Bring the leaves in your botanical watercolours to life.
In this botanical art tutorial I will demonstrate how to paint one of my favourite subjects in watercolour - leaves. I discuss how to bring leaves to life, five ways to approach depicting leaf veins, how to go about mixing greens and ways to paint a range of different leaf portraits starting with a relatively simple shiny leaf.
Packed with tips and techniques for painting leaves in watercolour you can view the tutorial chapters online. Or download the whole video to watch even when you don't have an internet connection.
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.
StartLOOKING AT LEAVES (2:52)
StartPAINTING A SHINY LEAF (6:13)
StartDEPICTING LEAF VEINS (6:50)
StartTEXTURED LEAVES (5:23)
StartMIXING GREENS (2:54)
StartAUTUMNAL LEAVES (3:59)
StartOTHER LEAVES AND GALLERY (3:19)
StartOVER TO YOU! (0:45)
StartDownloadable version of entire tutorial (32:46)