This beautiful book explores the world of colour in the plant kingdom and introduces the artist to effective practical methods of using colour in botanical painting. It focuses on the relevance of making accurate observations of colour in botanical specimens and recognizing the value and importance of using colour theory to achieve successful results. With over 500 images, this elaborately-illustrated guide uses the author's finished artwork, diagrams, and step-by-step tutorials to explain the important role of colour in this compelling genre. Colour for Botanical Artists and Illustrators is a must for all aspiring botanical artists, illustrators and students.
Leigh Ann Gale is an award-winning botanical artist, who also teaches and advises on the subject. Her work is held in numerous private collections and features in several prestigious collections worldwide. Her first book Botanical Illustration: The Complete Guide is also published by The Crowood Press.
"This is one of the most thorough guides I have seen. It has a depth that makes it both invaluable and, I believe, unique. Providing a deep knowledge and understanding, this is essential reading for any serious flower painter."
– Henry Malt, The Artist reviewer