Whittock, Nathaniel
The Art Of Drawing And Colouring From Nature, Flowers, Fruit, And Shells: To Which Is Added, Correct Directions For Preparing The Most Brilliant Colours For Painting On Velvet, With The Mode Of Using Them, Also The New Method Of Oriental Tinting ; With Plain And Coloured Drawings — London, 1829

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will have recourse to works written upon the subject. This observa-
tion will apply to the brief descriptions that have been given of the
various parts of ssowers.

This specimen of the honeysuckle would be classed by a botanist
under the head of monopetalous: the leaves are called ovate or
egg-shaped. It will beTfound an easy, pleasing study; and, unlike
the china-aster, the drawing will require but little exertion, while
the colouring wTill require great care and attention.
The stem must be drawn first, marking the divisions for the leaves
and branches. The red corollas must all be drawn as proceeding from
one calyx, though, in fact, there are many; but they are hid by the
leaf on the outside. The calyx are seen distinctly in the branch that is
not blown. The corollas are first tinted with a slight wash of gam-
boge ; towards the calyx this is softened into a light tint of vermilion,
which is taken over the whole of the corolla: this will form the middle
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