The Botanical Journal

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A Beginning – Supplies

Materials When it comes to watercolors not all materials are created equal ~ quality goods really make the difference in your results. That being said you should use what […]

Resources and Images

Books I recommend: Painting Flowers with Impact in Watercolor by Julie Collins $19.57 The Art of Botanical Painting by Margaret Stevens $19.84 Botanical Drawing in Color: A Basic Guide t… by Wendy […]

Botanical Assignment #1

  Collect all supplies Go over all information and the images – make a collection for yourself. Please select and print out around 4 to 6 botanical images to […]

Botanical Assignment #2

Print out several images using a black pencil or marker trace the images in detail   See video for details:

Dissection Assignment #1

      Assignment #1   You will need 2 to 3 stems of the same kind of flower camera exacto 8×10 or larger watercolor paper Print out of […]

Dissection Assignment #2

ASSIGNMENT #2   Draw your flower dissection onto watercolor paper (note – we will be using this piece for further color work next week) Label the parts of your flower…

Color Assignment #1

This week is all about color! We will be searching out the best colors for our botancial studies and seeing how they combine with others.   Here is an […]

Color Assignment #2

Create color swatch sheets for combining colors that define your botanical palette.

Mixed Media Botanical – Part 1

This week is a Mixed Media Botanical ~ You will need: watercolors salt matte medium color prints on matte paper of botanicals caran d’ache neo color II water soluable […]

The Botanical Watercolor – Part 1

In this Assignment you will use the Pen and Ink drawing that you did in the dissection assignment Use Liquid Masque or Frisket for white areas