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Taking Digital Images of Art for Print or Web

Detail “Luminous Rain” by O.M.Braida©2013 “Those who are most comfortable with technology, by and large,  are more likely to get noticed in the artistic world.” by Colortrac June 4, 2013 Dear Friends: Almost all galleries look at digital images, they do not look at actual artwork. The images are the only thing that you have to represent your work.  Below is a discussion about guidelines, terminology,...

Elements of Composition in Botanical Art by O.M.Br...

Part One:  The Necessity of Learning the Elements of Composition Organizing the various botanical requisites within one’s canvas to create an effective design relies on the ability of the painter to position elements where they both explain and delight the viewer. Since nature does not always offer a perfect example of itself for botanical artists to copy, it is essential for effective composition to “draw what...

TRAVELING TO DEATH – Murder In The Rockies by Pene...

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Botanical Art History – Pictorial Printmakin...

“The love of wilderness is more than a hunger for what is always beyond reach; it is also an expression of loyalty to the earth, (the earth which bore us and sustains us), the only home we shall ever know, the only paradise we ever need – if only we had the eyes to see.”  Edward Abbey Dear Friends: It is pretty clear that from the beginning botanical art and illustration has been in the service of botany. ...

Botanical Art Book and Exhibition

  The Botanical Artists for Education and the Environment (BAEE) is pleased to announce that their book, American Botanical Paintings: Native Plants of the Mid Atlantic is now available to pre-order for only $39.95 with free shipping in the continental United States through December 31, 2013 at www.starbooks.biz. The expected availability date to receive the book is February 1, 2014. The U. S. Botanic Garden in...

The Right Tool for the Right Job

Happy Autumn -  Happy Thanksgiving   Dear Friends: Well, I am sitting at the dining table with two small pumpkins.  With a scissor in hand, I struggle to open the tiny screw that will allow me to insert two batteries so my pumpkin can announce to trick or treaters I am open for business.  The scissor doesn’t work.  Now I try a knife. It doesn’t work either.  Okay, so I get up to go to the toolbox.  What I retrieve...