Natural History Painting: With the Eden Project

Natural History Painting: With the Eden Project

by Meriel Thurstan, Rosie Martin
     
 
With the expert instruction of two award-winning artists who specialize in capturing the primal essence of the natural world, anyone can create lifelike and unerringly accurate portraits of plants, flowers, and wildlife. This book offers ideas on finding an inspirational subject, from natural outdoor settings to local zoos and museums; advice on composition; and

Overview

With the expert instruction of two award-winning artists who specialize in capturing the primal essence of the natural world, anyone can create lifelike and unerringly accurate portraits of plants, flowers, and wildlife. This book offers ideas on finding an inspirational subject, from natural outdoor settings to local zoos and museums; advice on composition; and techniques for using a range of materials. From learning to recreate the subtle shimmer of a fish’s scales to capturing the graceful curve a flower, every step in the creative process is explained through color photographs and illuminating text.

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Library Journal
Thurstan has worked for the famed Eden Project since its inception; both she and Martin are part of the project's art school. Here, they offer techniques for depicting plants, flowers, and wildlife using a range of materials. For historic examples, consider Robert Ralph's William MacGillivray: Creatures of Air, Land and Sea.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781906388492
Publisher:
Batsford, B.T. Ltd.
Publication date:
08/04/2009
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
8.90(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Botanical artist Meriel Thurstan has worked for the Eden Project from its creation. She started the Eden’s Friends organization, as well as the Eden magazine, for which she still writes today. Her botanical paintings are shown worldwide.

Rosie Martin holds a gold medal from the Royal Horticultural Society for her botanical watercolor paintings. She is a member of the Society of Botanical Artists.

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