Watercolour Creative Conservation

May 24, 2016 at 7:22 am

This May’s Creative Conservation we were exploring the use of watercolour, and a bit ambitiously frogs too. The above is an example of one of the attendees study of an autumnal leaf.

Peter Wale was fantastic and jovial as usual, demonstrating the dos (and occasional don’ts) of water colour painting. ┬áPeter brought along two studies for the group, an autumnal leaf as a practice, and a photograph of the endangered Green and Golden Bell Frog (Litoria aurea) for those who felt comfortable to progress onto frogs. However, we all had our hands full with the leaf! We learned many valuable lessons including that painting takes a lot more time because you have to wait for the layers to dry. But by the end we were masters of water and the autumnal pigments, and some of us even started the outline on the frog!