Watercolour has been the traditional medium for botanical art since the Middle Ages, and for good reason.  They have a beautiful translucency which enables the subtleties of a plant's colour and form to be realistically rendered, and for the detail to be accurately depicted. 

It's a tricky medium to use, however, and much practice (ongoing!) and patience is required - challenging in the heat and humidity of Brisbane's summer when dried blobs of paint on the palette soften without needing the addition of water.  

I use professional grade watercolours from the Daniel Smith and the Windsor & Newton ranges, and whatever good-quality brush I've been able to pick up on sale.  I use Arches Hot Pressed 300 gms Watercolour paper.

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Original artwork or limited edition prints are available to purchase, and commissions are welcomed.  Please note computer monitors are different and colours appearing on your screen may differ slightly from the original or printed artwork.

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