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“Painting with Purple” — A 3–day BAGSC Workshop with Margaret Best, July 21 – 23

Clematis, Margaret Best. Watercolor, all rights reserved.

Clematis, Margaret Best. Watercolor, 2008, all rights reserved.

Margaret Best is returning to teach at the Huntington Gardens this Summer. In this 3-day watercolor class, Margaret will be teaching the importance of the color purple to the botanical artist’s palette. Not only will Margaret be showing the many ways in which this invaluable color can add vitality to both highlights and shadow areas, she will also assist the participants in exploring ways to achieve the most intense purples possible using lightfast, transparent paints. This class will consist of important technical exercises both creating the color purple and mixing other colors with purple pigment, as well as an opportunity to apply this knowledge in a simple subject painting. One thing for sure – the subject matter will contain the color purple!

No special materials are required. Bring your favorite hot press paper, drawing materials, your paints, brushes, mixing palette and jars. If you have any further questions or would like to know more about Margaret’s well researched botanical artist’s palette, please feel free to e-mail her.

Limit 14

Fees : $295.00 for BAGSC members; $325.00 for non-members. A $50.00 non-refundable deposit will hold your space in the workshop. Full payment due by June 21 (deposit applies towards cost of class).

Register by contacting Leslie Walker and mailing her your deposit check and check for full payment. All checks should be made payable to BAGSC.

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