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SOUTHERN FRANCE

18 -25 October 2025

Clos Mirabel, Pau, Pyrénées-Atlantiques
S.W. France

SEASONAL TREASURES
Celebrating Fading Flowers, Fruit and Autumnal Leaves in Watercolour

 

Using fruit and vegetables, flowers and leaves from the gardens and grounds of Atelier Clos Mirabel, we will explore how to make less-than-perfect botanical specimens centre stage. We will start by experimenting with wet-in-wet techniques to create initial form and merging colours, before considering other techniques used to deepen colours and add details.

 

There will also be opportunity to work larger than life or with black backgrounds. Teaching will be delivered via live demonstrations, slide presentations and lots of individual support.

Subjects covered may include:

  • Stages of producing a botanical illustration

  • Collection and observation of subjects

  • Making initial records

  • Painting techniques for botanical art, including wet-in-wet for initial form & graduated colours

  • Composition considerations

  • Finishing touches etc

PRICE

Accommodation (full board: 1595€ to 2695€ per week based on room choice & single or shared occupancy.

Plus £400 tuition fee.

 

CLOS MIRABEL DETAILS AND TO BOOK HERE

 

Watch the slideshow for an overview of what to expect from this beautiful setting. 

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