A new friend of mine just purchased a copy of Anne-Marie’s book An Approach to Botanical Painting for about $300, which is much less than it has been in the past few years. Both Amazon.com and www.abebooks.co.uk have similar prices.
Go to BAEE's Facebook page to read an article about Carl Linnaeus, the botanist who devised the binomial naming system (genus and species) for organisms, including both plants and animals.
Checkout Katherine Tyrell's article about the Tradescant's Orchard exhibition at The Garden Museum. She includes a video of all the paintings.
The Tradescants' Orchard is a contemporary exhibition comprising watercolours by fifty eminent botanical artists is to be staged alongside a display of ‘The Tradescants' Orchard’, a seventeenth-century volume of sixty-six watercolours depicting fruit varieties that John Tradescant and his son might have grown in their market garden at Lambeth.
The exhibition opened in May and will remain on display until sometime in September. These BAEE members have paintings in the exhibition: Karen Ringstrand, Mary Page Hickey, Eileen Malone-Brown, Margaret Farr, Barbara Jaynes, and Bonnie Driggers.
Saturday, June 10, 10 am – 4 pm
Meadowlark Botanical Gardens
9750 Meadowlark Gardens Court,Vienna, Virginia 22182
Visit Meadowlark Botanical Gardens for a unique kind of plant and garden sale! Cactus and Succulents plants are known for being low maintenance and deer resistant – a great combination! The Cactus and Succulent Sale, hosted by the National Capital Cactus and Succulent Society, will be held in front of the Meadowlark Visitor Center and will offer a great variety of interesting plants.
Take advantage of this two-for-one special offer that continues throughout the month of June. The cost is only $39.95 plus shipping. Designed for artists, gardeners, and plant lovers everywhere, this beautiful book makes an ideal gift for any occasion, and a fine addition to your own library of botanical art.
The hardcover book contains 60 reproductions of original paintings and drawings of native plants and 40 original paintings of butterflies, moths, and other pollinators, many of which are found all across the United States. Brief text describes the plants’ habitats and includes relevant information about plant families and ways in which Native Americans and early settlers used the plants, as well as their importance in the ecosystem. With ASBA’s upcoming Botanical Art Worldwide project, this book can provide examples of fine portrayals of native plants.
This special offer can be found here: Starbooks.biz
Published by BAEE, a nonprofit corporation, all profits from its sale are being used to support grants for native plant education, conservation, and horticulture. This special offer benefits ASBA as well as BAEE.
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