Drawing and painting plants.
London: A & C Black, (2008 reprint).
Octavo, paperback, 144 pp. colour photographs, colour and black and white illustrations.
This is a botanically based manual on how to paint a vast range of plants in watercolour and other media. Drawing on her experience as a botanical art teacher, Christina Brodie covers botanical terminology, drawing and painting techniques in a wide range of media, dissection and examination of plants, fieldwork studies, microscope work and tips on presentation. Having been taken through the various techniques in clear steps, the reader will be able to draw and paint flowers, fruit, leaves, stems and roots, trees, fungi, ferns and horsetails, seaweeds and other algae, mosses and lichens with remarkable precision and stunning detail.