Royal Horticultural Society Botanical Art Show - Gold medal July 2018

In these works, I explore the rich seasonal changes of plants in Virginia over a year. I painted in monochromatic sepia tones (Schmincke sepia brown) to emphasize the structure of each specimen. I was inspired by the compositions of the illustrated plates of Ernst Haeckel (1834-1919), a German naturalist, physician, biologist, and philospher. The strong graphic organization and symmetries create fascinating relationships amongst the specimens. These subjects are common botanical species found within 50 miles of my home in Charlottesville, Virginia. Plant nomenclature is based upon the publication of The Flora of Virginia (Weakley et al. 2012). This collection of 12 paintings (watercolor on paper, 12 x 16 inches) was awarded a Gold medal at the RHS Botanical Art show July 11-12, 2018. Limited edition signed giclee prints of each of these can be purchased in my online shop and the full original collection is available for purchase. Contact Lara for pricing.

January   Catalpa bignonioides, Quercus montana, Apocynum cannabinum, Liriodendron tulipifera, Carya illinoinensis, Juglans nigra, Carya tomentosa, Castanea dentata, Quercus rubra, Quercus alba, Acer saccharum, Betula lenta var. lenta, Acer saccharinum, Aesculus flava, Cercis canadensis, Carya glabra, Calycanthus floridus, Fagus grandifolia, Robinia pseudoacacia, Fraxinus americana, Fraxinus pennsylvanica, Platanus occidentalis, Quercus phellos, Quercus coccinea, Corylus americana, Hamamelis virginiana, Liquidambar styraciflua, Liriodendron tulipifera, Taxodium distichum, Juglans nigra, Cladonia sp., Flavoparmelia sp., Tsuga canadensis, Gleditsia triacanthos

January

Catalpa bignonioides, Quercus montana, Apocynum cannabinum, Liriodendron tulipifera, Carya illinoinensis, Juglans nigra, Carya tomentosa, Castanea dentata, Quercus rubra, Quercus alba, Acer saccharum, Betula lenta var. lenta, Acer saccharinum, Aesculus flava, Cercis canadensis, Carya glabra, Calycanthus floridus, Fagus grandifolia, Robinia pseudoacacia, Fraxinus americana, Fraxinus pennsylvanica, Platanus occidentalis, Quercus phellos, Quercus coccinea, Corylus americana, Hamamelis virginiana, Liquidambar styraciflua, Liriodendron tulipifera, Taxodium distichum, Juglans nigra, Cladonia sp., Flavoparmelia sp., Tsuga canadensis, Gleditsia triacanthos

February   Acer rubrum, Rhexia virginica, Pinus rigida, Eurybia divaricata, Lonicera fragrantissima, Rhododendron maximum, Pawlownia tomentosa, Magnolia stellata, Kalmia latifolia, Tsuga canadensis, Pinus virginiana, Corylus americana, Chimaphila maculata, Goodyera pubescens, Alnus serrulata, Pinus strobus, Elephantopus carolinianus, Verbesina alternifolia, Ilex opaca, Glechoma hederacea, Fagus grandifolia

February

Acer rubrum, Rhexia virginica, Pinus rigida, Eurybia divaricata, Lonicera fragrantissima, Rhododendron maximum, Pawlownia tomentosa, Magnolia stellata, Kalmia latifolia, Tsuga canadensis, Pinus virginiana, Corylus americana, Chimaphila maculata, Goodyera pubescens, Alnus serrulata, Pinus strobus, Elephantopus carolinianus, Verbesina alternifolia, Ilex opaca, Glechoma hederacea, Fagus grandifolia

March   Corydalis flavula, Cardamine concatenata, Jeffersonia diphylla, Mertensia virginica, Cardamine hirsuta, Asarum canadense, Magnolia stellata, Stellaria pubera, Houstonia caerulea, Claytonia virginica, Anemone americana, Podophyllum peltatum, Lindera benzoin, Sanguinaria canadensis, Cercis canadensis

March

Corydalis flavula, Cardamine concatenata, Jeffersonia diphylla, Mertensia virginica, Cardamine hirsuta, Asarum canadense, Magnolia stellata, Stellaria pubera, Houstonia caerulea, Claytonia virginica, Anemone americana, Podophyllum peltatum, Lindera benzoin, Sanguinaria canadensis, Cercis canadensis

April   Dicentra cucullaria, Zizia aptera, Trillium grandiflorum, Aquilegia canadensis, Thalictrum thalictroides, Dicentra exima, Erigeron pulchellus, Podophyllum peltatum, Rhododendron periclymenoides, Stylophorum diphyllum, Asimina triloba, Phlox divaricata, Polystichum acrostichoides, Adiantum pedatum, Dryopteris marginalis, Cornus florida, Chrysogonum virginianum, Erythronium americanum, Osmundastrum cinnamomeum, Onoclea sensibilis, Matteuccia struthiopteris

April

Dicentra cucullaria, Zizia aptera, Trillium grandiflorum, Aquilegia canadensis, Thalictrum thalictroides, Dicentra exima, Erigeron pulchellus, Podophyllum peltatum, Rhododendron periclymenoides, Stylophorum diphyllum, Asimina triloba, Phlox divaricata, Polystichum acrostichoides, Adiantum pedatum, Dryopteris marginalis, Cornus florida, Chrysogonum virginianum, Erythronium americanum, Osmundastrum cinnamomeum, Onoclea sensibilis, Matteuccia struthiopteris

