michael walsh

micalart.co.uk

botanical illustration with a little landscaping, calligraphic notes and other areas of interest  

 welcome to my new website which will evolve over time and show my latest work 

Botanical, landscape, watercolour, gouache, nature
Watercolour, botanical, floral, nature,
drawing, botanical, nature, sketch book
 a few words
Botanical Illustration tends to be exacting and scientific and
veers towards the  singular beauty and the very particular characteristics of a plant which, for me, is a primary source of inspiration. Through painting and drawing using various dry and wet media (primarily watercolour and gouache), I try to capture in detail their wonderful shapes and colours. 
 
Flower and landscape drawing and painting, I find,
is more expansive and allows a greater freedom to interperate the plants and lanscape before me, changing the chiaroscuro to soften or increase contrast,  which affords me the opportunity to explore techniques and texture, using both dry and wet media to illustrate the collective beauty of plant life.
 
botanical illustration
  1. Slipper Orchid 'Christmas Green'
    Slipper Orchid 'Christmas Green'
    Watercolour & gouache
  2. Orchid Dendrobium 'Emma Type'
    Orchid Dendrobium 'Emma Type'
    Watercolour & gouache
  3. Phalaenopsis 'Little Cassandra'
    Phalaenopsis 'Little Cassandra'
    Watercolour, gouache & Pencil
  4. Orchid Cymbidium 'Cherry Beauty'
    Orchid Cymbidium 'Cherry Beauty'
    Watercolour & gouache
  5. Orchid 'Ever Spring Prince'
    Orchid 'Ever Spring Prince'
    Watercolour & gouache
  6. Slipper Orchid 'Maudea Coloratum'
    Slipper Orchid 'Maudea Coloratum'
    Watercolour & gouache
  1. Orchid 'Colmanara'
    Orchid 'Colmanara'
    Watercolour, gouache & graphite pencil
  2. Slipper Orchid 'Maudea Coloratum'
    Slipper Orchid 'Maudea Coloratum'
    Graphite pencil
  3. Orchid Cymbidium 'Juicy Fruits'
    Orchid Cymbidium 'Juicy Fruits'
    Graphite pencil
  4. Orchid 'Phalaenopsis'
    Orchid 'Phalaenopsis'
    Acrylic
  5. Orchid 'Ladybird'
    Orchid 'Ladybird'
    Watercolour & gouache
  6. Orchids
    Orchids
    Watercolour, gouache & graphite pencil
  1. Camellia  'Faith'
    Camellia 'Faith'
    Watercolour, gouache & graphite pencil
  2. Camellia 'Ruth Mclean'
    Camellia 'Ruth Mclean'
    Watercolour & graphite pencil
  3. Camellia 'Prince Frederick William'
    Camellia 'Prince Frederick William'
    Watercolour & graphite pencil
  4. Camellia Japonica
    Camellia Japonica
    Watercolour & graphite pencil
  5. White Lilies
    White Lilies
    Acrylic
  6. Camellia 'Astronaut Variogated'
    Camellia 'Astronaut Variogated'
    Watercolour, gouache & graphite pencil
  1. Colour pencil, watercolour, gouache, design, calligraphy gold leaf.
    'A thing if beauty.....'
    colour pencil, watercolour, gouache & gold leaf
  2. colour pencil, design, calligraphy, watercolour, gouache, gold leaf.
    'colours are....'
    colour pencil, watercolour, gouache & gold leaf
  3. watercolour, botanical, floral, design.
    botanical
    watercolour
  4. graphite pencil, botanical, floral, design.
    botanical
    graphite pencil
  5. watercolour, gouache, calligraphy, design, carat gold.
    'if you want to be....'
    watercolour, gold leaf, gouache
  6. Colour pencil, watercolour, calligraphy, gouache, carat gold leaf, design.
    'never be afraid....'
    colour pencil, watercolour, gouache, gold leaf.
new work/concepts
textural studies for 'beyond this place'
  31.01.2017 
fun with letters & words
31.01.2017 
 a little landscaping
sketched drawing garden landscape
  1. The Wishing Well Garden
    The Wishing Well Garden
    Watercolour & gouache
  2. White Magnolia, Ramster Gardens
    White Magnolia, Ramster Gardens
    Acrylic
  3. 'Natural Confusion'
    'Natural Confusion'
    Watercolour pencil, gouache & pastel.
  4. 'Azalia Walk' Ramster Gardens
    'Azalia Walk' Ramster Gardens
    Acrylic
  5. 'The Long Walk' Windsor
    'The Long Walk' Windsor
    Watercolour & gouache
  6. Quarr Abbey's Lands
    Quarr Abbey's Lands
    Watercolour
  7. Tilford Bridge
    Tilford Bridge
    Watercolour & gouache
  8. Landscaped garden, Florida
    Landscaped garden, Florida
    Watercolour & gouache
 calligraphic notes
