With Instructor Ellen Jean Diederich TWSA, RRWS, WSA, WW
Painting flowers is both exciting and challenging. Get comfortable with breaking down complex shapes into simple forms and utilizing color to create depth and dimension. Learn “new” ways to use and build on basic watercolor skills. Understand the power of leaves in your florals. Use transparent layers to create form and a dynamic composition, both in a landscape and still life. Painters from every level are welcome to join!
This video workshop has handouts and downloadable images to print out. Your account allows you to start and stop this video and watch it again as often as you want. Play it again and paint using your own photos. Log on and review as often as you like!
Over this 2 day workshop we will practice and work towards completing a flower painting.
- Review watercolor techniques by warming up and creating volumetric color spheres.
- Drawing & Painting warm up: painting basic parts of the flower, leaves and stems.
- Arrange a composition of flowers on drawing paper. Draw out silhouette shapes.
- Review drawing, ensure leaves and flower connections are properly rendered.
- Begin painting light and warms colors. Learn to judge and work with drying times as this is an essential step for success.
Collect multiple photographs of flower arrangements in the same light source. A painting needs shadow and light from the same direction. This can be achieved easily by rotating a vase of flowers in front of your camera.