Culmination of the botanical art Rose workshop

Three lovely days with lovely people. And what’s more there was improvement and each grew in confidence about their abilities. Some used watercolour and others coloured pencil.

One person hadn’t been on one of the workshops before and in fact hadn’t used the medium for a number of years, or even done any botanical painting. I was impressed about how quickly the technique was picked up and the result was very good.

The roses didn’t always behave as intended. We had some cloud and a lot of sun. And, blow me down but the flowers opened up and followed the sun! We drowned them in a bucket of water each night, but there was one sort that didn’t even benefit too much from that. One rose was picked on the first day and we noticed that there was only one tight bud left that was unlikely to open up until the end of the week!

That night the one rose disintegrated entirely! The student painting it felt a little despondent, but we looked up the garden and there, in front of us was an absolutely splendid open bud. The petals were rich and velvety and we couldn’t believe our eyes. The flower lasted that day and long enough for her to complete it. Luckily, there were plenty of leaves available.

 

Pictures from the workshop:

 

Botanical art workshop
Botanical art workshop
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A good start and the perfume was heavenly
Three are definitely not a crowd!
Three are definitely not a crowd!
A hard earned picture using two roses. What a result!
A hard earned picture using two roses. What a result!
Rose Deep Secret - and very tired. Goodnight!
Rose Deep Secret – and very tired. Goodnight!
But they wanted to keep on going!
But they wanted to keep on going!
Dainty Bess. My favourite rose.
Dainty Bess. My favourite rose.
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2 thoughts on “Culmination of the botanical art Rose workshop

    1. I will let them know of your comments. I am sure they will be really pleased, so thank you. They were a little disheartened after the first day, but began to feel better as they got more control of what they were doing.

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