In this workshop you will be guided through the process of painting a realistic leaves and foliage. Beginning with drawing, you will see a demonstration of how to capture the beautiful shapes, contours and veins on different types of leaves. We will learn skills in observing tonal variation, how to mix the right green and paint the shine of a leaf’s surface using watercolour paint.
All levels of experience are welcome.
About your teacher:
Originally from rural NSW, Jessie Ford is a Melbourne based artist who works under the name of Fjord Illustration. She specialises in watercolour botanical paintings and graphite custom pet portraits.
Since completing her bachelor of illustration, she has exhibited in numerous group exhibitions and most recently her solo exhibition, ‘Leaf’, in Melbourne. Jessie’s Tasmanian art residency on Flinders Island led her to receive the Highly Commended Award during the ReFraming Nature exhibition at the Royal Botanical Gardens in 2015. She now runs workshops, sharing her joy of art and the natural world with her community.
We create a beautiful, warm atmosphere to make you feel at home in our cosy, plant filled studio. We encourage attendees to slow down, share stories and take the opportunity to connect with others in our community.
We are proud to support local artists, ethical businesses and community groups and we consider our impact on the earth it’s people in every aspect of our business. We are always learning and improving our processes.
Directions: Put Your Heart Into it Studios lives inside of Big Bang Studios nestled on the banks of the Merri Creek: 1 / 177 Beavers Road Northcote. Please drive to the very end of Beavers Road and you will come to a dead end near the Merri Creek. Come past the glass doors on the left, large black garage roller door, then past the red door. Then enter left via the bark mulched garden onto the deck and we are the second door along.