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Constance Goddard: Portrait of a Botanical Illustrator

Portrait of a Botanical Illustrator

by Constance Goddard

"Adios a Granada" - "Granada" is Spanish for pomegranate, and in the Andalusian city of Granda, the pomegranate motif may be seen everywhere: on intricate, wrought-iron gates, on ceramic tiles, on the blue-and-green pottery of the region, and on ancient stone pairings, upon which one explores the old Moorish quarters of this city. This pomegranate, split apart and bleeding, was painted just before leaving Spain.


Spanish Flora




Constance Goddard – In Her Own Hand 

 California Flora



Botanical Notes: Spanish Flora – (1) Saffron Crocus (Crocus sativus) Granada, Spain. The stigmas are used season Paella; (2) Alpine Gentian (Gentiana pneumonanthe) Sierra Nevada, Granada, Spain. 10,000 ft. altitude; (3) “Still Life Granadas”.

Botanical Notes: California Flora – (1) Douglas Iris with Catterpillar; (2) Coastal California Poppy (Eschscholzia californica var. maritima); (3) Mendocino Paintbrush (Castilleia mendocinensis) Named for D. Casstillejo, a Spanish botantist.

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