The Botanic Garden holds a large and important collection of cone bearing trees, giving us an amazing selection to choose from. The selection will range from the Cedar of Lebanon to the Giant Redwood, the Scots Pine, the Douglas Fir, the Stone Pine and Norway Spruce. Time will be spent observing the structure and spiralling pattern of each cone. A detailed and accurate drawing will be made, before moving on to painting the subject in watercolour. Mixing and testing the colours will be necessary to get the correct hue of each part of the cone and pine branch. Watercolour techniques will be shown through a combination of group demonstrations, but particularly through individual tuition.
Suitable for all levels.
Reinhild is a qualified teacher as well as an experienced Botanical Artist. She has illustrated wild flowers in various parts of the world from Kazakhstan to the Alps to Africa. She did a series on flowers of the equatorial rain forests in Tanzania which led onto a monograph on the genus Saintpaulia. She received her first of four gold medals from the RHS for this set of paintings. Reinhild regularly holds major exhibitions of her work in London and Bury St Edmunds, and many of her illustrations are housed at Kew in their permanent collection.
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