Botanical Watercolor: Painting Leaves (video)
Botanical | Video | Watercolor

Botanical Watercolor: Painting Leaves (video)

Learn how to paint a leaves in botanical watercolor style. How does one paint a leaf that has both light and dark veins? Paint along in real time with artist instructor Mira O’Brien as she works from the reference photo below. Learn how to easily add details such a serrated edged to your leaf drawing,…

Edible Spring Wildflowers in Watercolor
Botanical | Featured | Watercolor

Edible Spring Wildflowers in Watercolor

As spring emerges I’m always so grateful to those very early tiny flowers that give the signal that winter is over. These weeds and wildflowers that are first on the scene are so fragile looking one can hardly believe they would also be so brave. Pictured here are Veronica chamaedrys also known as cat eyes….

Three Generations Paint Together in Online Class
Botanical | Featured | Watercolor

Three Generations Paint Together in Online Class

During the past year lockdowns around the world as well as the decrees or altogether halt of travel, due the pandemic, has kept quite a few families apart. Especially amongst an expat community, like the one I belong to in Berlin, many people have their families spread out across multiple countries. While video calls and…

Bestiarium: from science to fantasy
Drawing | Featured | Mixed media

Bestiarium: from science to fantasy

The history of drawing animals and inventing fantasy creatures is intrinsically intertwined. Albrecht Dürer’s rhinoceros for example, famously drawn from a written description of the animal and not from sight, is a combination of one man’s observations and the artists’ imagination. Sea creatures drawn into the uncharted waters of maps were similarly combinations of word…

Drawing

Light and Shadow Supply List

Sketchbook – A3 or 11” x 14” – Qty 1Drawing Pencil 6B – Qty 2Drawing Pencil HB – Qty 4 (most standard pencils are this type)Vine Charcoal Extra Soft – 6 sticksMicron/Pigma/Sakura size 05 fine line pen (Black) – Qty 3Prismacolor Colored Pencil (non-photo blue*) – Qty 1Kneaded Eraser – Qty 1White Pencil Eraser –…

Scholarship: Figure Drawing & Painting
Drawing | Painting

Scholarship: Figure Drawing & Painting

Apply for a full scholarship to participate in the online Figure Drawing & Painting Workshop Series. The scholarship is for the first three modules of this yearlong series, with the possibility to continue: Structural Anatomy: Feb 4 – March 4Thursdays 6-8pm CET Morpho Anatomy: Mar 11 – April 15Thursdays 6-8pm CET Dynamic Anatomy: April 22…

Mixed media | Painting

The Art and Science of Color Supply List

Sketchbook – A5 or larger (something that will hold together with a lot of use) Set of colour pencils (12 pencils minimum) Metal trowel palette knife Box to store your paint and brushes 2 jars for water (glass or plastic) Masking tape 5 cm house painting brush (#12 or higher) Schmencke: 75ml Acrylic Paints: Black,…

Drawing and Painting with Ink
Drawing

Drawing and Painting with Ink

Ink is an incredibly versatile medium used for drawing, painting and writing. We will be diving into the ink pool during our upcoming module of the Sketchbook Practice Workshop learning how to draw and paint with ink, starting August 17, 2020. In order to wet your appetite, here are a few demo videos showing different…

Studio Visit with Artist Ian Jehle
Featured | Mixed media | Painting

Studio Visit with Artist Ian Jehle

Artist Ian Jehle, instructor of The Art and Science of Color, meets us in his studio to discuss art, science and color theory, and how his teaching practice ties it all together.

Drawing

Ink Supply List

–  Sketchbook: Watercolor/mixed media low porosity paper. – Pigment/waterproof ink: either brush and ink bottle or a brushpen (options: https://www.pentel.co.uk/products.asp?group=5&type=32&pid=338 Usually the Pentel ones have the letter P in the code for pigment)     – Pigment liner: 0.1 or 0.2 and 0.5 or 0.7, suggested https://sakuraofamerica.com/pen-archival but any brand of waterproof one is ok.    …