Laura Bethmann

I'm a watercolor painter who gardens, prints plants and writes books

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Botanic Paintings

Working from actual plants as references, these watercolor paintings are accurate depictions. Whether I'm painting or nature printing, the botanical elements in my compositions are always true to life. I make sketches and take a series of reference photos in case the flowers don't last over the time it takes to complete the painting. When working with exotic botanicals, I have to search my resources. Or, if working from one of my own garden plants or indoor orchid plants, I must wait for them to bloom! Gerber Daisy was exhibited at the New York State Museum, Focus on Nature exhibit.