What I’ve been working on for the last couple of days.
This is a painting of Tillandsia leiboldiana, which recently flowered in July.
I’m trying to do it make it look like an old fashioned botanical drawing, so far I’m pleased with the results. I really like how the inflorescence is turning out, the part with the red for those who don’t know plant terms! This is my first realistic painting from drawing a real life subject.
It’s acrylic and coffee on a 12” by 16” canvas pad.
Trogan and Bromeliad by Jennifer Kane
‘Jennifer’s careful observations of Southeast Alaska’s plants and animals are recorded in beautiful watercolor images. She collects, dissects, and inspects with her brush, and her methodical style of painting results in detailed and colorful compositions that are both sensitive and scientific.’
From the exhibition The Art of Scientific Illustration, Featuring a Natural History Exploration of Revillagigedo Island
June 1-29, 2012 Main Street Gallery, Ketchikan, Alaska
Marvelous Spatuletail and Aechmea mertensii [current correct binomial for Aechmea mucroniflora] - a bromeliad from the rainforests of South America, specifically Columbia
Loddigesia mirabilis and Aechmea mucroniflora, John Gould - ca. 1840