Favorite Find - Botanicals & Birds
What are Botanicals or Botanical Illustration?
Botanical illustration is the art of depicting the form, color, and details of plant life.
As a rule, I use the term generically to represent anything in nature, plants, seaweed, eggs, feathers, butterflies and the like. Rooted in tradition as the predecessor to photography botanicals make a great addition to any room.
I've always been a fan of botanicals and today you can find all sorts of styles. Additonally you can find them by color, category and in varrying sizes to fit any home decor.
For Instance on the website Pintrest you will find a number of free prinatbles. That's copies that you can print at home for next to nothing. Similarly you can find collections of vintage botanicals for sale on websites like Etsy, Charish, One Kings Lane and many more.
Here are some articles on the origin history of Botanicals from My Modern Met.
Art that captures the beauty of nature are beautiful! Best of all botanicals are a great way to pull together a grouping to fill a large wall. Prints are a much less expensive route and can vary in both quality and price. Lower end reproductions are basically color copies. On the higher end are hand painted botanicals.
Definatly a Designer GO-TO.
Below is a bedroom from my Portfolio where I used a modern take on Botanical with Sepia Photographs.
This seaweed grouping is one of my all time favorites. A great choice for a Coastal Setting.
Below are some collections I've pulled together. Click any any image for more info.
Birds are another favorite for groupings. Although not true Audubon Birds, the seelctions below are in the style of.
Read more about the Audubon Society Birds Here.
Colored Prints are a great way to capture the designer look of Botanicals in a Modern Way.
Look at this option....
The possibilities are endless! You can select the size and framing option you like.
Hope you got a little bit of Botanical Inspirations.
Till Next Time...