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 many years, has exhibited all around the world and has received numerous awards for her botanical watercolours including four RHS gold medals. In 2014 her British Flora illlustrations could be 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 further afield. She has written practical articles for national magazines as well as botanical art instructional leaflets and cards.
The tutorials here are based on watercolour theories and ideas developed over many years, for these classes and groups.