You might want to wander into the Chelsea Physic Gardens. When I was
there, they had an exhibit up by students of the botanical
illustration program. It was special because they included a lot of
process pieces and you could see the paintings evolve every step of
the way, from sketches to tonal drawings in architectural form to
background washes and color studies and also demonstrations of how
to paint bloom on fruit and other techniques. And they had afternoon
tea. It was a temporary show, but you could inquire if they have
anything special going on while you're there. And the gardens of
medicinal plants were of interest to me.
Have fun! I'm jealous, especially now that I know about all these
other cool places to visit!
Scientific illustrator and educator
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On Sep 24, 2006, at 6:18 PM, chris gralapp wrote:
> Thanks for the Kew site!
> PS< if amyone else has suggestions about London or environs--let me
> know--we will be staying within walking distance of the British
> whatever neighborhood that might be.
> Chris Gralapp, MA, CMI
> Medical and Scientific Illustration
> 415 454-6567
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