Links, Books and Supplies

new!   Color Charts and Class Handouts for downloading

Also new, a link to my album of Tiles and Patterns I photographed in Spain- some inspiration!

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.

A few of my favorite places:

Northern California Society of Botanical Artists

American Society of Botanical Artists

Guild of Natural Science Illustrators

ArtPlantae, All things botanical, a great resource.

Filoli Gardens, Botanical Illustration Certificate Program

New York Botanical Garden, Botanical Illustration Certificate Program

People:

John Muir Laws, Journaling and Nature Artist and Teacher

Mindy Lighthipe, Botanical Artist, bugs, beasts and botanicals!

Katie Lee, Botanical Artist, graphite, birds, wonderful words

Wendy Hollender, Colored Pencil Artist

Ann Swan, Colored Pencil Artist

Susan Fisher, All things color-mixing!

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. 

Accent Art, Palo Alto, Caran d’Ache Luminance pencils, Faber-Castell, Prismacolor

Lenz Art, Santa Cruz, Caran d’Ache Pablos, Faber-Castell, Prismacolor

Lyon Art, 441 E 4 St  Long Beach, (562) 435-5383 Faber-Castell, Prismacolor, Derwent

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

 

 

 

  • “I would like to paint like a bird sings.” Claude Monet
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