Past

Elizabeth Blackadder

  • 2nd July 2011 − 2nd January 2012 | Academy (Scottish National Gallery) | £8 (£6)

Botanical drawings

Blackadder’s keen sense of her surroundings has been especially directed towards the natural rather than the man-made, and she has become widely known for her drawing, painting, and printmaking after nature. Produced in pencil, watercolour and an impressive array of printmaking techniques, her wide-ranging graphic works – landscape, wildlife, flowers, plants and animals – are most often made with a more analytical approach than her compositions in oil.

Unlike her oil painting, but common to her studies on paper, Blackadder tends to leave the background of her botanical drawings untouched.

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