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Seasonal Cards in Dry Brush Watercolor

December 1, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

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Winterberry turns red in the cold months.
Courtesy photo by Derek Ramsey

Anastasia Traina, a playwright, screenwriter, and visual artist, will lead a workshop on Seasonal Cards in Dry Brush Watercolor to replicate the colors and the form of winter plants.

The group will work with seasonal plants such as poinsettias, ivy, or laurel, she says. Dry brush is a watercolor painting technique used in traditional botanical illustration. The method involves a “skin” of dried paint on the palette and a small, slightly damp brush.

She will talk about color mixing and layering, working from light to dark, adding fine detail, using a dry brush. The group will also create botanical tints for the base layer, which will generate shape by adding a luminous shadow.

As a visual artist, Traina has recently shown at the Carter Burden Gallery in NYC. Her solo art show “Anastasia Traina’s Fairytale Botanical World” graced BBG’s own Leonhardt Galleries in 2018. Other recent exhibitions include the Amuse Gallery in Chatham, NY; “Walk with Us” TSBA Botanical Exhibition; and The Milne Public Library Art Show in Williamstown.

She has illustrated the children’s book Bitsy and Raff, written by David Caudle, and she is writing and illustrating a new children’s book, The Curious Tales of Thymble Tarn, along with her newest work, Apple Thornberry, the study of a mixed-species, non-binary creature of the woods sitting in splendor in the natural world. She is a member of SAG, WGA, The Dramatists Guild, American Society of Botanical Artists and the Tri-State Botanical Artists of NYBG, and she lives in upstate New York with her husband, her dog, seven chickens and 40,000 bees.

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Date:
December 1, 2021
Time:
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Event Location

Berkshire Botanical Garden
5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA
413.298.3926

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