Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Last night at the Saint Louis Art Museum Book Club, I heard Molly Peacock discuss her book, The Paper Garden. The book explores Mary Delany's and Molly Peacock's life.  Marietta sat next to me.  In discussing the book, Marietta said she hadn't finished it yet, but she wished Molly Peacock would just 'butt out.'   Doug Holland of the Missouri Botanical Garden provided interesting background and insight inter Mary Delany's botanical collages. 
Inspired by Mary Delany I did a collage in today.


Bouquet -Last Class of Botanical Illustration


Botanical Illustration Class ended last Thursday.  We arranged flowers bouquets on foam core and then drew from the and photographed them for reference.  I drew in class, but didn't get to paint my own as I was also teaching.  This is the bouquet I did in my sketchbook. Roses, asparagus leaf, false indigo.  Join me for the next class starting on June 28th at the Saint Louis Community College Meramec Campus.

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