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 15, 2014

Day 16 - A Drawing a Day

Drawing On the Masters
A sketch has charm because of its truth – not because it is unfinished.
Charles Hawthorne

Clementine by Julie Ann Terry. Julie tells us, "
I have always wanted to draw a clementine. Isn't it a "cutie"!" Yes, it is, and her choices for composition are great! We see not the iconic little round orange fella, but a clementine with peel undone, one segment set off to the right,
and great reflected highlights. Easy to eat, so much fun to draw.
How About: Making fruit your drawing subject for a series of days. Find ways to explore fruit, cutting, ripping, grouping like or non-like subjects. Play with color combinations, and head out to a specialty grocery (Asian, Middle Eastern, Whole Foods) that has a huge variety of fruits we don't see often in regular grocery settings.
Click HERE for an inspiring look at an artist using mixed media very effectively to create a brace of plums. 
Most of our group do not live in the country. Yet, one needen't always head to the countryside to find suitable subjects. After all, the Impressionists painted anywhere they found a sight that interested them. This is a good book to get your toes wet, outside, drawing in urban settings!

Click HERE to page through

Click HERE to send your drawing scans to share.

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