Tuesday, 30 March 2010

Botanical bits and pieces

1. London Exhibition: Gold Standard Artists

It's the last 2 weeks of the exhibition by 6 RHS Gold medal winners at Fulham Palace Gallery (London SW6 6EA).
Works on show are by the following 6 botanical artists: Gillian Barlow, Brigitte Daniel, Annie Farrer, Regine Hagedorn, Fiona Stickland and Ann Swan.
So if you are lucky enough to be in London make sure you don't miss this wonderful opportunity to see botanical art of the highest callibre.
To read more and see a few images click here: Fulham Palace Gallery - Gold Standard Exhibition.
The exhibition runs to 12th April 2010. For opening times phone 020 7736 3233.



2. New book: Botany for the artist

The 'must-have' book 'Botany for the artist - an inspirational guide to drawing plants' by Sarah Simblet is now available in South Africa.

Product details:
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9781405332279
Size: 246 x 290mm
Pages : 256
Publication date: 01 Feb 2010
Publisher: Dorling Kindersley

3. Found on the web : Susie Short's tips and tutorials
American watercolourist Susie Short's website (aimed at beginners) is jampacked with all sorts of information and tutorials - water and dew drops, painting roses, veins on orchid flowers and more. (Remember to scroll down for everything!)
Hope you enjoy browsing the site as much as I did.
Visit her website by clicking here : Susie Short Watercolours


“There is always something to learn every time you paint. Watercolour is a series of techniques. You don't paint a leaf, you learn the technique of using water and paint to make a leaf. You learn how to make the paint and the water work together.” 
~ Patty Krueger


Please remember send your botanical news, views or artwork to be posted on the blog to baasa.gau@gmail.co.za.
Have a relaxing Easter weekend, and happy painting!

Kind regards

Samantha

Wednesday, 3 March 2010

Verlorenkloof Trip 2010

The Pretoria BAASA painting group’s annual week away happened the first week of February this year at Verlorenkloof Nature Reserve, which is situated near Lydenburg. 
The group hired a 10 sleeper croft in this most idyllic setting, and also had special permission to collect certain plants. 
This time we were there the Brunsvigia radulosa were spectacular flowering in the grassland, and attracted the attention of a couple of brave artists.

~ Gillian Condy

Click here for more on Verlorenkloof.

Drawing in the field.

Cloudy Verlorenkloof cliffs.