Understanding the Surface: The Role of Texture in Botanical Art
Friday, July 26, 2013 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Description: The surfaces that are presented to us in natural forms are wonderfully varied, from slickly smooth to downy to savoyed. This two-day workshop (July 26 and 27) with Linda Gist will explore the ways in which observation and expression of this variety can enliven our botanical paintings. Using watercolor and colored pencil, students will learn to choose techniques that will allow them to convincingly capture natural surfaces. All experience levels are welcome. Bring a bag lunch; a list of materials will be provided.
Linda Gist received a BFA in illustration from the Philadelphia College of Art (now University of the Arts). She has created artwork for diverse national and international clients, and her work has been shown in numerous exhibitions. She has taught illustration at the University of the Arts and currently teaches a once-yearly botanical illustration workshop at the Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia. Linda especially enjoys working from botanical subjects grown by her husband, John, in their own garden. Registration required. Limit: 12.
Fee: $75 members, $100 general public
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