Painting Plants with Issy van Zyl

From R4 315.00

Issy teaches botanical art in watercolours. Her studio is in Northcliff and has been running for three years. She also runs online courses via her website (www.paintingplants.com) This kit includes the six basic colours from which all other colours are mixed as well as the paper and brushes which are just the right materials for this detail intensive genre of painting.

Bundle content:

  • Arches Hotpress A3
  • Winsor & Newton Kolinsky Sable miniature round brushes # 2 & #4
  • Winsor and Newton Professional Watercolour
  • Scarlet Lake
  • Permanent Rose
  • Winsor Yellow Deep
  • Winsor Lemon
  • Cerulean Blue
  • French Ultramarine
  • Faber Castell Kneadable Eraser

 

Additional Equipment:

  • Pebeo Masking fluid
  • Tracing paper
  • HB pencil
  • KUM memory point (round 1 and 2) for dry brushwork
  • flat number 4 for removing bits of paint
  • flat #6 for mixing large quantities of colour
  • Winsor and Newton short flat brush, number 2

 

Extra colours  these are optional:

Indanthrene Blue
Burnt Sienna
Alizarin Crimson – permanent
Permanent Magenta
Transparent Yellow
Yellow Ochre
Winsor Blue (green shade)
Sap Green (brand: Daniel Smith)
Quinacridone Gold (brand: Daniel Smith)

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Series 7 Kolinksy Miniature Round Brush No 2 - Winsor and Newton
1 × Series 7 Kolinsky Sable Brushes - Winsor & Newton - Miniature Round 2

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Series 7 Kolinksy Miniature Round Brush No 4 - Winsor and Newton
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1 × Professional Watercolour Tubes & Half Pans - Winsor & Newton

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1 × Professional Watercolour Tubes & Half Pans - Winsor & Newton

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1 × Professional Watercolour Tubes & Half Pans - Winsor & Newton

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1 × Professional Watercolour Tubes & Half Pans - Winsor & Newton

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1 × Professional Watercolour Tubes & Half Pans - Winsor & Newton

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1 × Professional Watercolour Tubes & Half Pans - Winsor & Newton

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Faber-Castelle Kneatable Art Eraser
1 × Kneadable Art Eraser - Faber-Castell
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Description

I have always had a brush or a pencil nearby and some sort of surface to create art on.
The themes were often inspired by nature and I adore plants, I find them magical and so quiet. In my late 20’s I discovered Botanical Art as a genre and of course watercolour paint. At first, the two did not mix well! Although my drawing skills were good and my observational skills too, I had no idea about watercolour. Once I learnt how to use it, it was exhilarating. To be able to create the tiniest thing in colour, in the most extraordinary detail hooked me immediately.

Now 15 years down the line, I am enjoying passing on the knowledge and techniques of this satisfying art form. My background is in graphic design, but I have always had all sorts of hands-on art on the go my whole life. I have created chalkboard restaurant ads, murals for bedrooms and organisations and illustrations for commercial purposes. I honed my botanical art skills slowly over a decade while raising children and free-lancing. During that time, I exhibited my work at exhibitions around South Africa and completed commissions too. I am so grateful for all the teachers who taught me: Ann Harris, Vicky Thomas, Jenny Phillips, Ann Swan and a few others.

Now, I paint and teach full time. My latest venture is this website, which I hope will grow into a rich resource for all aspiring botanical artists.

 

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