​​Use acrylics with water to build up layers of color washes to achieve accurate botanical paintings.  Layering allows control of the amount of color but unlike watercolor the acrylic paint cannot be lifted after it is dry.  A traditional watercolor palette will help to achieve color accuracy.  Students will complete a portrait of a plan of your choice. 

​*Students must have previous drawing experience or have taken my  beginning graphite pencil class.

Classes to be held at Larkin Arts, in downtown Harrisonburg, on Court Square.

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Learn the basics of drawing and apply those lessons to plants.  We will cover setting up the object, and getting it on to the paper.  Students will then learn about   perspective and foreshortening, drawing flowers and fruits, leaves and petals as they come forward and recede.  Graphite pencil techniques and shading will be covered. Students will complete a properly shaded plant portrait in graphite pencil in this class.

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Student artwork

Student artwork

Student artwork

Acrylic Watercolor

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Botanical Illustration for Beginners

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