This made me think of the color Opera Rose. I asked Coral about making that shocking color.
“The nearest that could be achieved to Opera Rose would be a mixture of Permanent Rose and …”
Posted in botanical art, botanical illustration, Education, Learning Opportunities, Special Articles & Interviews, Special Events, Watercolor, tagged botanical art, color mixing, Coral Guest, Opera Rose, pink, Watercolor on December 10, 2012 |
Posted in botanical art, botanical illustration, Education, Learning Opportunities, Special Articles & Interviews, Special Events, Watercolor, tagged botanical art, Coral Guest, neutral tint, painting, tulips, Watercolor on December 7, 2012 |
I asked Coral Guest if she used neutral tint to create her striking painting of the ‘Queen of Night’ tulip you see on her website.
Yes, for the ‘Queen of Night’ tepals I used Neutral Tint mixed with various combinations of Permanent Magenta, Winsor Violet, and Cerulean Blue. I was seeking a very contemporary and sumptuous image to represent the richness of this tulip. The road to completion with this particular painting…
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Linda C. Miller
Linda is a botanical artist from Virginia and the artist in residence at The Elizabethan Gardens in Manteo, NC. Learn more about this special honor. Linda teaches in North Carolina and in Virginia. Visit Linda’s blog, Botanical Art Today to learn about her classes and upcoming gallery appearances.
Drawing Nature in Pen & Ink Workshop
Saturday, September 22, 2012 (9:30 AM – 12:30 PM)
Explore Nature’s colors, textures and details in black and white. Using ink, learn how to make marks that mimic fuzz on a fern, fur on an otter or feathers of a bird. For beginning to intermediate artists. Limit: 6 students. Cost: $35, includes materials. Location: Freedom Park, Williamsburg, VA. Register at (757) 259-3200 or http://www.jccegov.com/recreation
Fall Studies: Botanical Watercolor Workshops
Freedom Park Nature Interpretive Center, Williamsburg, VA
Mondays, October 1, 8, 15, 2012
Register at (757) 259-3200 or http://www.jccegov.com/recreation
Art in the Park
Saturday, October 13, 2012 (10:00 – 11:30 AM)
Bring the family to this free children’s workshop at New Quarter Park in Williamsburg, VA located at 1000 Lakeshead Drive. For more information, call (757) 890-5840.
Fall Studies: Botanical Watercolor Workshops
Charles Taylor Arts Center, Hampton, VA
Two sections of this workshop will be offered. All levels of artist are welcome. Contact the Charles Taylor Arts Center for more information and pricing.
Section #1: Thursdays, October 4, 11, 18, 2012
Section #2: Fridays, September 28, October 5 and 12, 2012
A Southern California artist who studies the techniques of Renaissance painters and uses these techniques in her work. Her work is currently on view in the solo exhibition, Envisioning the Natural World, at the Madrona Marsh Nature Center. Lala’s classes appeal to a general audience and can accommodate participants working on independent projects. Botanical artists are welcome! The classes below are taught at the Torrance Cultural Arts Center in Torrance, CA.
Fundamentals of Oil Painting
Learn oil painting techniques and apply your new knowledge using still life sets or in your own independent project. Topics addressed include: color theory, composition, positive space and negative space. Two sections of this course are available. Cost per section: $135 Torrance residents, ($150 non-residents)
Mondays, September 17 – November 26, 2012; 6:30 – 9:00 PM
(no class Nov 12)
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Tuesdays, September 18 – November 20; 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM
View Details/Register for Tuesday option
Learn to Draw and Sketch
Tuesdays, September 18 – November 6, 2012; 12:30 – 2:30 PM.
In this introductory course, participants will learn how to observe subjects. They will also learn about shading, composition, expression and style. Cost: $100 Torrance residents, ($110 non-residents)
Fridays, September 21 – November 9, 2012; 4:00-5:30 PM
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Saturdays, September 22 – November 10, 2012; 3:15-4:45 PM
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Botanical Illustration for Children – Coming soon!
