BOTANICAL ART SHORTS - free tips & techniques
Aquilegia have unusual flowers with trumpet-like petals and petal-like sepals! The arrangement of these parts can be confusing and make them a challenge to depict. In this short tutorial I will explain the structure of the flower and show you a way of simplifying the shapes in order to make it more straightforward to draw.
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 over twenty 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.