Flower and plant portraits - Homage to John Ruskin - A weekend course

Sat, 28/09/2013 - 10:00am - Sun, 29/09/2013 - 4:00pm
University of Oxford Botanic Garden Exhibition Room

Weekend Course: Flower and Plant Portraits with Liz Sherras Clark
Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th September 2013 10.00am - 4.00pm on both days
A weekend course for those painters with some watercolour experience

This will be an intensive and enjoyable weekend when students learn to develop flower painting skills and will hopefully after various excercises complete two successful paintings.

Course outline:

Saturday         Turning Circles into Spheres
                 Exercises using line and tone to produce form
                 Students then choose from spherical plants to make studies and complete a finished painting by the end of the afternoon.   
Sunday            Looking at Colour
                  Exercises using watercolour paint.
                  Understanding the spectrum, complimentary, neutral and green colour-mixing.
                  Advice on the quality of watercolour paints
                  Following this students select a dahlia to paint, relating it to the morning studies.
                  "...great art should communicate an understanding and appreciation of nature.- only by means of direct observation can an artist through form and colour represent nature in art"   John Ruskin  

Course Cost: £120

 Bookings can be made online here.