Botanical painting seeks to convey the essence and beauty of a plant through accurate rendition. Written in an accessible style and beautifully illustrated, this practical book aims to unravel some of the preceived mysteries of the art by revealing the steps that go towards making a stunning painting. By breaking complex forms down into basic shapes, it provides a foundation for building and developing detail in a painting.
Mariella Baldwin is a professional botanical artist. Her paintings are held in private collections across the world, as well as the Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation in Pittsburgh, the Chelsea Physic Garden and Hampton Court Palace. She teaches extnesively and is dedicated to the subject of plant depiction, placing a strong emphasis on drawing and close observation.