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Artist: Shevaun Doherty

Course Date:  14th – 15th March 2020
Medium: Watercolours
Participants: Maximum 10
Course level: Suitable for all levels
Course Cost: €250

Shevaun Doherty is an award winning Irish botanical artist whose highly detailed watercolour paintings capture the intricate beauty of nature.

Passionate about conservation, her artwork is often used to raise awareness. She designed a set of Irish postage stamps featuring bees in 2018, and the logo-image for the All-Ireland Pollinator Plan 2015. Shevaun’s work is is in the Natural History Museum of Ireland’s collection and gives regular workshops at home and abroad.

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Join award-winning artist Shevaun Doherty, on a two day botanical watercolour workshop painting Spring flowers.

This workshop will teach you various watercolour techniques (wet-on-wet, glazing and drybrush) needed to capture the delicacy of spring blossoms. We will begin with observational drawing and tonal studies, and then focus on how to use colour effectively to convey realistic light and form.

Shevaun is an experienced tutor who will demonstrate her painting techniques and give practical advice on how to set up botanical subjects for painting. She will also guide you on how to choose the right colours and how to finish and present your artwork.

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