Here is a specimen that my husband brought home from the Golden Horseshoe Golf Course this past September. While at this year's "Art on Levingston Lane" art show here in Williamsburg, I had set up my drafting table and spent just over two hours drawing this interesting specimen.
With the specimen in the studio, I added washes and detail to tell its story. I am a botanical artist who will paint insect scars and decay as I see it; where as botanical illustration is a work where the artist depicts the specimen as a true specimen without the effects of nature, time and weather.
Watercolor on Paper
Specimen: Williamsburg, Virginia
Image Size: 8.5 inches high by 12.5 inches wide (partial view)
Happy walking in nature, Linda
Linda C. Miller
Artist, naturalist and instructor