September 29, 2010
Library Spotlight - “The Art of Botanical Painting”
Botanical illustration is a highly specialized and very beautiful art form. Both artistic and scientific, these illustrations capture both the beauty and biology of a wide variety of specimens. This book covers a variety of materials and artistic principles for creating highly detailed and accurate images that also have striking compositions. This book is filled with many wonderful examples of botanical art and will be inspirational and useful to anyone considering exploring this fascinating craft.
This book is part of the Library's collection on botanical illustration which was made possible in large part due to the generosity of Olga Eysymontt-Krogh and Eric Krogh. Olga is a noted botanical artist and instructor and a founding member of the Botanical Artists Guild of Southern California.
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