February 19th Meeting and Book Reviews

A relaxed painting day at Stirchley for 25 members.

The RHS Botanical Art Exhibition takes place at Lindley Hall on 24th and 25th February, also worth a visit is the exhibition by Jessica Shepherd at Abbott and Holder on Museum Street.

Book Reviews

Rosie Sanders’ – Flowers A celebration of Botanical Art. This is not a book on techniques more of a ‘coffee table’ book. Based on her recent paintings of enlarged flowers the images are very beautiful and the large photographs of parts of the flowers and leaves give an insight into the colours she has used to depict the specimens.┬áReally recommend this book.

Plant – Exploring the Botanical World. Another ‘coffee table’ book with 300 botanical images of paintings, photographs, medieval manuscript paintings and micrograph scans. A book to browse through when there is nothing on the TV.