A short post about my 11th Assignment for the Society of Botanical Artists Distance Learning Diploma.
My time working on the commission for Rebecca Cragg Floral Design meant that I had about a week to complete the assignment. It was extremely busy. I had all these plans about my mixed floral piece, but in the end I had to incorporate the sweet peas from the commission with a delphinium I had also started preparing.
The delphinium was so beautiful, but as you might be able to imagine, a challenge to draw.
It was a matter of getting the job done.
The main comments from this piece, which I totally agree with, were that that the sweet peas needed to be stronger to stand up against the delphinium. I needed to increase the tones in both the flowers and the leaves. The tutor also commented that my work was a little too stylised. Again, I agree. This happens to my work when I don’t have the time to really look closely at my subject!
Here is the breakdown of my marks:
Choice of subject: 8.5
Botanical accuracy: 8.4
Final Mark for assignment: 8.37
Thank you for reading!