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13th April Botanical Watercolour Painting ~ Spring Bulbs with Karen Green

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Botanical Watercolour Painting ~ Spring Bulbs with Karen Green

Saturday 13th April 2024

10am – 4pm Attic Studio

All abilities welcome

Working from a chosen spring flowering bulb, such as daffodils, tulips and hyacinths, you will learn how to compose, draw and paint from observation, using watercolour, to create a botanical painting that reflects an understanding of the subject whilst capturing the beauty of the plant.

Karen, a botanical artist, will ease you into the workshop with some playful drawing exercises. Leading on from this, through a little bit of botany exploration, she will guide and support you to create a detailed observational drawing of the flower. With one to one support and class demonstrations, you will experiment with watercolour techniques and accurate colour mixing to paint your flower and finish by working in pencil to draw the bulb and root system, thinking about light and shadows.

During the session you will familiarize yourself with the materials and tools needed for botanical art and the techniques used, slowly building up layers of paint to create luminosity and depth.

About Karen

Karen works as a Botanical Artist, painting flowers and fruits and vegetables. She paints with intricate detail, retaining the technical accuracy of the plant but placing emphasis on the aesthetics and artistry. She explores themes of femininity, loss and healing through the botany and life cycle of plants; flower language and their use in medicine, folk lore and religion. After receiving a First- Class honours degree at The Arts Institute in Bournemouth, Karen went on to work as a Primary School teacher before resigning in 2011 to focus on her art career. She holds solo and shared exhibitions regularly and has been teaching botanical art workshops for over seven years. facebook/karengreenart insta/karengreenart

Recommended Equipment List

The shop will be open from 9am, so you will have time to purchase materials before the workshop. Our staff can offer you any advice you need.


- Hot pressed watercolour paper – roughly A4 or A3 size, 300gsm – one sheet for your painting and a bookmark size piece for testing colours.

Sketchbook options:

- RK Burt Botanical Fat Pad Ultra Smooth specialist pad

- The Langton A4 Daler Rowney, Hot pressed smooth

There is plenty of choice in the shop which Karen can guide you to. Large sheets of hot-pressed watercolour paper can be bought in the shop which can be cut down to size.

Watercolour Paints:

- 5ml tubes or pans or a basic set

- Karen recommends Winsor & Newton, professional range or student quality Cotman range

Suggested colours:

Lemon yellow, Cadmium yellow, Cadmium Red, Alizarin Crimson, Sap green, Hooker’s green, Yellow ochre, Burnt Umber, Prussian Blue, Paynes Gray.

For the orchid workshop: Permanent rose, Purple lake, Rose madder. These can be bought on the day depending on the flower you choose to paint.


- Watercolour sable or synthetic paintbrushes with fine points – suggested sizes 2, 4 and 6

-Small paint palette or white ceramic plate

- Pencils HB, 2B – sharp!

- Pencil sharpener

- Putty rubber, Ruler, Kitchen roll, Water pot

-Please bring a packed lunch, water and snacks.

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