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Botanical Watercolor: Roses
The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens
San Marino, CA
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Botanical Watercolor: Roses
Saturday, June 11 and Sunday, June 12
9:30 a.m.- 3:30 p.m.

Learn techniques for creating accurate and realistic botanical illustrations of roses in this two-part watercolor class taught by artist Lisa Pompelli. Beginners and more experienced watercolor artists are welcome; some prior drawing experience is recommended.

Class supply list is below.

Please bring the following items each day of class.

1 HB & 1 3H pencil
Magic Rub eraser
Kneaded eraser
Strathmore Drawing pad (no smaller than 11 x 14)
sheet of Fabriano Artistico Hot Press WC paper 140lb.
2 plastic palettes (preferably the approx. 10" x 13" palettes with squares and circles and lid)
Porcelain palettes are also fine to purchase
Small water container.
Tracing paper
White artist tape
Kleenex tissue for blotting
Masking Fluid  Windsor Newton or Daniel Smith
Small Desk Lamp w/adjustable arm and incandescent lightbulb. Please do not bring type with clamps as the base. Please do not forget to bring a lamp!
Masking Fluid  Windsor Newton or Daniel Smith
Paint brands - either Windsor Newton, Daniel Smith, Daler Rowney or Aquarelle.
Sap Green
Prussian Blue and/or French Ultramarine Blue
Yellow Ochre
Lemon Yellow Deep
Burnt Umber
Alizarin Crimson
Quinacridone Magenta  preferably by Daniel Smith
Quinacridone Coral - preferably by Daniel Smith
Quinacridone Rose  preferably by Daniel Smith
Scarlet Lake
Permanent Rose
Windsor Violet
Neutral Tint
Brushes  Windsor Newton Cotman or da Vinci "Cosmotop" are reliable brands. Please transport your brushes carefully in order to protect their delicate tips. This may be your most important purchase so please bring good brushes.
Watercolor paintbrushes round tips: two #1, two #2, two #3, two #4, one #5
Optional extra brushes  Isabey Kolinsky Re-Touch Spotter brushes #2, #4, #5 (can be purchased at some art supply stores or online at:
Optional  roll of Saral graphite paper for transferring your drawing on to wc paper.

Dick Blick (800) 828-4548
Cheap Joe's (800) 227-2788
Utrecht (800) 223-9132
Swain's Art Supplies (818) 243-3129

WAIT LIST POLICY: There is not a wait list for this event. Occasionally a space may become available, so please visit this event page again at any time.

Refunds will be issued only if cancellation is made at least 5 days prior to the event.  Cancellations made within 5 days of the event will not be refunded.


The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens (View)
1151 Oxford Road
San Marino, CA 91108
United States


Arts > Visual
Education > Classes
Education > Workshops

Minimum Age: 18
Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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