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Maize

Maize

© Katerina Bolot - Ukraine Zea mays L. I was inspired to create this artwork by a corn field near my village in the west of Ukraine. Corn is one of the most important cultivated plants for oxygen release - 55 x 75cm.

Yellow Flag and Horsetail

Yellow Flag and Horsetail

© Annie Patterson - UK Iris pseudacorus and Equisetum japonicum. Watercolour on paper, painted from live specimens - 31 x 44cm.

West Indian Mahogany

West Indian Mahogany

© Cynthia Byrne-Maggets - USA Swietenia mahagoni. Painted from sample taken from one of three mahogany trees in Marathon, Florida - 26 x 33cm.

Indian / Singapore rhododendron

Indian / Singapore rhododendron

© Kelly Bassett - Singapore Melastoma malabathricum Done in the style of Arthur Harry Church, the flower has two sets of stamen - one longer and hook-shaped, and one shorter (one provides pollen for fertilization, the other for the bees to collect). Interestingly, it is pollinated by Buzz Pollination! - 50 x 32cm

Virgins Bower

Virgins Bower

© Daria Mirovova - Russia Clematis viticella L. A purple clematis flower from different angles. Watercolor on paper - 30 x 40cm.

Granadilla

Granadilla

© Jackie de Guzmán - Peru Passiflora ligularis This is a Watercolor illustration I made for a Treatise of Peruvian Medicinal Plants. The Passiflora ligularis also called Granadilla is a delicious fruit, with a scented flower - 20.3 x 28cm.

Shoofly

Shoofly

© Sue Vize - UK Nicandra physalodes A member of the nightshade family, also known as Shoofly Plant or Apple of Peru. Completed in graphite pencil on Fabriano Artistico HP - 18.5 x 54cm.

Cherry Plum

Cherry Plum

© Burnell McKenna - Ireland Prunus cerasifera A charming fruit, the cherry plum. I painted this deep red plum with its foliage on an afternoon walk near my home and was inspired by the rich deep colour of the fruit mellowing in the evening sun. The cherry plum is a popular ornamental tree for garden and landscaping use, grown for its very early flowering, what I took into the painting however was its enticing drupe and near purple foliage which translated well on paper - 56 x 76cm.

Rose Bay Willow

Rose Bay Willow

© Ros Purkis - UK Epilobium angustifolium Growing in open woods, heaths and mountains this plant also forms large clumps of dazzling august colour on rough, untouched waste ground, with leaves later turning vibrant reds and orange - 25 x 37cm.

Rhododendron

Rhododendron

© Fiona Kane - UK Rhododendron Cornish Cross Group Watercolour on HP paper - 30 x 30cm.

Rhododendron molle

Rhododendron molle

© Margaret Trent - USA Rhododendron molle Rhododendron molle is a rhododendron species native to China and Japan where it grows up to 2500 meters above sea level. The specimen was growing in Federal Way, WA, USA - 30 x 40cm.

Purple Gentian

Purple Gentian

© Giovanna Gatto - Italy Gentiana purpurea Purple gentian is an Alpine plant. In Northern Italy the root is used in the manufacture of Gentian Bitter "Genepy" (alcoholic drink) - 20 x 30cm.

Chinese Lantern

Chinese Lantern

© Jonanda Kannemeyer - South Africa Abutilon A Stippling Pen & Ink study of an Abutilon flower - Fresh Woods, Elgin, South Africa - 10 x 10cm.

Primula

Primula

© Donatella Marchetti - Italy Primula vulgaris I was able to study the primrose before the lockdown on my sketchbook and then I started looking for the shade of colors for the flower playing with the transparent reds of Winsor & Newton - 30 x 22cm.

Black Lady's Slipper Orchid 'Black Jack'

Black Lady's Slipper Orchid 'Black Jack'

© Val Hopkins - UK Paphiopedilums 'Black Jack' Paphiopedilum 'Black Jack' is a beautiful dark flowered slipper orchid. The flowers have two lateral petals out to either side with a pouch or slipper lower petal and a large upward pointing sepal at the top - 26.5 x 34cm.

Oak Leaf and Oak Knopper Gall

Oak Leaf and Oak Knopper Gall

© Dawn Wright - UK Quercus robur Painted from a specimen from a young English oak tree growing by Rutland Water, Rutland - 9.5 x 24cm.

Nutmeg

Nutmeg

© Carrie-Ann Lee - Singapore Myristica fragrans A tree that grows up to 10m tall. Its flowers are yellow and leaves are fragrant when crushed. The fruit is the most useful with many medicinal and culinary uses.

Nasturtium

Nasturtium

© James Grey - UK Tropaeolum An enlarged work depicting the quiet beauty of the garden - 40 x 33cm.

