This charmingly illustrated book is an ideal guide to the art of botanical drawing and painting. Agathe Ravet-Haevermans instructs the reader on how to recognise and draw a wide variety of flowers and leaves and covers the textures and structural elements of a range of different plants including succulents, vegetables, trees and grasses. Practical as well as beautiful, this book should be a welcome addition to the bookshelves of everyone interested in botanical art.
Agathe Ravet-Haevermans is a scientific illustrator and naturalist at the Museum of Natural History in Paris where she also teaches botanical drawing to adults.
' This book has great visual appeal ' Leisure Painter (August 2009) ' Ideal for the beginner ' Amateur Gardening (August 2009) '...much to inspire...' Wild Flower Magazine (Summer 2009) '...a starting point for the artistically and botanically curious...' www.artbookreview.net (July 2009) 'Anyone who has trouble deciphering their field sketches would learn something from the importance of observation stressed in this book.' The Orchid Review (September 2009)