February 21, 2024 , 10:00 am - 11:00 am CST
Painting Leaves on Vellum – Finding Beauty in the Ordinary
Zoom Recording Below
In this presentation I'll be talking about my project of portraying leaves on vellum.
I'll speak about finding inspiration in the everyday things around us and portraying them as
motifs in fine art.
I'll show you how I prepare my vellum for painting and how I frame it as well as giving you
an insight into my process of mixing colors and painting.
Born in Austria, I always had a big fascination with both art and nature, spending my
childhood with my hands deep in either paint or local ponds, catching frogs and snails or
collecting flowers to press. I have a background in fine art and design as well as agriculture which led to my botanical interest.
I had been working with watercolor for a few years before dipping my toe into botanical
art for the first time and falling in love instantly. In 2020, I finished my diploma in botanical illustration at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh and was awarded the James and Eve Bennett Trust Fund Award for my
diploma project. I am now working as a botanical illustrator and instructor full time.
web site: www.isabelmischka.com
Recording is available for two weeks, until March 6