Quick Picks from CMCL

July 3, 2013

Straight Out of the Box: In Search of Flowers

Filed under: Info, Straight Out of the Box — Tags: , , , , — ErinM @ 10:22 am

JacketWhen the sun finally comes out in the Pacific Northwest we all find reasons to be outside as much as possible. I just cataloged Michael Lakin’s gorgeous new book, A-Z of Botanical Flowers in Watercolour, that will have you heading for the wild in search of flowers to paint. Not only is this a beautiful book to look at, but it is a great tutorial for learning the art of botanical illustration using watercolor. Michael Lakin covers everything: choosing the right plant specimen, composition, color-mixing, and his six stages of painting with detailed photographs and very clear instructions. So whether you’re headed to the Gorge for a hike, or just to your nearest garden store – grab your paints and have a go.


  1. Reblogged this on squidknot and commented:
    Happy July. How does your garden grow?

    Comment by squidknot — July 6, 2013 @ 3:51 pm

    • Happy July to you also! Things in the valley are cooling off a bit, giving our plants a bit of a rest from the unrelenting heat. Sounds like it’s been foggy and cool at the beach — best wishes to you and your garden. Thanks for the link! – Liz for CMCL

      Comment by LGP — July 6, 2013 @ 3:55 pm

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