Botanical Art Worldwide is an international exhibition featuring botanical works of art from 25 participating countries. Designated as Worldwide Day of Botanical Art, all exhibitions will be open for this day, May 18, 2018. The 40 original pieces of indigenous plants presented in each venue will also be shown as digital projections in all venues around the world. What a wonderful way to celebrate the diverse flora of our shared planet!
"linking people with plants through botanical art"
'Art of the Plant' - indigenous plants of Canada
'Art of the Plant' is Canada's contribution to this vast exhibition. Along with 18 other Canadian juried artist works and the works of 12 invitational artists, the original "Woodland Jack-in-the-pulpit Arisaema atrorubens" will be on display from May 10 - Oct 14, 2018 at the Canadian Museum of Nature, Stonewall Gallery, Ottawa.
Below are my object studies for week 2 of the edX course, 2018 Drawing Nature, Science and Culture: Natural History Illustration 101, offered by the University of Newcastle, Australia. The instruction for this illustration couse is excellent!
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This early morning scene represents one of my favourite neighbourhood walks, a path in the Laurel Creek Conservation Area that passes by a meadow, below a pine plantation, through a wetland preserve with pioneer forest beyond, and into a mature Beech-Maple forest. In late summer / early autumn, I often see the Monarch Danaus plexippus alight on slender leaves of the tall wetland grasses.
Wetland Resting Place - Danaus plexippus
Begun in early autumn, 2017, this experimental mixed-media study
was completed in March 2018.
Inspired by the tales nature tells ...