This workshop will look at leaf variety and is a chance to take plenty of time to study and illustrate one leaf in detail in watercolour. We’ll look at using watercolour and mixing greens, shadows, veins and patterns on a leaf, and how to build up layers of colour and detail. If there’s time, you’ll be able to work on more than one leaf, comparing colour, shape and vein structure. Lizzie will be on hand throughout the course doing demonstrations, teaching and giving one-to-one advice and tips. This course is suitable for all levels with group and individual guidance. A suggested materials list will be provided a few weeks before the start of the course.
Lizzie Harper is a freelance natural history and botanical illustrator with a keen love of nature. She works in watercolour, pencil, and pen for publishers, magazines, charities, postage stamps, packaging and design companies, and private individuals. She has illustrated “Life on Our Planet” by David Attenborough, “The Hedgerow Handbook” and “The Garden Forager”, written by Adele Nozedar, has plates in HarperCollins Flower Guide (Streeter) and has completed numerous identification charts for Field Studies Council (FSC). She has exhibited her work widely, both in the UK and abroad. The only teaching workshops Lizzie takes are at CUBG. She works in her garden studio in Hay-on-Wye where she lives happily with a long-suffering husband and two teenaged children.
Bookings for this course will close 24 April
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