Musk Thistles

Musk Thistles

© Pam Taylor - UK Carduus nutans Musk Thistles grow on Dorney Common, which is cattle grazed from April to October. I drew this clump in September, by which time the plant had flower heads ranging from tight buds to fully developed seed heads, making a fantastic contrast with the prickly leaves for a pen and ink study - 21 x 29cm.

Walnut

Walnut

© Violeta Stoilova - UK Juglans regia Walnut illustration demonstrating male catkins and female influences, a branch with nuts, the structure of the walnut shell and the structure of the fully developed nut - 35 x 24cm.

Dwarf Mallow Leaves

Dwarf Mallow Leaves

© Jennifer Jones - UK Malva neglecta An examination of the leaves of the dwarf mallow 40 x 32cm.

Jonared Cider Apple

Jonared Cider Apple

© Nereide Gilhead - UK Malus domestica -'Jonared' Jonared resembles its parent, Jonathan, but it has brighter red colouring over yellow skin, and it ripens a little earlier. Jonared has Jonathan’s crisp, juicy flesh and sweet-tart flavor, and it is good eaten fresh and is outstanding in cider and pies. Discovered: 1930 Peshastin, Washington Parentage: A sport of Jonathan Harvest: Midseason - 29.7 x 42cm.

Narcissus major

Narcissus major

© Jennifer Jones - UK Narcissus major Side view, top view and longitudinal section of Narcissus major in coloured pencil and graphite - 44 x 30cm.

London Plane Tree

London Plane Tree

© Sally Pond - UK Platanus x acerfolia This plane tree can be seen in Salisbury Cathedral Close. The London Place tree is an accidental hybrid of the American plane and the oriental plane - 25 x 36cm.

Cherry Tomatoes

Cherry Tomatoes

© Dianne Frank - UK Solanum lycopersicum var. cerasiforme Cherry tomatoes: Chocolate cherry, Santonio, Sungold. Part of my lockdown harvest in 2020 - 43 x 55cm.

Ivy

Ivy

© Margaret Fitzpatrick - UK Hedera helix This piece was completed from a plant growing in the garden of the Royal College of Physicians in London - 41 x 56cm.

Guelder Rose in Autumn

Guelder Rose in Autumn

© Brenda Coleman - UK Viburnum opulus Viburnum opulus is a deciduous shrub. The three-lobed leaves have a rounded base and coarsely-serrated margins. The fruit is a red drupe; the seed is dispersed by birds - 10.5 x 16cm.

Ripening Grape Vine

Ripening Grape Vine

© Rosemary-Ann Hodgkinson - Australia Vitis vinifera Living in Tasmania with a reputation for delicious cool climate wines, we had to try growing a vine! This one also provides great inspiration for drawing and painting in all its seasonal forms - 26.5 x 34cm.

Flower Of The Wind

Flower Of The Wind

© Sofia Papadopoulou - Germany Anemone coronaria The delicate crown anemone is one of the most distinctive representatives of its species. It originally comes from Syria and Lebanon. In the Mediterranean region, especially in Greece, crown anemones can be found wild in meadows - 19 x 27cm.

Fading Strelizia

Fading Strelizia

© Toni Dade - Portugal Strelitzia reginae A watercolour study of the flower just as it's starting to lose the vibrancy of colour - 48 x 40cm.

Faded Rose

Faded Rose

© Anuradha Sarin Khurana - India Rose indica Rose with a heady fragrance that is native to India. It is used for decoration, garlands, food, sherbet and perfume. There is little agreement about its scientific name except perhaps that it is descended from the Rose damascena 27 x 37.5cm.

European White Water Lily

European White Water Lily

© Asisa Madian - Germany Nymphaea alba The Artwork shows scientific details such as schematic flowers diagram plan or transitional forms between stamens and petals of the European white water lily together with other details of the aquatic flowering plant, on and under water - 30 x 42cm.

Cyclamen

Cyclamen

© Nathalie Wallace - UK Cyclamen persicum Cyclamen persicum study - 38 x 56cm.

Douglas Fir Cone

Douglas Fir Cone

© Mary Crabtree - USA Pseudotsuga menziesii A dried cone, fallen from the majestic Douglas Fir in the Colorado Rocky Mountains painted in carbon dust on paper - 17.5 x 22cm.

Kangaroo Apple

Kangaroo Apple

© Susanna Smith - Australia Solanum laciniatum The Kangaroo Apple is a soft-wooded shrub native to Tasmania and the East Coast of Australia. It produces lance-shaped leaves and five-petalled flowers which are bluish-purple. The egg-shaped berries turn from green to bright orange-yellow as they ripen - 17.5 x 24cm.

Crab Apples

Crab Apples

© Jenny Heath - UK Malus robusta Watercolour painting of crab apples found in Royal Botanic Gardens Kew - 15 x 20.5cm.

