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Thursday, July 28, 2016
Beatrix Potter, Watercolor (Victoria and Albert Museum, London)
We are celebrating today the 150th anniversary of Beatrix Potter (July 28, 1866). Great Britain has celebrated her life this year in many different ways including The Royal Mint Collection and today, July 28th, the UK post office will be releasing a set of postal stamps honoring her. Victoria and Albert Museum is currently displaying newly identified illustrations made by Potter.
The National Trust celebrates her life throughout the year at the Lake District. Read mere about this beloved children books illustrator by clicking here.On November 2, 6:30 p.m. SBAI has a Cafe Botanique lecture about Beatrix Potter presented by Connie Ryle Neuman, a member of the Beatrix Potter Society. You can reserve your seat for this lecture by clicking here.
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Thursday, July 21, 2016
Clematis texensis, entry level watercolor, Mary Burns
Botanical Illustration as any other scientific illustration field is based on observation and documentation. In July we had a class which started with a field trip to Chatfield Farms, our 750-acre native plant refuge and working farm in southern Jefferson County. Denver Botanic Gardens' research department works also with an extensive conservation project on this site. The BI-students learned the whole process of documentation, from collecting and pressing the plant to reconstruction and completing a final scientific pen and ink plate. You can see works from this class in addition to some other works from our other June classes by clicking here.
Prunus virginiana, pen and ink, Carla Pawlewicz