Botanical Sketchbook: Inspiration and Guide to keeping a Sketchbook
Packed with advice and tips, this book will serve as a guide and inspiration to anyone wanting to embark on life as a botanical artist. It covers the development of artist Mary Ann Scott from modest flower painter to accomplished botanical artist. This book is both a showcase of Mary Ann's work and a record of her achievements, including first-hand accounts of the joys and challenges she faced as she progressed. It contains work from every assignment she undertook, from her first attempts at drawing a tulip to the triumphant paintings she made for her diploma portfolio. The reader can embark on the same assignments. Along the way are delicate floral compositions, juicy fruit and vegetables, botanical dissections, and her adventures out in the field. Margaret Stevens comments on each assignments are also included, giving an insight into the assessment process and an all-round view of Mary Ann's successes and occasional failures. It is a thoroughly useful book for any budding botanical artists who wants to make the most of their own sketchbook.