Vicki Lee Johnston

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Botanical and natural history artist working in watercolour and graphite from Perth, Western Australia. All images Copyright Vicki Lee Johnston πŸŒΏπŸŒΊπŸ’•πŸŽ¨

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Celebrating love in all its forms whether it be your partner, passion, pet ... anything which makes your heart πŸ’“ leap!  Especially for my beloved @tod_johnston πŸ’•
How my painting β€˜Forest Floor’ came to be.  Backstory here on my latest blog post :
The wait is over and timing is perfect - Australia Day and the judges have notified our artists selected for the Botanical Art Worldwide Exhibition.  My painting Santalum acuminatum has been selected to be exhibited in Canberra and it means the world to me πŸŒŽπŸ™πŸ»πŸ’•
Happy to visit the gallery and see my artwork on the wall, so many beautiful pieces on show.  Exhibition at the Zig Zag Gallery in Kalamunda until Feb 12 πŸ‘ŒπŸ»πŸ’•
Over the moon to be the winner for my painting β€˜Forest Floor’ at the Lions Club Art Awards!  The exhibition opened tonight and I wasn’t well enough to attend but this has been such a surprise and endorsement of my work in botanical art.  I am very grateful to the sponsors, staff, judges and fellow exhibitors.  I am so looking forward to seeing this beautiful exhibition at the Zig Zag Gallery in Kalamunda over the next weeks. πŸ™πŸ»β€οΈπŸŽ¨
Watercolour WIP first few hours of a frangipani cluster ... only a few days to get this done πŸ™πŸ»πŸ˜©πŸŽ¨
β€˜Forest Floor’ Watercolour exhibition entry finished in the nick of time.  Even managed a crash course in scanning large images using the photo merge in PS, cleaned the background up and voila off to framers! πŸ™πŸ»πŸŽ¨πŸΎ
Gumnuts are coming to life layer  by layer.  Not too long to go now, Exhibition deadline almost here.  Love this collection of leaves and nuts from my yard .. Nature is always beautiful
A new year is coming but these are the only fireworks I will see!  Tight deadline but a great way to greet 2018.  Wishing you all peace, love, health and happiness ahead πŸ’•πŸ™πŸ»πŸŒŽπŸΎ πŸŽ‡
Blog post on watercolours, sorting and storing your rainbow of colours 🌈 🎨 link below
Wishing everyone a safe, happy and healthy Christmas and a year ahead full of all good things. β€οΈπŸ’šπŸŽ„β€οΈπŸ’š
It’s cold wet and windy, very unseasonal but great painting weather 🎨 almost ready for finer details πŸ™πŸ»