Tuesday, 5 May 2009

Book Review: The Art of Botanical Painting

Title: The Art of Botanical Painting 

An In-depth Book Review of this book was first published here on 5th May 2009.
The complete text has now been moved to my new website
- see Book Review: The Art of Botanical Painting on Botanical Art and Artists


Author (Publisher): Margaret Stevens in association with the Society of Botanical Artists (Collins 2004)

Synopsis: A definitive and practical guide to creating botanical art. This book is the basic text book used by the SBA's Distance Learning Diploma Course

Summary: An essential book for all artists contemplating the SBA's Diploma Course. As such it's an essential "must read" for all those contemplating starting the course. It's also an excellent introduction to botanical art for all experienced artists interested in developing their knowledge of and skills in botanical art

Suitable for: Artists with some experience and skill in drawing and painting who are very interested in painting flowers, fruit and vegetable


Other reviews

You can read other reviews of this book on Amazon.com.

Links:
  • The Art of Botanical Painting - Margaret Stevens (in association with the SBA) Publisher: Collins (1 Nov 2004); Hardcover: 144 pages; ISBN-10: 0007169884 ISBN-13: 978-0007169887
  • The Society of Botanical Artists is 21! (Making A Mark / March 2006) - my earlier review of this book

2 comments:

Sue said...

I also own this book (and the other SBA book, the Botanical palette) and can find nothing bad to say about it. The illustrations are beautiful and inspiring. I love it.

Sue

Robyn said...

I have it as well, bought on your recommendation, Katherine and never regretted. I should work my way through the projects because I don't think I'm ever going to have time to do the course.

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