Full course - BOTANICAL COLOUR August 2020
This course will be repeated, starting on Monday 7th September 2020.
On this six week course we are going to consider ideas around colour mixing and matching. Then each week we will focus on a different colour and explore how to go about depicting flowers, fruit or vegetables of each particular colour.
SESSION 1 Colour mixing and matching
SESSION 2 Scarlets and Reds
SESSION 3 Purples and Blues
SESSION 4 Greens
SESSION 5 Browns and Blacks
SESSION 6 Whites and Yellow
You will then have a further four weeks to revise and revisit tutorials and finish projects.
This course is based on my popular little Colour book and is illustrated with artwork produced over 20 years as a botanical artist. Whilst I wouldn’t want you to expect start to finish tutorials, each session is packed with tips, ideas and information about painting plants of the relevant colours.
This is a two way course, so you will have a named folder in which you can post work-in-progress for comments and advice. (These folders aren't private as I am trying the emulate the experience of being in a face-to-face classroom, where you would see what other students are working on and learn from each other as well as the tutor. However, posting work is entirely optional).
This course is primarily aimed at those who already have some watercolour or botanical art experience and places are limited.
Julia Trickey is an award winning UK botanical artist and experienced tutor, whose glowing watercolours depict the beauty and detail of nature.
She has been painting botanical watercolours for many years, has exhibited all around the world and has received numerous awards for her botanical watercolours including four RHS gold medals. Her British Flora illustrations have been seen on Royal Mail Post & Go stamps.
Julia is an experienced tutor, teaching regular classes in the beautiful historic English city of Bath as well as leading workshops for botanical art groups a far afield as Moscow, New York and Transylvania. She has written practical articles for national magazines as well as self-published various botanical art resources (available through her Etsy shop).
The tutorials here are based on botanical watercolour theories and ideas developed over many years, for these classes and groups.