new! Color Charts and Class Handouts for downloading
These are handouts I have created in the past few months and that I will update as I expand or edit them. Hopefully they are helpful. Enjoy.
Also new, a link to my album of Tiles and Patterns I photographed in Spain- some inspiration!
A few of my favorite places:
New York Botanical Garden, Botanical Illustration Certificate Program
John Muir Laws, Journaling and Nature Artist and Teacher
Wendy Hollender, Colored Pencil Artist
Ann Swan, Colored Pencil Artist
Susan Fisher, All things color-mixing and beyond!
Mindy Lighthipe, Botanical Artist, bugs, beasts and botanicals!
Katie Lee, Botanical Artist, graphite, birds, wonderful words
Places I go to buy pencils and other art supplies:
Village Art, Montgomery Village, Santa Rosa, Faber-Castell, Prismacolors, Lyra and now Caran d’Ache Pablos!
Art and Soul, Sebastopol, Prismacolors and Faber-Castell and Lyra.
Lenz Art, Santa Cruz, Caran d’Ache Pablos, Faber-Castell, Prismacolor
Art Supply Warehouse, Westminster, Faber-Castell, Prismacolor, Derwent
New Independently owned Flax store in San Mateo
Support your local art supply store!
Books I highly recommend:
Colored Pencil Techniques
Swan, Ann, Botanical Portraits with Colored Pencil www.annswan.co.uk
Hollender, Wendy, Botanical Drawing in Color , www.drawingincolor.com
Borgeson, Bet, Colored Pencil for the Serious Beginner www.borgesonstudio.com
Gildow, Janie and Barbara Benedetti, Colored Pencil Solution Book www.janiegildow.com
Botany and Botanical Illustration:
Dowden, Anne Ophelia, The Clover and the Bee and From Flower to Fruit
King, Bente Starke, Beautiful Botanicals.
Simblet, Sarah, Botany for Artists (my favorite book right now) and a link to a wonderful video interview with Sarah Simblet on drawing and composition.
“I never read, I just look at pictures.”…Andy Warhol