A "Virtual World" Exhibition of the World's Foremost 20th Century Watercolour Botanical Artist.
The Barbara Everard Virtual Centenary Gallery
The Artist at Work
Barbara was invited on many occasions to give lectures both on the botany and her craftsmanship of her watercolours. Below are some of the transparencies that she used to illustrate her talks. By the nature of the photographic exposure and digitization processes, some colours may not be as accurate as the original
However, by examining the detail, one can observe the accuracy of the drawing and the use of Winsor and Newton watercolours. Rarely did she resort to using Chinese white. Where a highlight was needed, the whiteness of the cartridge paper was left clear and gradations of colour added to achieve a build up of ever darkening layers of colour, a technique that required immense preparation and planning. And yet, Barbara made it look so easy. To watch her achieve a full page colour wash around a pencil-drawn outline, while leaving uncoloured what would ultimately be a light reflection off a leaf or fruit, was magic.
Acer platinoides leaf detail
Acer platanoides detail
Acer platanoides fruit detail
Atropa belladona corolla opened
Atropa belladona flower
Atropa belladona fruits
Aesculus hippocastaneus winter bud
Aesculus hippocastaneus leaves
Aesculus hippocastaneus fruit on stem
Aesculus hippocastaneus unopened fruit on stem
Aesculus hippocastaneus seed opening
Aesculus hippocastaneus fruit opened
Aesculus hippocastaneus fruit and shell
Anigozanthus fumosa 'Black Kangaroo Paw'
Anigozanthus fumosa 'Black Kangaroo Paw' flower
Anthurium spp 1947
Arachnis ishbel Arachnis Maggie Oei
Anselia gigantea var. azanica
Arnica montana - alpina
Bougainvillea Madama Clara Butt
Clematis 'Belle of Woking'
Dendrobium gatton sunray (Painted Singapore Flower Show 1950)