In this exciting workshop,
there will be lots of step by step demonstrations explaining the watercolour process, the importance of the first wash, correct transparency, a full explanation of correct timing before you move onto the next wash, in-depth colour theory, tone drawing and composition.
Australian born, Heidi Willis is an entirely self-taught natural history watercolour artist. Her work illustrates our native and exotic plants, fruits and seed capsules, whilst her powerful, distinctive portraits of Australia’s unique and spectacular bird life offer viewers an insight into the world as she experiences it. Painting full-time since 2003, Heidi quickly established herself as one of Australia’s leading emerging artistic talents and her international reputation as an exceptional natural history, wildlife artist and botanical artist is well established.
Still Life, Birds and Animals Art Workshop
We will explore many aspects of Acrylic paints and mediums whilst we apply paint and be focusing on mixing colours, underpainting for effects, colour discourse with attitude, colour harmonies, tonal mapping, composition and visual balance, adding texture for drama and much, much more.
With Margaret Hastie
This workshop will introduce the fundamentals of botanical drawing and progress to painting in watercolour. Initially, the focus will be on accuracy and observation in order to train the eye to see what is there, not what the mind thinks is there.