Margaret Muffet

16 Margaret Muffet


Tonal Realism: Australian Natives, Fruits, Flowers and Leaves in Watercolour

Margaret Muffet

This botanical workshop will explore the intricate placement of multi stamens in the subject and how to achieve a realistic 3D tonal painting. We will first draw our subject with emphasis on, tone, form, life size, shape and connecting parts, achieving a tonal drawing of the subject (which also becomes part of your reference material) for watercolour painting.There will be step by step demonstrations, drawing and the application of watercolour glazes and detailed brushwork necessary to give a realistic tonal botanical painting. Artists with any level of experience are welcome in this workshop, as my students range from beginner to intermediate and accomplished in one class, which is a sharing environment, also learning from each other. Workshop limited to 12 students only. Open to all comers 18 years and over.

Australian born, Margaret Muffet is a tonal realist. Bringing her wealth of ‘tonal fine art’ experience to botanical art today. Practicing fine art and tonal painting since 1974 and botanical art since 1997 has been an exciting journey. Margaret established herself as one of today`s leading international botanical artists, exhibiting her 2 series ‘Protea’ and 1 series of ‘Eucalyptus’ in 3 of “The Royal Horticultural Society of London / Birmingham Exhibitions” in 2002-04-06. She received 3 ‘Silver-Gilt Medals for her exhibitions, and was invited to Exhibit at the 2004 ‘The Hunt Institute 11th International Exhibition for Botanical Art and Illustration. One of her paintings ‘Protea Cynaroides, White Crown’ was purchased for their permanent collection. In 2007 Dr D Detmer of American Informatics Association, Virginia USA purchased ‘Gladiolus’ from the Australian Botanical Art Exhibition in Sydney. Her works can be found in other public and private collections around the world. Margaret’s work has featured twice in the Margaret Flockton Exhibition. 1999 Botanical Art Society of Australia winner in ’Exotic’ section, also 2000 Second Prize ‘Drawing’ section and in 2009 Highly Commended ‘Native’ section for her ‘Banksia serrata’. A regular exhibitor in The Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne’ The Art of Botanical Illustration Exhibitions from 1999 – 2012. Margaret was a contributing artist in ‘The Government House Florilegium Victoria’ and The Botanical Art School of Melbourne, National Trust Diaries in 2001, 2008. Teaching appointments include 1998- 2000 Geelong Art Society, drawing and botanical art. During 2001-07 Director and Tutor of ‘The Geelong Botanical Art School’ at the Geelong Botanical Gardens Victoria. Her intensive workshops in Botanical Art, 1999 – 2016 include teaching botanical observation, tonal painting and drawing techniques, coaching students to achieve international exhibition standards. Margaret’s technique is a structured time-consuming one as drawing and painting can take many weeks to finish, some have to wait for flower or fruiting next season to be completed.

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