Using the example of hydrangea, one of the most interesting plants in terms of complex color transitions and compositional solutions, we will go through the features of watercolor technique in painting flowers, building a form, the basics of academic drawing, elements of botanical illustration, and also talk about proportions and aerial perspective.
This workshop is for you:
If you want to learn how to render flowers realistically and master different watercolor techniques, from botanical painting to sketching.
What will the workshop include?
- Learning the basics of botanical painting.
- Contrasting the techniques of classical botanical painting with one-layer painting.
- Applying layering techniques to get a more realistic image in the center of the composition.
- Alla prima watercolor technique. Transitions, nuances, shadows, veins, details: everything is applied at once in about two minutes, while the sheet gets dry. This technique teaches you a lot: to see, to calculate in advance and to avoid mistakes during the painting process.
- Basics of painting wet-on-wet.
- Coloring and color matching for painting light and shadow.
- Composition and aerial perspective.
- Arranging objects on a sheet, distancing objects and bringing them closer.
WE BEGIN 1st august AT 2 PM (GMT+3)
London, United Kingdom 12:00 BST
Beijing, China 19:00 CST
Sydney, Australia 21:00 AEST
14:00 Introduction of the materials
14:30 Introduction of watercolor technique and exercises
15:00 Pencil drawing
15:30 Watercolor painting
18:00 Watercolor painting
19:00 Review uploaded works
100% cotton paper 300gr FIN (not rough or satin)
Recommended sheet size 28x38cm or 31x41cm
This is my regular palette:
- Phthalo Blue PB15
- Phthalo Green PG7
- Cadmium Orange PO20
- Gamboge PY150/PO48
- Cobalt Blue PB28 or Ultramarine Blue PB29
- Quinacridone Rose PV19
- Neutral Tint RBk6/PV16
As we will paint pink hydrangea you can prepare some pink, red and violet colors that you already have.
- pencil (HB, 2B)
- painting board
- masking tape
- water container
Reviews of author`s courses
I learned so many things watching this course. I really appreciated your explanation of choosing the techniques you use to achieve believable water. That was extremely helpful. I also enjoyed hearing how you decide to simplify the photo as a watercolor focused on the water! Please do more. And your English is great! You don’t need to apologize!
I really like this lesson!
Love the course! Julia explain it very well.. I like how she mention what is wrong and what is right on watercolor techniques! I painted water before.. but this course really gave me another view! i want to try only one layer like Julia mention in the class! thank you..thank you!!
Great course with a lovely teacher. Julia explained all the steps perfectly. I wish the course was not sped up in parts but that may have made it too long. Thank you very much Julia!
The course was very good and very intense. I did not know we had to work simultaneously with Julia so I got behind from the start and did not finish in time to upload for review. However I had some very nice hours afterwards following the course on replay and painting the hydrangeas. I love the way it is filmed so that you can follow the actual painting process live - that is very informative and there are lots of big discoveries in watching how Julia works. Great course.
It was great!
I really enjoyed it. Very well explained. I had a surprising result!
I learned a lot. Good understandable explanation!