Mr. Marshal's Flower Book • May Flower Challenge • Day Twenty-Six
Mr. Marshal's Flower Book for day Twenty-six of The May Flower Challenge .
This challenge has been started by Lori Moon, fellow blogger, talented photographer and jewelry artisan.
This one of my favorite flower books just to flip through and enjoy the illustrated beauties. The illustrations are arranged by seasons. I am always so attracted to botanical illustrations in their full splendor. Alexander Marshal was a self-taught artist, who was also known to be highly skilled. He had the titles of horticulturist and entomologist. The creations in this book were done 350 year ago. His creations, or should I say masterpieces were created over a period of thirty years. My style is so different than what I look at for learning and inspiration. It is fun to see how others render the flowers you love as well. Mr Marshal's Flower Book was a great find at Edgartown Books in Martha's Vineyard. A lovely independent bookstore on the Island.
Make sure to visit the other artists who are participating in the challenge at Lori Moon's website. I love challenges like this because it helps build reference material for your body of work, it adds to your sketchbook, portfolio, motif library if you are a Surface pattern designers and so on. Make it work for you.
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