Botanical Watercolor: Autumn Cornucopia

Kathleen McKeehen is a science illustrator and botanical artist whose training includes the post-grad natural science illustration program at UC Santa Cruz, followed by an internship at the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew, UK. She has freelanced for a variety of clients and projects, including magazines, guide books, museum displays, text books, and children’s educational products and books. Her work has appeared in botanical art shows in the U.S. and Canada. She currently teaches botanical drawing and painting at Gage Academy of Art, at the University of Washington’s Center for Urban Horticulture, and at workshops around the state.
1:30-4:30 P.M.
Gage Capitol Hill
Fall offers up a variety of colors, textures, and shapes for the botanical artist and an enjoyable opportunity to play with a range of effective rendering methods. Beginners to botanical illustration will learn observation and measurement skills, as well as the use of wet-on-wet washes and color-intensifying dry-brush technique to create three-dimensional, aesthetically pleasing, and scientifically correct images.