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.

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Drawing a Day, Week 1, Day 2, Light and Form

One of the great joys of drawing and painting is getting an image prepared in two-dimensions on paper to appear 3-dimensional. Take a look at this book, which has some great explanations of how to create light on form. Go to:
and try some of the exercises there. Today is a good time to start creating your visual "scales" - the exercises you create to enhance your drawing skills, and limber up before settling down to works in progress.

Here are a couple of drawings from our members:

Astralagus leptaleus flower, colored pencil on paper, including a background! Teresa Burkert
The Gardener, graphite on paper, Katherine McCrery

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