This is Assignment 11 in the Society of Botanical Artists Distance Learning Diploma Course. After previous assignments working from real life - the botanical subject in front of us, sketching, colour studies, compositional drawing and painting the artwork ... this assignment was a chance to use our design skills. The criteria asked us to compose a greeting card using only our own photos, bringing them together in a style to suit a more commercial environment. Once completed we had to send the photos with the artwork to show how we had constructed the completed card design.
Moving along from my last blog post where I had completed the botanical subject - the Pierre de Ronsard roses, I began to incorporate the architectural elements into the composition.
The heart sign from the French Alps, the stone archway from Provence, the bird bath from our home ..
... and of course, the Eiffel Tower from Paris!
The tower was completed in graphite ... my apologies to the architect for this subtle rendition.
The architectural elements are all done in a neutral palette in watercolour.
A compilation of personal photographs resulting in my finished greeting card design.
A card for my beloved to celebrate our anniversary trip to France
or whatever you may wish it to be ... envoyé avec amour
All images and artwork copyright © Vicki Lee Johnston 2012