Plant Portraits By Post: Post & Go British Flora
Plant Portraits by Post: Post & Go British Flora
Julia Trickey, whose botanical watercolours have won numerous awards including four RHS gold medals, has illustrated three sets of pictorial stamps featuring wild flowers of Great Britain for Royal Mail's Post & Go series. The process involved in this project is chronicled in Plant Portraits by Post, where you can see initial drawings, the work in progress and read about the issues encountered and the painting techniques employed.
About the Author
Having always drawn as a child, Julia first discovered botanical art in 1998 when yer younger son was a toddler, and she signed up for an adult education course in the subject. From day one she knew that this was the artistic avenue for her, and has never looked back. She is particularly drawn to specimens that are less than perfect, such as autumn leaves, seed heads and fading flowers - sometimes depicting them larger than life. Created with careful layers of wet-in-wet watercolour followed by dry brush work, these glowing botanical paintings have received many awards including four RHS Gold medals to date. Julia now teaches regular botanical art classes and workshops and has written how-to...