Painting Moth Orchid
Moth orchids are a quite simple object that is suitable for learning botanical watercolour for the first time. Though actually there are also some parts of the flower that will give you a higher challenge, e.g. the delicate vein of the petals or its complicated labellum. Through this object, you will learn how control your brushes to create various effect/strokes using wet on wet technique.
In this workshop you will learn:
-A quick introduction to orchid flower and to identify its key features, such as labellum, sepal and petals.
-Watercolour basic introduction, incl. choosing paper that suits different purpose, how to handle, control dan take care brushes, pigments and how to pick the right colours
-Understanding the relation between light and shadow as they define the dimension
-Learning how to use 2 brushes à la Eunike Nugroho
-Learning how to mix colours
-Transferring a sketch to watercolour paper
-(Optional) Learning how to apply masking fluid without ruining brushes and paper
-Understanding timing, stages of paper wetness and balancing wetness between paper, brush and paint to achieve desired effect
-Practising to control strokes to make soft fine lines of the veins
-Practising wet on wet technique
-Learning how to lift up paints for creating highlights, removing mistakes and hard edges
-Layering to achieve a convincing 3D painting
Eunike Nugroho (@inikeke) is an illustrator and artist based in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Her long time passion for botanical art and natural history illustration was developed through a long encounter with botanical societies in the UK. One of her works on a species of Indonesian native orchid is selected as a permanent collection in the prestigious Hunt Institute in Pittsburgh, US
The workshop fee covers the following:
Carefully curated workshop kit which includes:
- ∙ 2 red sable watercolour brushes
- ∙ 1 Arches hot press watercolour paper
- ∙ Winsor & Newton watercolour
- ∙ Please bring your own clean palette
- ∙ (Optional) To bring neutral/daylight table lamp
∙ After the payment is made, please send a copy of your deposit slip to firstname.lastname@example.org so we can confirm your slot.
∙ Classes are kept small (max. 10 participants) in order to allow hands-on instruction. Make sure you register soon to secure your spot!
∙ *All confirmed/paid slots are non-refundable, but are transferable. Just inform us at least 1 week before the workshop date so we can arrange a transfer.
∙ Reserved/unpaid slots will be released if the payment is not made within 3 days.
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