Botanical Illustration - Watercolours Day 1

As Simon excels in both botanical and wildlife illustration and his techniques hints and tips are common to both these three days at Greystoke Cycle Cafe will be structured as follows to allow maximum flexibility. All days require a bit of patience as this course requires a tight rather than loose style of painting but is open to all levels. Botanical Illustration in Watercolours and at times with Gouache optional you will using live plant specimens that you may bring along or choose from the Cycle Cafe herbaceous border and gardens.The Botanical course is set out to learn various methods of using Watercolours - at times with gouache- in illustrating a botanical subject successfully. Gouache can be used to build up a more opaque finish and does allow you to be able to work light colour or white highlights over the top of darker ones if needs be. It very much depends on the subject matter as to which technique is most appropriate.This course will help you look and observe details mix colour and application techniques. Whether you use Watercolour or Gouache you will learn about using a dry brush technique to render detail and texture to your botanical painting. Colour swatches are also important and you will make colour notes etc to keep as future reference. Doing a swatch and practising colour mixing is the best way to progress and be able to look andknow instinctively which colours to mix.

Venue

Greystoke Cycle Cafe

Poplin Dub Greystoke Penrith Cumbria CA11 0UT

www.greystokecyclecafe.co.uk/
workshops.htm

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Map reference: NY 439312


On the C2C Cycle route 200 yds north of Greystoke village green direction Blencowe. We welcome all cyclists and walkers and ask all those with cars to walk the 350yds from the village car park around the Greystoke Castle walls.
We can offer parking in our driveway to cycle support vehicles and those attending our workshop days
Bus links to Penrith and Keswick. Penrith railway station5 miles

Parking : free

Nearest station : 5 miles from Penrith station

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Event Details

Tue 5 Oct 2010 09:30 to 15:45
NotesThe Cycle Cafe is a family-run tea garden with unusual opening times. Fri 12.00 to 18.00. Sat 10.00 to 18.00 and the second Sun of the month 10.00 to 18.00. We will serve any cyclists at other times with whatever we have if of course we are about and available. Seasonal opening only Apr to end Sep.

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