Please visit our current exhibition, “The Magnified Eye: Contemporary Botanical Portraiture, Watercolors and Drawings on Paper and Vellum” at the Reeves-Reed Arboretum in Summit, New Jersey or online at www.sfnbotanicalart.com, click on the slideshow to view these works and sign our guest book.
We are celebrating our 10th anniversary, by visiting the exhibition and filling in your contact information on our website you are automatically entered into a drawing. The winner will receive an original botanical watercolor study on paper. To qualify for entry you must be new to our website, sign in through our guest book or use the contact tab and comment on your interests in botanical art. We will randomly select one winner from the first 250 people who sign in.
A study is a preliminary drawing, sketch or painting executed by an artist done in preparation for a finished work. It is a clear window into the artist’s mind as they work out ideas through these visual notes.
Attached is the prize, a Beverly Duncan watercolor study of Crookneck Squash and Squash Blossom:
Beverly Duncan, Crookneck Squash, 2009, Squash blossom added 2011, watercolor on paper, 6 x 7 inches, signed lower right.
Why do this? We are trying to increase awareness and appreciation of this beautiful contemporary art form. Our goal is to continue building important collections of botanical masterpieces by the finest artists working today. This opportunity will jump start a new collector with a fabulous piece of art by one of America’s treasured botanical painters.