Julie King – Flowers and Gardens in Watercolour (2 day course)
Julie King, watercolour artist and author of How to paint Flowers in watercolour and Take three colours Watercolour Flowers, will introduce you to the secrets of flower and garden painting with tips on simplifying composition, colour mixing and interpreting textures with brushstroke techniques, as seen in her recent Leisure Painter article.
Julie will provide garden imagery, but feel free to also bring along a garden photo, which means something to you.
Fresh flowers will also be provided to add variety to the weekend.
Suitable for all levels, although a little experience in watercolour is helpful.
Includes homemade lunch, refreshments and cream tea both days
About the artist
After graduating with a first class degree in textile design, Julie worked as an in-house designer of household textiles before freelancing for several years creating fabrics, wallpapers and designs for ceramics; all inspired by her love of flowers. Julie lives in Kent, England where she now paints to commission, contributes articles to Leisure Painter magazine and runs watercolour classes in venues varying from National Trust Gardens to cruise liners.
Julies love for flowers and the natural world shines through in her paintings. Her style is varied, from delicate translucent watercolours to a free style bold ink and watercolour interpretation, for which she received the SBA Certificate of Botanical Merit.
Julie was awarded the Elizabeth Smail memorial prize 2014 (Florum)for colour and composition.
What you will need to bring
B or 2B pencil/eraser
140lb NOT watercolour paper i.e Bockingford
1/4 imperial (11 x 15 “) plus some larger 1/2 imperial.
Nylon or sable round with a good point, approx. 4, 8 and 10 (larger wash brushes may be required)
Paints; tubes or pans
Winsor blue (green shade) alternatively phthalo blue or intense blue
Pale cadmium yellow or aureolin yellow
Most items will be available to borrow or buy on the day, please contact us for further details