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.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Day 23 - A Drawing a Day

Drawing on the Masters
Learn to draw so effectively that it becomes second nature – almost another language. Carry a sketchbook at all times.
David Curtis

The EcoLodge, Viet Nam, mixed media by Marj Leggitt. Having such an intimate near item - the settee - with such a grand backdrop - the mist-shrouded mountains and distant - invites us to participate in this amazing view. This is a terrific drawing that speaks to the true value of drawings - powerful and inviting.
How About: Set up a scene with very near and very far objects and draw it, concentrating detail in the foreground, pushing atmospheric perspective for objects in the rear. You can draw a group of flowers or a scene in your garden, on your block, or all the way to the mountains. Have some fun!

Click HERE for a discussion about achieving atmospheric perspective in your drawings.

Click HERE to send your drawing scans to share.

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