Well that's it folks! last one....and it's an old brown conker. Would have liked to finish off with something a bit more impressive but I'm away from home and limited in what I can do. Also I felt a bit sorry for this particular conker.
Colours: Burnt Sienna with Brown Madder. For the shade add Violet Dioxide and Indanthrene Blue. For the warmer tones I added Perylene Maroon and Permanent Carmine. A wash of Gold Ochrewas added at the end for the darkest details I added a small amount of Neutral TInt to the mixes.
Welcome to my botanical art musings. Here you'll find information on drawing and painting with topics from art to science with a little history thrown in. About me: I've been a freelance artist/illustrator for most of my working life. I love to travel and illustrate species plants and teach Botanical art to the enthusiastic. I hold a BSc in Biology, a Diploma in Botanical Art and studied some IT. As part of my journey, I worked in education for a while before returning to painting full time, an experience that made me realise I was already what I wanted to be. I exhibit internationally with work in permanent collections at the Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation and the Sydney Florilegium, I’m also a Fellow of the Linnean Society.
This blog was born in 2008, the rationale was simple: to connect with other botanical artists and it worked! I met many like-minded people all over the world. Blogging motivates me and adds order to the slightly chaotic and solitary life of an artist. I hope I can keep painting and writing in 2020 and beyond. For info on my classes: www.botanicalart-online.com and website of my work www.diannesutherland.com