GSA WORK INTRO PAINTING PLANTS
INTRO TO PAINTING PLANTS WORKSHOP with Katie Wilde
2 SUNDAYS, JAN. 28 – FEB. 4, 10 AM – 4 PM, $145 + HST
How many ways are there to paint a plant? Ever wonder what the difference is between a botanical illustration, floral still life, and scientific illustration? We will look at how the rules can be used, bent and broken to paint plants in expressive, traditional and contemporary styles, how light behaves differently on different parts of the plant, as well as basic anatomy. Come learn tips and techniques for capturing likeness and liveliness of plants. With easy-to-follow technical exercises and casual experimentation, you'll learn helpful rules and then have fun breaking them!
MATERIALS: Pencils (mix of hard and soft), kneaded and gum erasers, medium to large sketchbook, acrylic or oil paint. Fine tipped wet erase marker. At least ten sheets of min 8.5"x11" canvas paper or watercolour paper. Rags and an assortment of brushes, including #0 or smaller detail round, 3/4" wash, #2 flat, #4-6 round. Glazing medium (if acrylic), linseed oil (if oil). OPTIONAL: stretched canvas, board, or any surface you would like to paint on. Optional brushes: 10/0 spotter, any rigger, #2 angular flat, #8 round, 1" or larger wash. Recommended colours: Alizarin crimson, magenta (quinacridone magenta or permanent rose), cadmium red light or viridian, dioxazine violet, pthalo blue, cobalt, ultramarine, pthalo green, sap green, permanent green, viridian, lemon yellow, cadmium yellow medium, yellow ochre raw umber, burnt sienna, black, titanium white.
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