Mission Statement

The Rocky Mountain Society of Botanical Artists is an open and diverse group of artists, collectors and admirers who share a love for the practice and perpetuation of botanical art and illustration with a fond focus on plants in the Rocky Mountain Region.
We encourage and participate in educational outreach, juried and non-juried exhibits, lectures, workshops and regular chapter meetings. The RMSBA is proud to be the very first chapter affiliation of the international organization, the American Society of Botanical Artists.

Friday, July 8, 2011

So Many Great Paintings

I asked. You sent! I now have a great gallery of images to post with the blog. There's a new Gallery Page for Margaret Sjoden, with words and pictures. And I'm feeling like your art will make this blog the happening botanical art place to be. Take a look!

In  journaling mode:

Shady Lane at DBG, Watercolor sketch by Karla Beatty

Succulent fruits of summer:

"Sweeties" by  Cynthia Rothbard

In an aesthetic and experimental mode:  

Rosa "John Cabot," Essence, Climbing Rose, Acrylic, Barb Schwarz Karst

More fruits of summer:

It's Not Easy Being Green! colored pencil on film, Dorothy DePaulo

And a picture created after Dorothy's colored pencil on film demonstration at the May meeting:
Vellum Orchid, Colored pencil on film, Irma Sturgell

It's wonderful to see the diversity of approach, media and aesthetics in our member's works. If you haven't sent me two or three of your own favorite artworks, now's a good time to take care of that task! This is your blog, and it needs pictures from each of you.

There's still time to sign up for workshops listed or referenced in the blog. And if you have a class/workshop offering you'd like to share, please contact me. I'll be taking some beach-time renewal therapy for a few days, but hope to come back relaxed, tan (politically incorrect but lovely!) and replete with images of beach life, the ambulatory kind as well as plants. Wishing you warm sea breezes in the interim, and hope you take time to draw for your inner child.

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