Botanical Illustration - Spring flowers
Tutor: Jill WinchCourse Code: 1819-05


This two day course will concentrate on the beautiful emerging spring flowers, in particular the Magnolia, whose flowers range from pure white to deep mauve. During the course Jill will look at how to paint white flowers, through to delicate pink and the more intense colours on offer.


This two day course will be suitable for all levels from the beginner to the more experienced. Lots of demonstrations will be given over the two days to show how it is possible to achieve success with drawing and colour mixing.

Please bring with you

Pencils 2H, HB, 4H
Tracing paper 1 A3 sheet, 90 gsm
Sable brushes sizes 2,4,6 or Jill currently is using Billy Showell set of 3 synthetic brushes which she highly recommends….these can be purchased directly from Billy Showell web site; please note these brushes are the synthetic brush set £15.00 for the set of 3
Watercolour paints, a good range of colours is required
The tutor prefer students to work with the same manufacturer as she does to safeguard against any confusion - Jill uses mainly Windsor and Newton, artists quality … she also uses Schmincke
Watercolour paper Hot Pressed. 2 A3 sheets 140lbs 300 gsm (this can be purchased from the tutor)
Cloth for dabbing and a palette for mixing colours
Glass jam jar would also be useful
Magnifying lens

The following items can be purchased from your tutor

Watercolour paper 2 A3 sheets 140lbs 300 gsm


This course is suitable for all levels from the beginner to the more experienced

Course Location

Missenden Abbey
Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire HP16 0BD


Jill Winch

Jill Winch

Jill is an award winning published botanical artist.  She is a member of the Society of Botanical Artists and regularly exhibits at their annual exhibition in London.  She tutors from her studio at home and demonstrates her work for art groups around the country.  She has held art holidays in Tuscany, Ireland and locations in England.  More recently, Jill has had two books published: Painting Flowers and Drawing Flowers.  Both are a step-by-step guide to achieving success in either pencil and pen and ink work and also watercolour and coloured pencils.



4th to 5th May 2019
Saturday to Sunday


9.30amCoffee on arrival
9.45amWelcome and tutor introductions for all
10am-1pmTeaching session
1pmLunch for all - residents may check in
2-5.30pmTeaching session
6.45 for 7pmDinner for residents
From 7-9.15amBreakfast for residents
9.30am-1pmTeaching session
1pmLunch for all
2-5pmLast teaching session