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    Christmas botanical illustrations


    I’ve not been working this week, it’s the holidays.  There are five illustrations outstanding for the Whipsnade Zoo commission, but the deadline isn’t for a fortnight so I’ll have plenty of time to complete them ahead of schedule.

    Instead, I’ve assembled a variety of seasonal illustrations, done over the years.

    Christmas plants

    There are lots of different plants associated with this season; and all are rather interesting to paint.  They have tough leaves, but the berries can make them tempting subject matter.

    Here’s some holly

    and some ivy.

    Two images of mistletoe,

    A sprig of silver fir

    Christmas birds

    and a robin (not in a silly festive hat this time).

    I hope everyone has a very happy holiday, and a wonderful new year.

    Here are some other festive blogs; Christmas greenery , Botanical illustration and xmas decorations, and a step by step holly leaf.

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    Lizzie Harper