Roger Reynolds is a member of The Institute of Analytical Plant Illustrators. The first part of this workshop covered drawing a plant to scale and adding a scale bar to a drawing or painting. We then viewed a powerpoint presentation based on chapter 8 (Flowers) of Ann Bebbington’s book ‘Understanding the Flowering Plants’.
After a break for lunch we began the practical work. Using Lily, primrose and cyclamen flower heads we learnt how to work out a floral formula, drawing a floral diagram, dissection of a flower and looking at sections using a microscope. Most of us passed on dissecting an Alstoemeria flower. Many thanks to Roger for an enjoyable and informative day.