Posts TaggedWatercolor

Behind the Scenes at the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin

During the Wunderkammer Drawing Workshop we’ve been so lucky to meet some of the scientists that work at the Natural History Museum and not only hear about their research but gain access to the research collections and draw from their specimens. It has been fascinating to learn how different disciplines within the natural sciences record and document their specimens. There are varying traditions according to…

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Klara Hobza draws water

To hone her drawing practice, Klara Hobza visits the water. Wherever she is, everyday she tries to find the closest river, lake or ocean to draw its surface. “Water forces you not to cling to landmarks” she says, and I recall some introductory art class professor referring to drawing as “mapping”. Not here.  Hobza’s Drawing Water Workshop with the Berlin Drawing Room arose out of her deep…

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Reflecting back on Drawing Water

Last summer accomplished multi media artist, drawing instructor and scuba diver Klara Hobza led the Drawing Water Workshop. Equal parts drawing workshop and immersive experience, the meditative nature of this class led to some stunning work made by the participants. This summer we are offering a second edition of this workshop. So if these images look inspiring to you, you can join us! Sign up…

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Botanical Drawing Exhibition: July 2-3

Please join us for a special exhibition of botanical illustrations created during the Botanical Drawing Workshop. The drawings and paintings on display were created through a process of close observation, both at the Prinzessinensgarten and the Berlin Drawing Room.  The workshop is inspired by the Naturalists of the 19th century, who were simultaneously artists, explorers and scientists. Through the process of drawing from life, we…

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Watercolor Landscape with Limited Palette

How to paint a landscape (from a photograph) with a limited palette We already started to learn about the power of a limited palette to create a cohesive color world in the last class. A color world within a painting ties all of the elements in the picture together in a unified sense of space and light, and even time for that matter. To see this effect in action, look…

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Botanical Drawing and Watercolor Supply List

Here is the supply list for the upcoming Botanical Watercolor Workshop. For a guide on where to buy art supplies in Berlin, go HERE.   Check List: Hot Press Watercolor Block, 300g, A4 Watercolor Set (Malkasten) – cakes in a box with space for mixing colors Watercolor Brushes, size 1-2 and size 6 Pencils, HB and 2B White eraser Paper-towel Water cup Long version with explanations…

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Guides for Seeing Art in Berlin

In the mood to go see some art but not sure where to go? Tired of paying museum admission fees but intimidated by the long list of galleries? Already saw the “big names” but not sure what to see next? Help is here! Well indirectly… I wanted to share with the Berlin Drawing Room community my list of art guides in Berlin.  These are great…

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Pastel Hues of Maurice Prendergast

Maurice Prendergast (1858-1924) was a masterful painter and colorist. His watercolor paintings have a beautiful shimmering luminosity, achieved through his transparent use of color and loose brushstrokes. His use of color is very much inspired by impressionist painters, like Claude Monet, who attempted to capture very exact moments of light. This atmosphere of light and color is created through the use of a “color world,” painting…

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