Preparing for a Masterpiece — (coloured pencil)


Establishing a consistent process for botanical studies that includes planning and preparation is a great help in producing successful paintings.  This 30-page e-booklet originally prepared for my presentation at the ASBA’s 27th Annual Meeting and Conference, Online in October, focuses on:

  • Information gathering.
  • Colour matching from live specimens in preparation for a study.
  • Examples of technique testing of components not encountered before.
  • Examples of painting preparations by other artists.
  • Explanation of the process I used for paintings included in international juried exhibitions and private collections.