Mushrooms with Gouache Watercolor
Learn to paint mushrooms inspired by the varieties that grow
at the Alaska Botanical Garden, using gouache opaque watercolors. This virtual tutorial taught by ABG staffer and local artist, Betany Porter, will guide beginners new to using gouache and help you create simple drawings that can be used to decorate your wall or make the perfect homemade card to send to a friend.
Mushrooms come in a variety of sizes, shapes and colors and make a fascinating subject matter for botanical drawing and painting. In this course you will receive handouts, images, and instructional videos to follow along with and learn at your leisure. Below is a suggested supply list or use what you already have at home! You can also order a pre-assembled supply kit from the Garden.
Supply Kit ($92)
- Strathmore Watercolor Paper Pad, 15 sheets, 9”x12”
- Strathmore Palette Paper Pad, 40 sheets, 9"x12"
- Gouache Paint: Cadmium Red, Cadmium Yellow, Ultramarine Blue, Yellow Ochre, Titanium White, Raw Umber
- Flat Watercolor Brush, Size 10
- Liner Watercolor, Brush Size 0 or 2
- HB Graphite Pencil