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Workshop at US Botanic Garden Painting August Edibles


Join us for this two-day workshop in watercolor on vellum at the beautiful US Botanic Garden on the Mall in Washington, DC. August brings a delightful harvest of fruits and vegetables that we anticipate all year long. I'll be cutting stems with peaches and plums from my own trees, and we'll get beautiful ripe tomatoes from the USBG's own kitchen garden as subjects. These are such enticing subjects for paintings, with their nuanced colors, imperfections, and roundish form. Through drybrush layering, capture the bloom, fuzz, or glossy surfaces of these fresh fruits.  Through demonstration and individual attention, participants will learn to use vellum’s special surface and warm color to its greatest advantage in creating focused portraits, including bits of leaf and stem. Then feast on your subject! USBG link to workshop.

Purple plum, watercolor on vellum 6" x 5"

Purple plum, watercolor on vellum 6" x 5"

Later Event: September 16
Journey of Plants