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Watercolorist Creates Vintage-Style Prints of Botanicals and Tiny Specimen Collections

Amy Rose Geden Botanical Prints

British artist Amy Rose Geden adds her own twist to the romantic aesthetic of botanical prints. In each of her pieces, Geden arranges several watercolor illustrations, which include varieties of flora and fauna, as well as unique found objects such as keys and candlesticks. While some paintings may only contain pleasing arrays of flowers, others have juxtaposing motifs, like binoculars, insects, and eggs.

To achieve precise naturalistic detail to her illustrations, Geden often draws from her surroundings as well as from reference books. First, each object is carefully studied in preliminary drafts. Then, the artist thoughtfully organizes her subjects into a way that is visually pleasing—often by color or genre—and starts sketching the final piece. Each original painting is made up of layers of watercolor and gouache, creating depth and realism. Geden’s unique aesthetic and keen eye for overlooked items brings a fresh approach to the art of vintage botanical prints.

You can purchase originals, prints, postcards and more of Geden’s work through her Etsy shop. And, to keep up to date with the artist’s latest creations, you can follow her on Instagram.

Artist Amy Rose Geden combines natural history with botanical motifs in her prints.

Amy Rose Geden Botanical Prints

The artist takes inspiration from her surroundings as well as from found objects.

Amy Rose Geden Botanical Prints

She paints each original piece in watercolor and sells giclee prints on her Etsy shop.

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Margherita Cole

Margherita Cole is a Contributing Writer at My Modern Met and illustrator based in Southern California. She holds a BA in Art History with a minor in Studio Art from Wofford College, and an MA in Illustration: Authorial Practice from Falmouth University in the UK. When she’s not writing, Margherita continues to develop her creative practice in sequential art.

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