Sunday, August 5, 2012

My page of leaves complete

This is my assignment 3 for the SBA distance diploma course.  I am now busy at work with the page of flowers for assignment 4.


  1. Laura, this is stunning...thank you for posting!

  2. Wonderful page Laura. Can you tell me more about the SBA course? Thanks.

  3. Hello Paula
    Yes I am in a 27 month long distance diploma program with the Society of Botanical Artists of the UK. Though people all over the world take part in it, as I live in Northern Canada. This is assignment 3 out of 12 and then there is a 3 part portfolio at the end too.
    The assignments are challenging and you must be a good at time management but I feel it has really helped me push myself to improve. And get more done than if I did not have a deadline. You get assignment a tutor for each unit.

    The next course starts in January 2013. You can download the PDf prospectus to see an outline of each assignment. I am thrilled because I am finally getting to painting flowers!!! It takes some discipline to get through the first 3 assignments being pencil, ink, coloured pencil, and then painting leaves but already I can tell my flower painting skills have improved from all of it.

    You do have to submit some work to get accepted to the program, I did not think I was good enough to get accepted but it seems I did. The paintings on the website are so good it makes my stomach turn..but somehow I have been progressing.... and most importantly enjoying myself.

    Here is the website:

    You can see the rest of my SBA assignments on my blog:


  4. Love the lightness of your work!


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