Painting flowers at Jo’s Harrogate Garden and Flower School
Nature’s Flowers are a gift all to artists in all their colours, shapes and forms. I love capturing their essence using all sorts of water based paints and other mediums.
Chatting to some regular clients on my art courses in the studio, I discovered that although people like the idea of painting outside, they don’t like the idea of people looking over their shoulders and casting judgement. So I set to Social media and Twitter and asked the question, “does anyone have a private garden that my art clients could come and sit in?” Jo Banks of the Harrogate Garden and Flower School replied and said she had the perfect venue. What a find, Jo has a stunning garden in central Harrogate where she grows her own flowers and teaches gardening courses.
The date was set for our first course which took place 6th May. Eight clients booked to attend. Jo gave a lovely tour of her garden which included her playful Golden Retriever puppy.
I then did a demonstration in watercolours of a Tulip. We had such fun experimenting with colour, salt and other techniques accompanied with Jo’s delicious homemade cake and tea.
These are the results of the morning’s endeavours.
This course was such a success that we have planned a Summer workshop on 29th July. Join in the fun?
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