Holly, with its bright green leaves and cheery red berries is one of the unsung (or maybe just under-sung) heroes of the art and decorative world! Holly can often be found in supporting roles—tucked into other greenery, behind a bow or around the base of a candle. But it isn't too often that we see holly as the star of the show.
In this assignment we're going to learn to draw the holly leaf-shape and berries before we move on to drawing it with different accents. Next, we'll work with analagous colors to paint our holly so that it has dimension and depth.
We'll work on two different projects:
- Painting loose and juicy to create wrapping paper;
- Creating an invitation using holly as an accent with rocking lettering.
Come and join me for a Holly-Jolly good time!
Laure Ferlita is an accomplished watercolorist residing in sunny Florida. Watercolors, nature, travel, painting on location, sketching for the joy of it, and most especially, color, are her passions!
Vibrant color can be found in almost any subject and its shadows. It is her joy to bring those colors to life on paper with some paint and a little water. For many years, Laure worked as a graphic designer, so you will most likely see a strong graphic element in her work.
She started sharing her joy and love of sketching on location over at ImaginaryTrips.com in 2009 and has helped many "travelers" to find their artistic voice since then.
“Watercolor, for me, is the perfect sketching medium." Laure says. “It provides ease of use, quick color saturation, and clean up is a snap and really, you don't need much equipment. After you move past the hype of how difficult watercolor can be, you find out how much fun it is to get out there and actually create on location. It's way too much fun!"