Painting Nature's Details (Paperback)

By Rosie Martin, Meriel Thurstan

Batsford, 9781849945455, 144pp.

Publication Date: August 6, 2019

List Price: 19.95*
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Paint the most beautiful natural things on earth, from fossils and shells through feathers and fish, with the help of two artists from the world-renowned Eden Project.

With expert instruction from two award-winning artists who specialize in capturing the essence of the natural world, anyone can create unerringly accurate portraits of plants, flowers, and wildlife. Painting Nature's Details offers advice on composition; techniques for using a range of materials; and ideas on finding inspirational subjects, including in parks, local zoos, and museums. From learning to recreate the subtle shimmer of a fish's scales to capturing the graceful curve of a flower, every step in the creative process is explained through step-by-step illustrations, stunning color photographs, and illuminating text.
New in paper edition of Natural History Painting.

About the Author

Rosie Martin holds a Gold Medal from the RHS for her botanical watercolor painting. She is an elected member of the Society of Botanical Artists. She has worked in fashion, ballet, and theatre; her clients have included David Bowie, Anthony Caro, Karl Lagerfeld, and Jean Muir. Meriel Thurstan joined the Eden Project at its creation; she helped to create the Eden's Friends organization and produced its very first magazine. Her own botanical paintings hang in England, France, and Australia. She lives in Cornwall.