Botanical Painting: Fruits and Form

Date: Sunday, September 15, 2019

Time: 9:00AM - 4:30PM

Instructor: Linda Vorobik

Location: Arroyo Room


Many skills are needed to create an accurate, and thus lovely (as plants are lovely) botanical illustration. In this one-day workshop we explore how to trick the mind into seeing a three-dimensional fruit (or seed, or cone…) when the artwork lives in “flat land.” Values, brightness, and cool versus warm colors can all be used to make a painted image appear three dimensional. As all botanical art sessions are “long dates with plants,” participants will get to know their botanical garden subject intimately. Bring what drawing and watercolor supplies you have, and the Instructor will supplement with her own.

All skill levels are welcome


Linda Ann Vorobik, PhDLinda Ann Vorobik, botanist, editor, and illustrator of numerous botanical publications, cherishes all three west coast states as home. She holds a PhD from the University of Oregon, and conducts field research and teaches in the Siskiyou Mountains and at other sites. She currently on Lopez Island, Washington, and is affiliated with UC Berkeley and UW Seattle herbaria and with the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden. Linda has over 30 years of experience including illustration and college level teaching and is the principal illustrator of, for example, The Jepson Manual: Higher Plants of California, and has contributed many illustrations to the Morphology and Evolution of Vascular Plants. 

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Botany/Natural History