Tuesday, 3 September 2013

Exhibition of Botanical Art at Oxford Botanic Garden

Flower and Plant Portraits

A Homage to John Ruskin

By Liz Sherras Clark, SBA, SFP

Wednesday 5th September 2013 to Thursday 31st October 2013
Liz paints her botanical illustrations using the subjects from her own cottage garden in Surrey and in Australia. Her knowledge of flowers, enjoyment of colour and freedom of style is evident in the subjects she chooses. This looks like it is going to be a great show with stunning paintings so if you are in the area it's well worth a looksy.

There is a special event running in conjunction with the show too - a weekend course on 28th and 29th September 2013, 10.00am - 4.00pm on both days. It costs £120.00. Bookings can be made online here.

Course outline:

Turning Circles into Spheres
Exercises using line and tone

Students then choose from spherical plants to make studies and complete a finished painting by the end of the afternoon. 

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.

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