This session we will be painting Christmas Cactus including details of leaves and flowers as well as the entire plant. Learn to mix a variety of greens and pinks (it is recommended to have pink waterolour such as Rose Madder, Permanent Rose or Opera). If nor you can use reds.
Pumpkins This session we will be painting pumpkins. This is a great way to learn how to work with one colour (orange) and how to make a three-dimensional form. We will use a range of pumpkin examples including heritage varieties.
Dahlias Dahlias are everybody’s favourite fall flower. So varied, so beautiful, always verging on being the most ostentascious flower of the fall garden. And while you might love the flower, you probably think it is impossible to paint one, right? Wrong… in this session you will learn step-by-step approaches to paint these flowers both realistically and abstracted.
Sweet Peas In this session you will paint the lovely and delicate sweet pea flowers. The session will focus on single flowers, leaves and tendrils as well as drawing a bouquet in a jar of water. Bring a pink watercolour (permanent rose, rose madder or opera as well as your reqular watercolours (see “SUPPLIES” below)
Buildings In this session you will learn how to break down the various elements of buildings into geometric shapes and create a lively street scene. Focus is on shape, pattern, colour and drawing lines with a watercolour brush.
Rainforest This session is inspired by our beautiful west coast temperate rainforests. You will learn to break down the individual components of the forest -including trees, branches, leaves and ferns to make a beautifully patterned painting.
Water Lillies This session is inspired by Monet and summer days! We will be painting water lillies -the flowers, the leaves and the water. You will learn some basic techniques that can make a daunting subject seem easy.
Flower Hanging Baskets Topic this week is the beautiful hanging baskets installed over Victoria this summer. You will learn to paint some of the individual flowers and leaves as well as include elements of the hanging structure.