watercolour, gouache, carat gold leaf, drawing, nature, landscape, botanical, floral, calligraphy, haiku.
  1. Acrylic, gouache, carat gold leaf, beads, calico, poetry, calligraphy.
    Tarantella...detail
    Acrylic, gouache, carat gold leaf and beads on calico. 7' 6" x 2'6"
  2. Watercolor, gouache, carat gold leaf, watercolour paper, manuscript, prayer, nature, landscape.
    Rumi...
    Watercolor, gouache and carat gold on watercolour paper.
  3. Acrylic, gouache, carat gold leaf, calico, poem, leaves, WB Yeats, drawing.
    Autumn leaves....detail
    Acrylic, gouache, carat gold leaf on calico. 3'6" x 4'
  4. Acrylic,gouache, carat cold leaf, machine embroidery, calico, poetry, wooden rods.nature, trees.
    The Two Trees
    Acrylic,gouache, carat cold leaf and machine embroidery on calico. 7' x 6'
  5. Gouache, carat gold leaf, watercolour paper, poetry, calligraphy
    Dreams....
    Gouache and carat gold leaf on watercolour paper.
  6. Watercolour, gouache and carat gold leaf, watercolour paper, nature, haiku, chinese.
    Butterfly wake....
    Watercolour, gouache and carat gold leaf on watercolour paper.
  7. watercolour, gouache, carat gold leaf, watercolour paper, calligraphy, illustration, aircraft, symbols.
    Desiderata
    Watercolour, gouache, carat gold leaf on watercolour paper.
  8. Chinese ink, gouache, carat gold leaf, watercolour paper, Goethe, manuscript.
    A thing of beauty.....
    Chinese ink, gouache and carat gold leaf on watercolour paper.
  1. Gouache, calligraphy, line and wash
    Nothing is more powerful... texture
    Gouache and line on watercolour board.
  2. Watercolor, gouache, drawing, colour pencil, architecture, poetry, calligraphy
    Ode to a holiday...layout
    Watercolor, gouache, pen, colour pencil and cartridge paper.
  3. Gouache, drawing. Biblical, calligraphy.
    In The Beginning... things are rough
    Gouache and cartridge paper.
  4. Watercolour, gouache, onlays, texture, calligraphy.
    Time...detail of texture
    Watercolour, gouache, onlays.
  5. Gouache, carat gold leaf, tinted paper, poetry, calligraphy
    lettering and colour detail
    Carat gold leaf, gouache on tinted paper.
  6. Watercolour, gouache and carat gold leaf, tinted paper, calligraphy.
    Comically calligraphic...detail.....colour & texture
    Watercolour, gouache and carat gold leaf on tinted paper.
  7. Pencil, portrait, poetry, watercolour paper.
    As a Painter....detail showing texture
    Graphite pencil.
  8. Gouache, cartridge paper, Checkov. calligraphy.
    Playing with Chocolate...working designs out.
    Gouache, cartridge paper
 other areas of interest
sketched drawing garden landscape
  1. Watercolour, watercolour board, Farnham, St. Andrew's, church, religion. architectural
    St. Andrew's, Farnham.
    Watercolour on watercolour board
  2. Graphite pencil, ink, watercolour, watercolour paper, cityscape, Tower 42, architectural
    Finsbury Circus from Tower 42
    Graphite pencil, ink and watercolour on watercolour paper.
  3. Sepia, pastel, drawing, tinted paper, library, landscape,
    Farnham Library Gardens
    Sepia & pastel drawing on tinted paper
  4. Acrylic, cityscape, Trafalgar Square, St-Martin-In-The-Fields, London. Architectural.
    St. Martin-In-The-Fields from Trafalgar Square
    Acrylic
  5. Architectural, graphite pencil, landscape, garden.
    'Meads'
    Graphite pencil
  6. Sepia, ink, drawing, white cartridge paper, townscape,Farnham, surrey, architecture.
    Lion & Lamb Yard, Farnham.
    Sepia ink drawing on white cartridge
  1. Portrait, oils, canvas, people,
    Suzie
    Portrait in oils on canvas
  2. Oil, canvas, portrait, equine, horses, portrait.
    'Way With Words'
    Oil on canvas, portrait
  3. Miniature, watercolour, watercolour paper, equine, horses, portrait.
    'Titian'
    Miniature portrait in watercolour on watercolour paper 3.5" x 4.5"
  4. Miniature, watercolour, watercolour paper, miniature, people, rain, umbrellas, walking.
    'Arriving in the rain'
    Miniature watercolour on watercolour paper. 4" x 5.5"
  5. Graphite pencil, watercolour paper, male, portrait, profile.
    Lloyd
    Graphite pencil on watercolour paper
  6. Watercolour, watercolour paper, boats, mooring, seascape
    'Frog'
    Watercolour on watercolour paper
 pages from a sketch book