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Non-painters are also welcome as the national park setting is perfect for nature walks, independent sightseeing with a rental car or simply lazing by the pool with a good book.
Includes 10 nights in a family owned ‘agriturismo’ hotel, all meals, wine with evening meal, daily tuition, 24-hr access to the studio and a full day excursion to Fabriano. Paint local flora (even native orchids) or vibrant veggies with guidance. Or for those who would like more specific drawing and watercolor technique instruction, choose one of Elaine’s mini-projects with full color handouts (ideal for less experienced). Elaine is on hand to demonstrate and assist.
The hotel is situated in breathtaking countryside and is noted for its hospitality and good food. You can paint as much or as little as you wish.
Cost: 1,380 Euros per painter sharing, 980 Euros per non-painter sharing, 150 Euros single room supplement.
Download the pdf brochure 10 Day Botanical Painting Holiday in Umbria
More information and booking www.ilcollaccio.com.
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Posted in botanical art, Education, general botany, Learning Opportunities, natural science illustration, tagged Brooklyn, florilegium, New York, pen and ink, pencil, scientific illustration, Watercolor on August 20, 2012 |
Here is the latest at Classes Near You > New York:
Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Established in 1910, the Brooklyn Botanical Garden is home to 12,000 plant species and cultivars, the Steinhardt Conservatory and the Brooklyn Botanic Garden Florilegium. They offer classes in botanical art, botany, birding and many garden-related subjects. A sample of upcoming classes is listed below. Search for more learning opportunities by viewing their complete schedule online.
Beginning Plant Drawing from the Masters with Anne Walsh
Thursdays, October 4-25, 2012; 10:00 AM – 2:30 PM. Open to all levels of artists. Participants will study the drawings of master illustrators, including botanical artist Walter Hood Fitch. Anne Walsh is a member of the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators, an art educator and art historian. Cost: $185 members, $207 non-members. Material Fee: $15.
Botanical Drawing with Adele Rossetti
Tuesdays, October 16 – November 27, 2012; 1-4 PM. Learn the drawing techniques used by scientific illustrators. Participants will work in pencils and pen and ink. Instructor Adele Rossetti is a member of the BBG Florilegium Society. Cost: $185 members, $207 non-members. Material Fee: $5. View Details/Register
Evening Painting with Adele Rossetti
Tuesdays, October 16 – November 27, 2012; 6-9 PM. Participants will observe and draw plants and learn painting techniques used in botanical art. Open to all levels of artists. Cost: $185 members, $207 non-members. Material Fee: $5. View Details/Register
Fall Fruits, Flowers and Foliage in Watercolor
Wednesdays, October 24 – December 5, 2012; 2-5 PM. Experienced watercolorists will explore how to capture the colors of autumn with instructor Albert Massimi, president of the Brooklyn Watercolor Society and member of the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators. Cost: $185 members, $207 non-members. Material Fee: $7 View Details/Register
Botany for Horticulturists
Wednesdays, October 24 – December 12, 2012; 6-9 PM. Introduction to plant anatomy, plant life cycles, plant reproduction, taxonomy and physiology. This is a foundation course for the Horticulture Certificate. Cost: $303 members, $337 non-members. View Details/Register
Val Webb of The Illustrated Garden will teach an online lettering class beginning
July 15, 2012. Participants will learn how to create decorated letters using watercolor, Pigma Micron pens, pencils and a brush. Participants will have four months to complete ten projects. Class projects include:
Registered participants will receive access to:
To enroll in this online learning opportunity, you will need a computer, an email account to receive assignments, a way to print warm-up exercises and instruction pages and a way to send completed projects to Val for feedback.
Cost: $50, payable by personal check, money order or through PayPal.
To use PayPal, please contact Val to let her know you want to join the class and she will send you an invoice with a “Pay Now” button.
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