I love botanicals, but the nature-inspired art that really gets me are Audubon prints.
In the 1800s, John James Audubon painted hundreds of birds (and later, mammals) and published them in his book Birds of America. They are painted mainly in watercolor, with some other paints to accent.
The original book is HUGE and sold at auction for $10 million last year—the world’s most expensive book! You can buy a smaller version online for much less than that. Truth be told, the thought of ripping up that book to frame a print kind of horrifies me! Luckily, reproductions of individual paintings are easy to find.
I think a couple of these would look good in my bedroom. The colors, boldness, clarity, movement…
I adore Audubon-style prints!