Botanical painting workshop: Summer perennials

16th Jul 2023 10:30 - 16:30
Sandrine is a botanical artist and author who exhibits her work internationally and has published two books on botanical watercolours. Let Exbury Gardens inspire you and be your palette for a day of glorious summer perennials. 

Botanical painting - Sandrine Maugy


Refreshments will be provided in the morning and afternoon. Bring a packed lunch or there are a range of food options available to purchase from Mr. Eddy’s Restaurant and VGF’s outlet.
This is a small group workshop where Sandrine will demonstrate each stage and the key techniques, with time to ask questions and scope for some 1:1 support.
Materials to bring:
  • Watercolour paper; minimum 300 gms (140 lbs), stretched or in a glued block format. Texture: Hot pressed, Cold pressed or NOT. Un-stretched paper of more than 400gms is even better. My recommendation:  Fabriano Artistico Hot Pressed Extra White 640gns or Fabriano Watercolour paper block 
  • Watercolour paints. Bring along any colours you have (artists’  quality) and I will give more advice on colour during the sessions.  My recommendation: Daniel Smith Watercolours or basic set of 12  pans 
  • Any size brush, as long as it has a good point. I recommend  synthetics and I usually work with size 6, 2, 0 and 3/0. Recommendation: Pro Arte Prolene + Series 007 
  • Usual drawing equipment: pencil, rubber, putty rubber etc  My pencil recommendation: Uni Kuru-Toga mechanical pencil  0.5mm 
  • Tracing paper. Recommendation: Daler-Rowney tracing pad 
  • Wax-free transfer paper if available, but not essential. Recommendation: Jackson’s wax free transfer paper 
  • Cartridge paper or sketchbook. Cartridge paper recommendation: Fabriano Accademia 
  • Any usual equipment such as water-pot, drawing board, cotton cloths.
A link to the materials list as well as other useful information will be included in your booking confirmation email. We recommend you read these resources thoroughly ahead of the workshop. 


Tickets are £85





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