Botanical Art Workshop: Mixing and Painting Nature's Variations of Green
Saturday, November 3, 2018
9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Wendy Brockman, Award winning botanical painter and long time instructor
Produce a variety of botanical greens through paint mixing exercises and worksheets.
Beautiful, realistic botanical greens can be difficult to mix and work with yet essential in ensuring a successful botanical artwork. Explore the challenge of mixing just the right shades of green for your watercolor paintings with nature artist Wendy Brockman. Wendy with artworks in collections all over the world, will share her color mixing techniques and guide you in creating beautiful botanical greens. Bring a photo or sample of a green that you would like to match and be prepared for lots of fun color experimentation!
Presented in conjunction with the GREAT RIVER CHAPTER of the American Society of Botanical Artists (ASBA) Exhibition in the Reedy Gallery.
Expected class outcomes:
Understand why specific colors or color mixtures are used and the possibilities of each.
Create a set of green swatch cards that can be used for accurate color matching in the studio or in the field.
Handouts will be provided.
Bring from home:
• watercolor paper for mixing and testing colors (scraps are fine - this is a great opportunity to use up any old paper you may have)
• watercolor brush large enough to comfortably mix colors (#2 or #4)
• water container
• your favorite watercolors (especially a variety of blues, yellows and greens) - whatever brands and colors you have on hand
• watercolor painting palette or white china plate
• paper towels
• Lunch and beverage (no food available for purchase at the Bee Center)
Limit 18, Tashjian Bee and Pollinator Discovery Center - McVay Learning Lab
$79 member/$99 non-member, includes Arboretum admission