Posts tagged "scientific illustration"

Latest Art

Latest Art

    My oils class is over. After paint­ing the white eggs on a white back­ground, we painted the same red apple on two dif­fer­ent back­grounds, red and green. Then we painted the same limes on two dif­fer­ent back­grounds, green and red. This exer­cise was pri­mar­ily to demon­strate the power of com­pli­men­tary colors. We switched...
The Journal Is Out!

The Journal Is Out!

  The long-awaited arti­cle about Crepidula for­ni­cata L., the slip­per snail, has been pub­lished! I wrote about it before, but wasn’t allowed to post images of my illus­tra­tions until the Jour­nal of Shell­fish Research printed the arti­cle. Dr. Sandy gen­er­ously gave her editor’s copy to Johann. He was thrilled. We were excited to finally see the...
New Adventures in Scientific Illustration

New Adventures in Scientific Illustration

The slip­per snail will be get­ting some good press soon. My first bit of news is that the paper Eric, Johann, and I worked on with Dr. San­dra Shumway and Dr. Evan Ward enti­tled “Obser­va­tions on Feed­ing in the Atlantic Slip­per Limpet, Crepidula for­ni­cata L., with Spe­cial Ref­er­ence to the ‘Mucus Net’ ” will be pub­lished...
Adventures in Oil Painting

Adventures in Oil Painting

Ear­lier this sum­mer I com­pleted the final project for my begin­ner oils class. I chose to paint three onions. I strug­gled with it and the shad­ows are a lit­tle dark, but I think it turned out fairly well over­all for my third oil painting. My land­scape oil paint­ing class this semes­ter has been so much...
Purple Iris

Purple Iris

I just fin­ished my first draw­ing of an iris. Most of the time that I was draw­ing I felt some­what frus­trated, because every time I got fresh flow­ers, they would open so quickly, I didn’t have time to get the line draw­ing fin­ished before the flower’s posi­tion changed. I started over sev­eral times. Even­tu­ally, I...
Beginner Oil Painting

Beginner Oil Painting

Right after the Fun­da­men­tals of  Sci­en­tific Illus­tra­tion I class ended, my begin­ner oil paint­ing class began. We weren’t required to get the same level of detail with the paints as with the graphite in this class. That will be later with more advanced courses. The pur­pose of this class was just to learn the basics....
Golden Daffodils

Golden Daffodils

The final project for my Fun­da­men­tals of Sci­en­tific Illus­tra­tion I class could be one of sev­eral options. We could do a still life of onions, gar­lic, veg­eta­bles, or fruit. We could do eas­ier flow­ers such as tulips, iris, or daf­fodils. We had to choose two or three objects, arrange them in a pleas­ing com­po­si­tion, and...
Inch By Inch, Row By Row

Inch By Inch, Row By Row

Do you know the song writ­ten by David Mal­lett enti­tled “Gar­den Song”? I heard it sung by John Den­ver on The Mup­pet Show years ago and adopted it as my per­sonal theme song: Inch by inch, row by row, Gonna make this gar­den grow. All it takes is a rake and a hoe And a piece of...
Learning Scientific Illustration

Learning Scientific Illustration

With a lot of hem­ming and haw­ing on my part and a lot of urg­ing on Eric and Johann’s part, I started tak­ing art classes again. Eric received an email to Yale Peabody Museum mem­bers about the sci­en­tific illus­tra­tion pro­gram the museum cre­ated with Con­necti­cut Nat­ural Sci­ence Illus­tra­tors. Classes would be held at the Yale...