[Pineapple (Ananas comosus) with Australian cockroaches (Periplaneta australasiae) and German cockroaches (Blatella germanica) Maria Sybilla Meriaen Over de voortteeling en wonderbaerlyke veranderingen der Surinaemsche insecten] ,Merian, Maria Sibylla, 1647-1717 Mulder, Joseph, b. 1659 or 60 ,Transfer engraving, hand-colored ,1719 ,From Metamorphosis insectorum Surinamensium (Insects of Suriname), Dutch edition. - See more at: http://search.getty.edu/gri/records/griobject?objectid=1706471053#sthash.jI4wlMMm.dpuf
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Statens Museumfor Kunst: This elegant book features exquisite reproductions of a rare 17th-century album of floral illustrations. Very little is known about The Green Florilegium. Neither signed nor dated, it is generally attributed to the German painter Hans Simon Holtzbecker and originates from the library at Gottorp Castle in Schleswig, on the border of Germany and Denmark. The album now resides at the Statens Museum for Kunst in Copenhagen. Recently the book was painstakingly restored, allowing the delicate illustrations to come to new life in their original colors. This beautiful volume reproduces the original work of 178 botanical illustrations in its entirety. It also includes an introductory essay and captions with basic information on each flower. Published for the first time, this lovely book is a must-have for lovers of botanical illustration and a sublime example of the art of conservation.
I recently had a little project where I painted some trout for a client whose husband is an avid angler. (they were a gift). I thought I'd dive a little deeper into the subject and came up with a couple of colorful characters.
This painting is based on an image from a book containing designs for patterns and floral motifs from the Nineteenth- and early Twentieth century. I got this book many years ago when I was doing some research to design a tattoo for a friend (yes, I've done several). I recreated one of the small black and white graphics and gave it a color update. This piece is much more about the over all harmony and balance of the design for me.
Finally breaking down to tackle the complicated curves and twists of these super interesting plants. I really love the ghostly gray/green color of the leaves. My subject is an Air Plant or more properly named: Epiphyte. An epiphyte is a type of plant that grows upon another plant (such as a tree) non-parasitically or sometimes upon some other object. Im working from a Tillandsia xerographica species of bromeliad. They can grow quite large and flower as well. The example I'm painting from is about 8 inches in diameter. After finishing with the painting he will be stuck in a tree outside. Click the word learn more about T. xerographica
The drawing starts.
Painting (with a tiny brush) begins. I'll post the finished painting soon. Parnell Corder Tillandsia xerographica, 2012 Watercolor on paper 20.5" x 16"
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