My friend Nancy Feeman who has written occasionally for this blog has now started her own blog. This article about botanical painting is very interested. She told me recently about her experiences of learning botanical painting and drawing at a class in Massachusetts and I was enthusiastic to see her write about it. I was fascinated to hear of the drawing techniques taught and the lessons in observation. The discipline required and the ethos behind it, as articulated by her teacher is very traditional; what struck me is that to do such a course would be an excellent way to learn the skill of drawing and painting. Once learned this could have application in any form of art in which these skills are necessary.
Nancy's article is here, and her blog is spiritoftruthandbeauty.com.