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.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Day 18 - A Drawing a Day

Drawing On the Masters
I sometimes think there is nothing so delightful as drawing.
Vincent van Gogh

A Wheat Head, colored pencil and ink on toned paper, by Libby Kyer. "This is an unplanned drawing, I just happened across a specimen I had of a wheat head I found in Wisconsin last summer. Decided to just go for it, rather than plan anything. Sometimes, it's a neat treat to do that. It did mean I ended up with some of the wands running off the paper, but I decided I liked that too.
So, all in all, it was a good moment."

How About: Drawing spontaneously. Find a subject and go for it. You've been drawing for 17 days now, every day. Let those skills have their heads, and see what develops. Your passion is as important as your subject!

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