Cheryl developed a love of nature and art at an early age and studied drawing, oils, calligraphy and photography before discovering her passion: botanical watercolour painting. Cheryl has completed many commissions and won several awards in recent years including Best in Show at the BASA exhibition in 2015. Her works are held in private collections in Australia and overseas.
Since 2005 she has exhibited in the renowned Botanica exhibition at the Royal Botanic Gardens in Sydney. In 2014 she was invited to join the Florilegium of the Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney with her painting Eucalyptus tereticornis accepted in 2015. She is a member of the Botanical Art Society of Australia (BASA), American Society of Botanical Artists (ASBA) and Wildlife and Botanical Artists (WABA).
Introduction to Botanical Art – Eucalyptus Leaves
Introduction to Botanical Art – Acacia, or Golden Wattle
Painting Eucalyptus Flowers in Watercolour (1 hour, free)
Online tutorials for beginner and intermediate levels. Cheryl has been teaching for several years, and knows that students often have problems painting leaves. She decided to work her first tutorial around Eucalyptus leaves, as they are beautiful and a popular subject, and perfect for illustrating different watercolour techniques.
Cheryl’s second tutorial painting the Acacia pycnantha, or Golden Wattle, focuses again on leaves but in a slightly different format. She also demonstrates how to paint the different stages of wattle flowers. In this tutorial she begins working on sketch pages, then moves on to painting a large composition.
These tutorials are aimed at beginners but artists with some experience will also gain knowledge of Cheryl’s techniques.
As ‘bonus content’ Cheryl also created a short (1 hour) tutorial on painting red Eucalyptus flowers. Artists are often daunted by these flowers but Cheryl breaks it down into steps and shows that they are not as difficult as you might think.
You can view preview videos of all tutorials before signing up. They are through Udemy, and you can find links on Cheryl’s website at www.cherylhodges.com/workshops