Covid Garden

Covid Garden

© Marion Olsen - UK Lonicera periclymenum 'Belgica', Lonicera unidentified, Delphinium 'Highlander Moonlight' (Flowerheads only), Campanula 'Telham Beauty', (Seed heads only), Verbascum nigrum. All the plants were found in my unruly garden. Painting it has helped to keep me sane during the lock-down period. It grew organically, having begun as a 16x16 exercise worksheet when I painted the two Delphinium flowers and one Campanula seedhead - 16 x 16cm.

Common Beech

Common Beech

© Pauline Trim - UK Fagus sylvatica A study of Common Beech through the seasons - 25 x 35cm.

Emily's Sunflower

Emily's Sunflower

© Jan Sogge - USA Helianthus annus This sunflower is from several generations of self sown plants. It was at the edge of Emily's community garden unwatered or cared for. It is a native of North America 20 x 34cm.

Common Ivy

Common Ivy

© Lisa Mason - UK Hedera helix Inspired by the abundant ivy in our garden, I wanted to show the difference in character of the creeping/climbing stems and the flowering stems of the ivy 21 x 30cm.

Five Clementines

Five Clementines

© Dianne Frank - UK Citrus x clementina Clementines, which were abundant over Christmas. From a local market in Oxford...delighted to have a bunch still attached and with leaves - 50 x40cm.

Brussels Sprout

Brussels Sprout

© Penny Brown - UK Brassica oleracea var. gemmifera I enlarged this cut through of a Brussels Sprout, fascinated by the convolutions of the almost brain like structure - 25 x 25cm.

Fool's Water Cress

Fool's Water Cress

© Tina Bone - UK Apium nodiflorum Aquatic plant which is a good indicator of a healthy river. It usually grows with Berula erecta and they are difficult to tell apart - 23 x 30.5cm.

Bleeding Heart

Bleeding Heart

© Andrea Durrant - UK Dicentra spectabilis 'Alba' A single white Bleeding Heart flower. Graphite pencil on Arches HP 300gsm - 29 x 43cm.

Love-in-a-Mist

Love-in-a-Mist

© Annie Morris - UK Nigella damascena I painted this image of flowers of Love-in-a-Mist because at the time I was keen to illustrate examples of plants from the family Ranunculaceae. I think the blue flowers amongst the fine green leaves and bracts make an interesting composition - 18 x 25cm.

Alnus_pendula_PenelopeLand_corr

Alnus_pendula_PenelopeLand_corr

© Penelope Land - UK Alnus pendula Alnus pendula, a native of N & S Korea and Japan. It has uses as a medicinal plant. The sample was collected from Harcourt Arboretum, Oxford - 29 x 39cm.

A Happy Medium

A Happy Medium

© Marie Batters - UK Photinia x fraseri and Hedera helix Leaf studies from my garden in a mixture of mediums I enjoy creating Botanical Art with. Photinia 'Red Robin' in Watercolour and Hedera helix 'English garden Ivy' in Graphite - 18 x 20cm.

Aloe vera

Aloe vera

© Irina Stoliarova - Russia Aloe vera This succulent is originally from South Africa. Work painted in life-size from a specimen in a greenhouse in the St. Petersburg Botanic Gardens. Watercolour painted on Saunders Waterford paper - 40 x 50cm.

Red_Flowering_Gum

Red_Flowering_Gum

© Melinda Edstein - Australia Corymbia ficifolia Red Flowering Gum, an Australian native found in the south west corner of the country, a centre of biodiversity - 29 x 42cm.

Parasol Mushroom

Parasol Mushroom

© Penelope Land - UK Lepiota procera A study of the Lepiota procera, also known as the Parasol mushroom, it can grow to 30cm in height. The sample was collected from Harcourt Arboretum, Oxford. The illustration shows the different stages of development - 29 x 39cm.

Birthwort

Birthwort

© Niki Simpson - UK Aristolochia clematitis L. A composite scientific illustration of the birthwort - digitally created - 30 x 42cm.

Oyster mushroon

Oyster mushroon

© Peixing Zhong - China Pleurotus ostreatus(Fr.)Kummer The botanical illustration is based on the reality Pleurotus ostreatus cultivated by myself. It is composed of lines and dots which better shows the biological characteristics of Pleurotus ostreatus such as pleats - 30 x 21cm.

Movement in Red

Movement in Red

© Susan Gubbay Drachiella spectabilis, Delesseria sanguinea, Dilsea carnosa A selection of iridescent, delicate and leathery types of red seaweeds that are found around the British Isles - 28 x 38cm.

Pacific Northwest Chanterelle and Salal_

Pacific Northwest Chanterelle and Salal_

© Antoinette Luchessa - USA Cantharellus formosus and Gaultheria shallon Pacific Northwest chanterelle often shares habitat with native salal. This is my 3D paper botanical representation of these species - 23 x 23cm.

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