Fundamentals of Botanical Watercolor (Online Art Workshop)

Mary Ellen Carsley, Professional Artist/Illustrator 
Beginner and experienced artists can celebrate the beauty and color of all the seasons of the year using watercolor. Painting botanical subjects is one of the best ways to develop your eye for color and value. Join Mary Ellen as she guides you in defining form and establishing building blocks for beautiful botanical watercolors. 

Suggested Materials List: 

  • Watercolor Sketch Pad 90 lb. Paper 9”x 12” 
  • 2H pencil 
  • water soluble wash pencils (optional) 
  • 1 small pocket pencil sharpener 
  • 1 “pink pearl” or similar type eraser 
  • Watercolor brushes 
  • Basic Watercolor Set 
  • 1-2 small ceramic or glass jars for water (repurposed jam jars are excellent for this) 

Intended Audience: Beginner

Saturday, June 8, 2024
10:30 AM to 12:30 PM Eastern
Location: Online
FREE: Pre-registration required

About the presenter

Mary Ellen Carsley
Mary Ellen Carsley is a scientific and botanical illustrator, as well as an art educator. A former practicing architect, she has illustrated eight books and numerous articles for national and international journals. Her works have been included in the collections of the National Building Museum and the Library of Congress. She is a member of the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators, Maryland Federation of Art, The Art League at The Torpedo Factory, Washington Calligrapher's Guild, and Guild of Book Workers.