WORKSHOP: BOTANICAL ILLUSTRATIONS IN WATERCOLOUR WITH ELK PRINTS
DATE: SUNDAY 14TH OCTOBER 2018
VENUE: THE BOTANICAL @ THE ROYAL, LEICHHARDT
The first of our Creative Workshop Series saw Petal Post join forces with Elizabeth Kelly, the artist behind Elk Prints. Elizabeth has such a talent for watercolour, particularly botanicals. Some years of mutual admiration for each other over Instagram naturally lead to a working friendship. Elizabeth is behind our beautifully illustrated flower cards, and now we share our passion for florals with others through workshops.
The Botanical at The Royal is our favourite workshop venue – lush greenery wall, fabulous light and faultless food & staff. Elizabeth’s demonstrations were executed perfectly and she made the whole process seem effortless. Bubbly, punch & a light lunch gave our keen attendees some dutch courage to choose their flowers & began their masterpieces.
Our fresh Spring flowers of choice were Ranunculus, (not an easy feat with all those ruffles!), Sweet-Peas & Sim Carnations. Natives, an Elk Prints favourite, included Protea, Pincushions, Leucadendrons and Rice Flower.
A solid three hours of sketching, tracing, mixing colours and painting saw some pretty amazing first-time artworks! Elizabeth’s expert guidance may have had something to do with it, but certainly, the creative juices were flowing. From those smiling faces I think we were all pretty happy with the results.
If you’d like to join us for one of our Creative Series Workshops, visit out our Workshop page. We’ll be hosting another Botanical Illustrations with Elizabeth in 2019 – dates to be released later this year.