May   Silene virginica, Polygonatum biflorum, Viola striata, Kalmia latifolia, Liriodendron tulipifera, Vaccinium stamineum, Adiantum pedatum, Rubus allegheniensis, Anemone virginiana, Geranium maculatum, Ranunculus bulbosus, Tiarella cordifolia, Salvia lyrata, Cynoglossum virginianum

May

Silene virginica, Polygonatum biflorum, Viola striata, Kalmia latifolia, Liriodendron tulipifera, Vaccinium stamineum, Adiantum pedatum, Rubus allegheniensis, Anemone virginiana, Geranium maculatum, Ranunculus bulbosus, Tiarella cordifolia, Salvia lyrata, Cynoglossum virginianum

June   Oxalis stricta, Monarda didyma, Trifolium arvense, Actaea racemosa, Triodanis perfoliata, Echinacea purpurea, Securigera varia, Geranium maculatum, Verbascum blattaria, Erigeron annuus, Rubus odoratus, Allium vineale

June

Oxalis stricta, Monarda didyma, Trifolium arvense, Actaea racemosa, Triodanis perfoliata, Echinacea purpurea, Securigera varia, Geranium maculatum, Verbascum blattaria, Erigeron annuus, Rubus odoratus, Allium vineale

July   Asclepias tuberosa, Cephalanthus occidentalis, Asclepias syriaca, Cichorium intybus, Apocynum cannabinum, Solanum carolinense, Magnolia grandiflora, Dianthus armeria, Persicaria longiseta, Silene latifolia, Impatiens capensis, Daucus carota, Catalpa bignonioides, Commelina communis, Galium aparine

July

Asclepias tuberosa, Cephalanthus occidentalis, Asclepias syriaca, Cichorium intybus, Apocynum cannabinum, Solanum carolinense, Magnolia grandiflora, Dianthus armeria, Persicaria longiseta, Silene latifolia, Impatiens capensis, Daucus carota, Catalpa bignonioides, Commelina communis, Galium aparine

August   Vernonia noveboracensis, Campsis radicans, Chamaecrista nictitans, Persicaria virginiana, Desmodium paniculatum, Passiflora lutea. Eutrochium fistulosum, Franklinia alatamaha, Lobelia cardinalis, Schizachyrium scoparium, Phytolacca americana, Monarda punctata, Saponaria officinalis

August

Vernonia noveboracensis, Campsis radicans, Chamaecrista nictitans, Persicaria virginiana, Desmodium paniculatum, Passiflora lutea. Eutrochium fistulosum, Franklinia alatamaha, Lobelia cardinalis, Schizachyrium scoparium, Phytolacca americana, Monarda punctata, Saponaria officinalis

September   Clematis virginiana, Ipomoea pandurata, Centaurea stoebe, Callicarpa americana, Helianthus divaricatus, Bidens frondosa, Verbesina alternifolia, Verbesina occidentalis, Passiflora incarnata, Bidens aristosa, Symphyotrichum cordifolium, Eurybia divaricata, Euonymus americanus, Rudbeckia hirta, Symphyotrichum novae-angliae

September

Clematis virginiana, Ipomoea pandurata, Centaurea stoebe, Callicarpa americana, Helianthus divaricatus, Bidens frondosa, Verbesina alternifolia, Verbesina occidentalis, Passiflora incarnata, Bidens aristosa, Symphyotrichum cordifolium, Eurybia divaricata, Euonymus americanus, Rudbeckia hirta, Symphyotrichum novae-angliae

October   Rhus copallinum, Liriodendron tulipifera, Gleditsia triacanthos, Acer saccharum, Acer rubrum, Eurybia divaricata, Symphyotrichum lateriflorum, Nyssa sylvatica, Solidago altissima, Betula lenta, Pseudognaphalium obtusifolium, Quercus phellos

October

Rhus copallinum, Liriodendron tulipifera, Gleditsia triacanthos, Acer saccharum, Acer rubrum, Eurybia divaricata, Symphyotrichum lateriflorum, Nyssa sylvatica, Solidago altissima, Betula lenta, Pseudognaphalium obtusifolium, Quercus phellos

November   Phegopteris hexagonoptera, Diphasiastrum digitatum, Liriodendron tulipifera, Asplenium platyneuron, Epifagus virginiana, Dioscorea villosa, Celastrus orbiculatus, Hamamelis virginiana, Tipularia discolor, Symphoricarpos orbiculatus, Diospyros virginiana, Clematis virginiana, Asclepias syriaca, Magnolia grandiflora, Callicarpa americana, Corylus americana, Trametes versicolor

November

Phegopteris hexagonoptera, Diphasiastrum digitatum, Liriodendron tulipifera, Asplenium platyneuron, Epifagus virginiana, Dioscorea villosa, Celastrus orbiculatus, Hamamelis virginiana, Tipularia discolor, Symphoricarpos orbiculatus, Diospyros virginiana, Clematis virginiana, Asclepias syriaca, Magnolia grandiflora, Callicarpa americana, Corylus americana, Trametes versicolor

December   Symphoricarpos orbiculatus, Verbascum thapsus, Ilex verticillata, Vitis labrusca, Rhus glabra, Rhus copallinum, Daucus carota, Ludwigia alternifolia, Rosa multiflora, Asclepias syriaca, Polystichum acrostichoides, Viburnum prunifolium

December

Symphoricarpos orbiculatus, Verbascum thapsus, Ilex verticillata, Vitis labrusca, Rhus glabra, Rhus copallinum, Daucus carota, Ludwigia alternifolia, Rosa multiflora, Asclepias syriaca, Polystichum acrostichoides, Viburnum prunifolium