September 25th, 2016 was the official unveiling of a series of educational signs that I designed for the Reynolda Gardens Meadow. The four signs are featured below: introduction, birds, plants, and pollinators. Go see them on display in the meadow! … Continue reading
In August of 2016, Gaylord Schanilec led a course on wood engraving, woodcut, and printing that was enriching to myself and to all who attended. Here’s an example of the work from that course. Here’s a link to Gaylord’s work.
Recent work, simply described as: botanical, observational, and biographical. There are 13 images that were created together and are connected by more than their proximity of creation date. There’s a narrative based on the following passage: The grass withers, the … Continue reading
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Living in Chicago is inspirational. During our family’s time there, I was thankful to be able to enjoy the public parks. It’s a great place for ‘plein air’, open air, painting. Working from observation opened a creative door for me. … Continue reading
The summer of 2o14, I was able to go to the beach two times. On the first trip, I was afforded the opportunity to stay in a friend’s home that was on the sound side. There at the doorstep was … Continue reading
References: Beekeeping basics, PennState Extension, 2007 First Lesson in Beekeeping, Dadant & Sons Inc., 1980 Insectopedia, Hugh Raffles, 2010 In the social order of honeybee hives, drones are the males. They are in the minority, only a few hundred drones … Continue reading
Sawtooth Class: Botanical Illustration Saturday workshop: May 17, 10am-1pm Sign up through the Sawtooth website.
Reference Materials (1) USDA (2) Xerces Society– Pollinator Conservation (3) FAO-United NationsApisUK (4) Knowledge Scotland (5) My little garden blog (6) Xerces Society- Pollinators are Garden Essentials (7) Linné Online (8) Insects and Flowers, The Art of Maria Sibylla Merian. … Continue reading
Upcoming Talk to be held at the Reynolda Gardens, Winston-Salem NC. April 29th, at 6:30pm. In this community talk, I begin with sharing some of the selective history of botanical illustration with a focus on the pollinators. From there the … Continue reading
Winslow Homer, 1. Where was Winslow Homer born? (New England) 2. What art school did Homer graduate from? (none, he was self-educated, yet his mother deserves credit. She was a painter and shared her love of the craft with him.) … Continue reading