The course will focus on painting Australian native plants with a study of grevilleas, guided by award-winning botanical artist Cheryl Hodges. We will closely observe the plant with both magnifier and microscope, and also some dissections. We will note our observations and describe the plant in a nature journal style. This information will then be used to render a detailed watercolour portrait of the plant, discussing composition, tone, colour, using washes, glazing and dry-brush work. There will also be an opportunity to try pen and ink and also watercolour on vellum.
Suitable for beginners to intermediate level. It is recommended that beginners enrol for the ‘Introduction to Watercolour’ workshop with Lesley Wallington.