|Antique botanical illustration|
|"Grandpa Ott" morning glory - photo by Cris Winters|
|Yellow Foxglove - photo by Cris Winters|
I know there are a lot of us fabric-and-surface-designy artists who include plants in many forms in our work. So much color, so much variety, so much great design straight from nature. I thought it would be fun this month to explore the many ways plants could be used in our artwork, not just as plant images but also as participants in the making of our art.
|Butterflyweed - photo by Cris Winters|
In addition, there are so many sources for those botanical images - old botany textbooks, dictionaries, and field guides, Arts and Crafts and Art Nouveau designs, children's books, and much more. Use them as they appear (with copyright issues in mind) or send them to your photo editing program.
In my next post, I'll list some of the many topics I plan to cover this month. As we go forward together on this topic, I hope you'll send me your experiences of working with botanical materials and images.
|William Morris design|
|Illustration from "Elements of Botany"|