Culpeper's Herbal which remains a resource for today's practitioners of herbal medicine, and create a portrait of an herb plant in watercolor.
For more information about this Botanical illustration course, please click here.
For members of RMSBA, this is an opportunity to create work for the upcoming juried exhibit, "Culpeper's Medicinal Herbs"
This class will begin on Friday, January 15th and there are still some free seats available, pelase register here or call 720-865-3580.
Wednesday, January 6, 2010
Sunday, January 3, 2010
Graphite Techniques: Roots and Bulbs
Explore the plant parts you usually cannot see, those hidden beneath the soil surface. Flowering bulbs, vegetables, and even houseplants reveal intriguing characteristics under the soil. Using a range of pencils from 6H to 6B, learn how to render the fine hairs, smooth and rough textures, and rounded forms of roots and bulbs.
Wednesday, Jan. 13, 20, 27, Feb. 3, 10, 9 a.m. - noon (NOTE THE TIME)
For more information and to register, please click here...
(Graphite Illustrations by Karla Beatty, please click to enlarge)