A Delicate Iris in Watercolour with Kay Elliott

On Thursday 18th June, we were joined by lovely Kay Elliott who helped us paint a delicate Iris using watercolour and technical pen. See the pictures sent in, reference picture and materials list below.


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See materials list below...

Download reference picture here


Materials required for this Arty Class:

• Watercolour paper (I will be using Bockingford 250 lb as it is thick)

• Pencil and rubber

• Watercolour Brush - I recommend a large brush (size 12) with a point! (I'll be using Da Vinci Cosmotop Spin Size 14)

• Technical drawing pen, black (I will be using Faber-Castell Pitt Artist Pen fineliner Black 0.3 nib.)

• Watercolour paints (I will be using Daniel Smith paints)

- A good blue/purple (I will be using Cobalt Blue Violet)

- A dark, dark shadow blue (I will be using Indigo)

- A nice mid-soft green (I will be using Olive Green)

- A good shadow green, darker than Olive (I will be using Undersea Green)

- A splash of shocking pink (I will be using Rose of Ultramarine)


NOTE FROM ARTIST:

I use transparent or semi-transparent paints – no opaques. For those who struggle with mixing colours, may I recommend ‘Mix your own watercolours’ by John Lidzey ISBN 1-85076-599-5 available on Amazon Books UK. It's a nice little book. Clear, informative and so helpful if you are just starting to mix colours and don’t want mud!


Pictures sent in:


Claire Godrich


Suzanne Wilson


Gill Wilson


Valmai Bowden