CHECKING DARKS AND SHADOWS
BOTANICAL ART SHORTS - free tips & techniques
Sometimes you get to a stage with your botanical watercolour when you know you need to darken areas of your painting but you are not sure where these darks and shadows should be. In this short tutorial I will give you a couple of ideas for checking darks and shadows without spoiling your painting.
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.