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, March 28, 2014

Day 28 - A Drawing a Day

Drawing On the Masters
'Drawing and color are not separate at all; in so far as you paint, you draw. The more color harmonizes, the more exact the drawing becomes.
When the color achieves richness,
the form attains its fullness also.'
Paul C├ęzanne

Shells and Leaves, mixed media, by Libby Kyer. I cannot walk the beach without picking up detritus. Leaves fresh, leaves baked, shells broken and whole, bits of wood, exoskeletons, seaweed, driftwood and small not-so-alive-anymore animals, like tiny fish and seahorses, are all interesting. So when it's too hot for the beach (doesn't happen often) or rainy, I like to draw the stuff I've collected.
So I have many drawings of flotsam and jetsam.

How About: Collecting the bits that interest you, allow them to dry, and mix and match them into drawings of interest.

This book guides you through a series of exercises that help you define your own style. We all worry about having individual style, when in fact, your personal style comes pre-packaged in your psyche! However, how you display that, where you want to tweak it, and art processes that will show you what you know, what you don't know, and where you might want to go are all included.

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Click HERE to send your drawing scans to share.

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