A Journey In Becoming A Botanical Illustrator
 

About

my art journey

 
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Welcome!

My name is Constance and I'm so glad you have joined me on my art journey.

When my good friend from England, Victoria, suggested that I try botanical illustration, I didn’t know how fun it would be...

Studying and dissecting a Hibiscus plant,  drawing out all of its different parts, and learning to put together a beautiful composition - all in graphite!

God's creation is so amazing!

On this journey, we will learn to see the beauty of God's creation up close and personal, together!

 

 

recent Graduation & Continued Education
In Botanical Illustration

Since beginning this website, I have taken several online courses that have to do with botanical illustration, including the Royal Botanical Gardens, Edinburgh Online Certificate Course.  I recently graduated in March 2018 with distinctions, completing the course with this final piece of the Cyclamen persicum...

I loved the certificate course and still have so much more to learn about botanical illustration!  I am hoping to be accepted into the RBGE 3-year, Online Diploma Course of which I have applied and am hoping to begin within the year.

For me, to become a botanical illustrator would mean the chance to participate in the documentation of my part of the botanical world.  Here in the Pacific Northwest we have beautiful Evergreens, old Cottonwoods and American Chestnut trees to name just a few.

On my homestead, I have 50+ year old Hydrangeas, Rhododendrons & Azaleas, more like trees than a bush, that are common in my city. These beautiful flowering plants along with my Chinese Magnolia, assortment of Maples, Cherry Blossoms, and even a Strawberry tree are just a few I hope to document in botanical illustrations for our local gardens.

 My final piece of work for the RBGE Certificate Course 2017-2018,  Cyclamen persicum .

My final piece of work for the RBGE Certificate Course 2017-2018, Cyclamen persicum.

Let the heavens rejoice, let the earth be glad; let the sea resound, and all that is in it. Let the fields be jubilant, and everything in them; let all the trees of the forest sing for joy.
— Psalm 96:11-12

A few pieces of my framed graphite work.

My work on a botanical illustration of the Ilex or Holly Tree branch.

This website is a documentary of my personal journey in art.
It is my desire that as you read and create along with me in my daily findings,
you too will be inspired to begin your art journey.

Beautiful treasures from God's creation that I collect as I walk in my local park each day.

The beginnings of my watercolor work...

 

 

 

 

I love graphite, but it's not the only medium I love to work in...
Give me a piece of black charcoal, a black Stabilo pencil and some white Gesso
and I am in Heaven - and now I can honestly say I'm beginning to truly love watercolor!

 

 

 

 

 

 I always say:  Practice Makes Art!

I always say:  Practice Makes Art!

 Me and my Wonderful Hon- of 30+ years - A beautiful barefoot wedding day of our oldest daughter and son-in-law - 2017.

Me and my Wonderful Hon- of 30+ years - A beautiful barefoot wedding day of our oldest daughter and son-in-law - 2017.

Blessings!

Constance

I am accepting commissions for botanical illustration work in graphite at this time.


For more information please contact me at constance@constancereeder.com

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