In this informative, humorous, inspirational, and intimate debut book, Tica Sydnor succeeds in taking aspiring botanical watercolor painters on a journey beyond the how-to basics into the can-do realm of setting up a studio, assembling a field kit, choosing a subject, and getting to work. Her fifteen years of teaching comes to the fore as she shares her own tried-and-true methods, mishaps and workarounds, as well as lessons learned from her students.
The Flower and The Butterfly is also something of a travelogue—a record of the artist’s inward and outward search for beauty in a world filled with the inevitable lifechanging challenges of aging, downsizing, loss, and grief. In her ongoing quest to capture the “personality” of flowers, Sydnor’s own enduringly joyous spirit shines through.
The Flower and the Butterfly
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