Australian Botanical Illustration Banksia coccinea Scarlet Banksia artist: Ferdinand Bauer (1760-1826) from: 'Illustrationes Florae Novae Hollandiae' (1813) by Ferdinand Bauer Published as: Banksia coccinea
Australian Botanical Illustration Callistemon citrinus Common Red Bottlebrush artist: Edward Minchen (1862-1913) from: 'The Flowering Plants and Ferns of New South Wales - Part 2' (1895) by J H Maiden NSW Government Printing Office Published as: Callistemon lanceolatus
I love combining Art and Science. This week we did observational drawings and watercolours of red bottle brush flowers. Fits beautifully with our integrated History (Australian colonisation), Geography (States of Australia) and Science (Australian Native Plants and Animals)... A touch of Australian Poetry doesn't hurt either.