Botanical Sketchbook

Botanical Sketchbook

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by Mary Ann Scott, Margaret Stevens
     
 

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Inspirational and instructive, this mix of storytelling and beautiful images charts one woman's journey from amateur painter to botanical artist. Both a showcase for Mary Ann's sketchbooks and paintings, and a record of her achievements, Botanical Sketchbook is packed with advice for aspiring professionals, along with firsthand accounts of the joys and…  See more details below

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Inspirational and instructive, this mix of storytelling and beautiful images charts one woman's journey from amateur painter to botanical artist. Both a showcase for Mary Ann's sketchbooks and paintings, and a record of her achievements, Botanical Sketchbook is packed with advice for aspiring professionals, along with firsthand accounts of the joys and challenges she faced and work from every assignment she undertook.

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"Readers are given a front row seat to Scott's insecurities, decisions, mistakes, and successes. This book's format is unique and provides a level of insight into the SBA diploma program that is not available anywhere else." - ArtPlantaeToday.com

"The critique of each lesson by a mentor provides a learning experience for both the artist and readers." - Chicago Botanic Garden, "Current Books" online journal Gardening and Art

"This book is a perfect complement for the two books previously produced in association with the Society of Botanical artists and is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED by me." - Katherine Tyrrell, Making A Mark Reviews

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781849941518
Publisher:
Batsford, B.T. Ltd.
Publication date:
03/03/2015
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
369,737
Product dimensions:
8.30(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

Mary Ann Scott received a Diploma with Distinction on the Distance Learning Course run by the Society of Botanical Artists and became a full member in 2009.

Margaret Stevens is the president of the Society of Botanical Artists and course director of the Distance Learning Diploma course. She holds thirteen RHS medals, including the Gold and Siler-gilt Linley for work of educational interest. She is author of The Art of Botanical Painting and The Botanical Palette.

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Botanical Sketchbook 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a great book for all students who are thinking of enrolling in the Society Botanical Illustration certificate course. It is one of the required textbooks. Really makes you aware of what you are in for and what the SBA is looking for in the sketchbook that is turned in at the end of the 27 months. Thanks for sharing Mary Ann
celticgoldusa More than 1 year ago
This book is exactly what it says it is: Mary Ann Scott's portfolio. The images are beautiful and I was delighted that she took the time to specify her color mixtures. And I also learned what to look for in a botanical painting based on Margaret Stevens' critiques which I had very mixed emotions about. It's not like I needed another level of criticism inside my own head; but better to know than not know I suppose. My only real complaint is that I really didn't get the "how to" information for creating these lovely works of art that I was hoping for. Aside from that, I would recommend it to more advanced artists. To those of us still struggling to overcome our fear of failure, it's very much a mixed bag.