I was once given a rare book and loaned a coloured copy to work from by an
old lady scientist but my librarian friends and colleagues said I would
lessen the value of the book if I coloured it.
Are you working on loose-leaf originals or on copies? I'm afraid I can't
encourage the break up of old books for the print trade even if the
colouring is done well.
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Subject: [SCIART] Antique Botanicals
Wanted to share with you some of the work I do, in an even narrower niche
than botanical painting. Hand-coloring rare, antique, botanical prints &
I am posting them to a blog, working on that site for months. But this, one
my favorties, can be viewed at Flicker:
Would this be a topic of lecture/workshop/demo/trunk show exhbition interest
at a conference? Just musing....
Cynthia Padilla, leading botanical arts workshops across TX, NM, CO, CT, MA,
MO, KS, Canada, Central America, Internationally:
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