Thursday, 1 September 2011

A soft spot for Botanical Art


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There are more than 700 species of Eucalyptus native of Australia, I was attracted and inspired by the colours of those leaves found on the ground of a damp forest or just after rain, as they can reveal a wide range and variety of shades, bright and shiny. The colours will just vanish as the leaf dries so I took some photos just after picking. The journal pages, second image, are one of my earlier study of Eucalyptus leaves, the difference with the wet ones is evident. The following links provide beautiful examples of botanical art from a couple of friends: Hemlata Pradhan from India http://www.botanicalart.in/ and Vichi Lee Johnston from Australia http://vickileejohnston.blogspot.com/
Until next post!            Matteo

12 comments:

  1. Wow - I can see there is much to learn and enjoy about this blog and blogger. You have a new follower!

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  2. How kind Matteo - I love the leaves you painted, such lovely colours. We are so lucky in Australia to have such unique and beautiful flora. Wildflowers on their way too, can't wait to see them in all their glory!

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  3. Lovely studies of the leaves. The variety in colour is delicious!

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  4. Brilliant, the leaves are beautiful.

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  5. A couple of really attractive studies of leaves

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  6. it is wonderful to discover your work through the nature sketching site. Stunning work and of course I love it all the more because of the subjects (I am in Sydney!)

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  7. That's a great idea and lovely studies as usual (unusual actually since it's not feathers!). Autumn will be coming soon and already, because of the dry season,some herbaceous plants are wearing red and yellow.
    How would they look like on a silvery-grey background? hmmm....

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  8. Thank you everybody, your comments are inspiring..

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  9. Your work is beautiful, you have a wonderful talent! Outstanding.

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  10. wow! i didn't know there are so much kinds of Eucalipus. Your leaves studies are so wonderful!

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