Society for Calligraphy, Southern California

Watercolor Botanicals - An Introduction to Single-Layer Botanical Paintings


Saturday, August 5

9:30 am - 4:30 pm


This workshop will cover the basic knowledge you will need to paint beautiful watercolor botanicals. We will cover: 1) The essential watercolor supplies for optimal results, and a brief overview of watercolor characteristics, color theory and color mixing. 2) Watercolor brushstrokes and techniques specific to botanical illustrations, including techniques to add visual interest using a single-layer of paint. We will also go over some multi-layer techniques for added detail and dimension. 3) Step-by-step painting instructions for the following botanicals: eucalyptus, laurel leaf snailseed, lilac, olive tree branch and flowering dogwood. 4) Composition and layout ideas, with a focus on combining watercolor botanicals with calligraphy. After the instructional portion of the workshop, there will be time for you to practice these techniques and work on a watercolor artwork to take home.

Other Info

Electronic payment option includes PayPal fees. Materials fee: $5. As a bonus, attendees will have the option of purchasing Priscilla's Watercolor Basics + Florals booklet for a discounted price of $20 ($15 less than retail).


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Priscilla Lee


SfC sponsored


Rosana Ang


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Barbara Close's Studio

3851 South Bear Street, #B-15, Santa Ana

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