  1.  Study for Camellia 'Astronaut Variogated'
    Study for Camellia 'Astronaut Variogated'
    Graphite pencil
  2. Study for Camellia 'Swan Lake'
    Study for Camellia 'Swan Lake'
    Graphite pencil
  3. Study for Poinsettia
    Study for Poinsettia
    Graphite pencil
  4. Study for Camellia
    Study for Camellia
    Graphite pencil
  5. Study, Blue Atlas Cedar
    Study, Blue Atlas Cedar
    Graphite pencil
  6. Sketch for 'shapes'
    Sketch for 'shapes'
    Graphite pencil
  1.  Tulip study, texture & shape
    Tulip study, texture & shape
    Pastel on watercolour wash
  2. Study for 'Which Way ?' Winkworth
    Study for 'Which Way ?' Winkworth
    Graphite pencil
  3. Study of Beech Trees, Winkworth
    Study of Beech Trees, Winkworth
    Graphite pencil
  4. Tulip study, texture & shape
    Tulip study, texture & shape
    Watercolour pencil
  5. Tulip study, texture & shape
    Tulip study, texture & shape
    Watercolour line & wash
  6. Steps at Winkworth
    Steps at Winkworth
    Watercolour line & wash
  1. Bluebell slopes & steps, Winkworth
    Bluebell slopes & steps, Winkworth
    Watercolour
  2. Study, 'Somewhere To Sit', Winkworth
    Study, 'Somewhere To Sit', Winkworth
    Watercolour, line & wash
  3. Study, Blue Atlas Cedar Winkworth
    Study, Blue Atlas Cedar Winkworth
    Watercolour & gouache
  4. Study, Bluebell slopes, Winkworth
    Study, Bluebell slopes, Winkworth
    Watercolour
  5. Study, Beech Trees, Winkworth
    Study, Beech Trees, Winkworth
    Watercolour & gouache
  6. Study 'Azalia Steps', Winkworth
    Study 'Azalia Steps', Winkworth
    Watercolour
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