Workshops de ilustración botánica con Mary Dillon septiembre 2020

WORKSHOP 1: August 31 – September 3

9.30 to 14.00, Estudi ArtVallès, C/Pallars 152, principal bis primera ( esquina Badajoz)


Painting Flowers in Easy Steps

Botanical Art – Beginning your journey

Beginners and Intermediate


Capture the sensuality and vitality of flowers in easy steps.

We will get to know our subjects by practicing observational drawing looking at light tone, line and composition. A limited colour palette of warm and cool transparent colours will be our starting point for finding just that perfect colour match.

Using wet and dry watercolour painting techniques we will learn how to blend and layer colour to gradually reveal the beauty of flowers.

  • Choosing, Lighting, Observing, Drawing and Composition.
  • Colour -mixing and matching.
  • Laying washes of colour.
  • Painting petals.
  • Mixing greens, painting leaves.
  • Painting shadows.
  • Practicing wet watercolour painting techniques.
  • Laying washes.
  • Colour blending.
  • Painting details for impact.



WORKSHOP 2: September 4-5-6

WORKSHOP 3: September 11-12-13

9.30 – 14.00, Estudi ArtVallès, C/Pallars 152, principal bis primera ( esquina Badajoz)


Painting the Rich colours of Autumn Fruits, Flowers and Leaves

Botanical Art – Building your skills.

Improvers and Experienced


Autumn fruits, flowers and leaves are rich with warm colours, fascinating textures and details. We will learn how to paint the different surface textures we see, how to mix and match and then blend and layer colour to capture the extraordinary beauty of our plant world as seasons change.

  • Painting with light.
  • Accurate colour mixing and matching.
  • Colour temperature – enhance your painting by understanding warm and cool colours.
  • Observing and painting surface textures.
  • Finer details using dry brush techniques.
  • Troubleshooting – managing mistakes.
  • Finishing with a Wow!


I’m happy to supply a materials list after booking.

Mary Dillon

An artist from Ireland, Mary Dillon enjoys capturing the essence of a plant with its’ sensuality and frailty. Colour, light and form permeate her work.. Mary has a particular fascination for botanical art as a personal process while at the same time striving for excellence in her art practice.

Mary’s work has recently been selected for the Hunt Institute 16 th International Exhibition in Pittsburgh and also for the ASBA  22nd Annual International Exhibition. Mary received the Anne Marie Carney Award and the Jean Emmons People’s Choice award at the ASBA (American Society of Botanical Artists) exhibition, From Golden Gate to Garden Gate, in San Francisco, October 2017. She was awarded Gold Medals and Best in Show in Botanical and Floral Art at Bloom, Dublin, 2016 and 2017. Her work has recently been shown in The Movement of Plants, Forum Botanische Kunst, Thüngersheim, Germany and in Natura Picta, Case Di Dante, Florence, Italy.

Mary was the founding chairperson of the Irish Society of Botanical Artists. She is an artist member and tutor with the American Society of Botanical Artists. Mary has been elected a Fellow Member of the Society of Botanical Artists, UK and a member of the Watercolour Society of Ireland.