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A short illustrative diversion – August 2019

I recently took a few days out to attend a long weekend of botanical illustration at the wonderful Quirky Workshops, located in the beautiful village of Greystoke in the Lake District. I’ve never liked using watercolours, so thought I would make an attempt to learn how to use them properly, and also try my hand at gouache. Working under the patient tutelage of the super-talented Simon Williams (and fuelled by Annie’s lovely lunches and cakes) it was a pleasure to spend three days focusing only on painting – although by the end I did feel the need to wield something a little heavier than a size 1 paintbrush…. Quirky Workshops run a wide range of craf and art classes – well worth a look.

http://swillustrations.com/   https://www.quirkyworkshops.co.uk