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i made this for chris for valentine’s day. OR22W, chalk pastels on a WinCo bag.

i made this for chris for valentine’s day. OR22W, chalk pastels on a WinCo bag.

two drawings in as many days—what is this some kind of art blog

two drawings in as many days—what is this some kind of art blog

I have had this open in a tab for a couple of days now, can’t stop staring at it, wanting it on my wall. Sadly I don’t have the kind of money necessary to purchase quality art, but if you do, I encourage you to click through and give it a home.

I have had this open in a tab for a couple of days now, can’t stop staring at it, wanting it on my wall. Sadly I don’t have the kind of money necessary to purchase quality art, but if you do, I encourage you to click through and give it a home.

i drew a thing. 

i drew a thing. 

i made leah fancy cards for christmas

i made leah fancy cards for christmas

The Lonely Mountain one more time, The Front Door. Sunset, I suppose. pen and ink?

The Lonely Mountain one more time, The Front Door. Sunset, I suppose. pen and ink?

The Lonely Mountain

The Lonely Mountain

grumble-grumble:

Deer and Rattlesnake - Harper’s New Monthly Magazine - 1855 by Thomas Shahan 3 on Flickr.
scientificillustration:

The Golden Age of FlowersBotanical Illustration in the Age of Discovery 1600-1800The 17th and 18th centuries saw a ‘flowering’ of botanical illustration and witnessed the production of some of the greatest books of plant illustration ever produced, including such outstanding examples as the Hortus Eystettensis, the work of Maria Sybilla Merian, Thornton’s Temple of Flora, Banks’s Florilegium and Sibthorpe’s Flora Graeca.During this period several developments took place that led to a significant increase in the popularity and output of botanical illustration. The first was the development of the process of engraving on metal in the 1600s, which revolutionised illustration. The second was the development of the new Linnaean system which was helped, in part, by the high quality of illustrations produced at the time. The third significant development was the epic voyages of discovery which recorded and collected the exotic plants encountered in remote uncharted lands.In this lavishly illustrated new book, Celia Fisher has selected over 100 of the most beautiful flower images from this period. The flowers are arranged in alphabetical order, and the text that accompanies them outlines their origin, the derivation of their name and the properties for which they were most valued. This beautiful new book will appeal to anyone with an interest in botanical history and illustration, and flowers and gardening.About the authorCelia Fisher is a renowned expert on flowers and fruit in art and books. She is the author of Flowers and Fruit (National Gallery, 1998), Still Life Paintings (Vadi, 2000), Flowers in Medieval Manuscripts (British Library, 2004) and The Medieval Flower Book (British Library, 2007).

christmas

scientificillustration:

The Golden Age of FlowersBotanical Illustration in the Age of Discovery 1600-1800
The 17th and 18th centuries saw a ‘flowering’ of botanical illustration and witnessed the production of some of the greatest books of plant illustration ever produced, including such outstanding examples as the Hortus Eystettensis, the work of Maria Sybilla Merian, Thornton’s Temple of Flora, Banks’s Florilegium and Sibthorpe’s Flora Graeca.
During this period several developments took place that led to a significant increase in the popularity and output of botanical illustration. The first was the development of the process of engraving on metal in the 1600s, which revolutionised illustration. The second was the development of the new Linnaean system which was helped, in part, by the high quality of illustrations produced at the time. The third significant development was the epic voyages of discovery which recorded and collected the exotic plants encountered in remote uncharted lands.
In this lavishly illustrated new book, Celia Fisher has selected over 100 of the most beautiful flower images from this period. The flowers are arranged in alphabetical order, and the text that accompanies them outlines their origin, the derivation of their name and the properties for which they were most valued. This beautiful new book will appeal to anyone with an interest in botanical history and illustration, and flowers and gardening.
About the authorCelia Fisher is a renowned expert on flowers and fruit in art and books. She is the author of Flowers and Fruit (National Gallery, 1998), Still Life Paintings (Vadi, 2000), Flowers in Medieval Manuscripts (British Library, 2004) and The Medieval Flower Book (British Library, 2007).

christmas

stilllifequickheart:

Pierre Joseph  									 											 										 										Redouté
Prunus Domestica
1801-19

I found a plum tree on my street today.

stilllifequickheart:

Pierre Joseph Redouté

Prunus Domestica

1801-19

I found a plum tree on my street today.

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