Autumn Plants in Watercolour
Explore the rich colours and varied forms of autumnal berries, fruits, seed heads and flowers on this botanical painting workshop.
Taught by Christina Hart-Davies
Tue 22 - Fri 25 Sep 2015
This course will encourage you to study and appreciate the variety of fruits, berries and plants in autumn and to practise ways of portraying them realistically in graphite and/or watercolour. We will help you to learn new techniques and embellish your existing skills so that you can further develop your own individual style.
This will be a stimulating, friendly workshop in which you can explore the forms, textures and colours of autumn plants. We are lucky to be able to collect subject material from the wealth of vegetation around the Centre, but if there is a subject you would particularly like to work on, you are very welcome to bring it with you. You might make a detailed study of one plant, either as a botanical illustration or as a 'portrait'. Or you could make a page of smaller comparative studies or even a small arrangement of several plants.
The workshop will provide a great opportunity for you to practise techniques suggested by the subject matter, guided by the tutor. There will be plenty of individual attention and encouragement, and demonstrations as required, to explore ways of portraying the vibrant subjects of the autumn garden or hedgerow. In the evenings there will be the opportunity for discussions, and to look at the work of other artists working in this field. If you would like to bring any finished or semi-finished work for discussion please do and if there is a particular challenge you would like to work on during the workshop please let the tutor know.
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