The Watercolor Herbalist

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Jacqueline Newbold
6:30 - 9:30
Saturday Eve March 21

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$ 95  

Our world is embellished with an abundance of beautiful, colorful flowering plants. Many of these gorgeous gems are edible and can be used medicinally. In this watercolor workshop, we will focus on the flowers that are used in cooking and healing. We will make several pages of interesting watercolor paintings of flowers adding information about their uses and plant descriptions. Using traditional watercolor techniques such as wet-into-wet, glazing, and building colorful darks each page will focus on one plant. We will add watercolor paints, inks, other mixed media, and text to our painted pages, explaining the botanical nature of the plants. These beautifully painted pages can be bound into a personal botanical and herbalist resource journal. All levels welcome.

Materials Fee  $10 paid at beginning of class includes:
artist tape, gouache, paint markers, glaze pens, letter stencils, water-soluble pencils, acrylic paints, gold pens, liquid latex, extra watercolor paint.

Supply list for students to bring:

• Top quality watercolor paints (not student grade) and palette.
• Watercolor brushes in a variety of sizes such as Princeton Brush & Co. Series 4050: round #3, round #8, and a liner brush size #2 or #4, plus an old small round brush for adding latex.
• Good quality watercolor paper such as Arches cold press watercolor blocks 7 x 10 or a good quality watercolor journal.
• Small cotton cloth or washcloth, pencil, eraser, watercolor container, small spray bottle, a permanent black ink pen, Uni-ball Signo White gel ink pen
• OPTIONAL: Sharpie or Posca oil-based paint markers

These are several of my favorite watercolors (Winsor Newton, Daniel Smith, Holbein, and Sennelier are some trusted brands): Cobalt blue, cerulean blue, French ultra-marine, permanent magenta, permanent rose, French vermilion, quinacridone red, new gamboge or Indian yellow, Hansa or lemon yellow, quinacridone gold.
Check out my blog post for ideas of a well-rounded watercolor palette: http://djnewbold.blogspot.com/2017/12/a-well-rounded-watercolor-palette.html


 

 




 


   


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