CARRIE DI COSTANZO
March 27, 2021
11:00am - 5:00pm
Red Grapes in Dry Brush Watercolor
This workshop will impart the instructor’s method of using dry brush watercolor to replicate the colors and form of red grapes. Demonstrations will include color mixing, working light to dark, layering of colors, adding fine detail, and dry brush. The students will be provided with a photograph of red grapes and a line drawing, which can be transferred to watercolor paper. The class will meet online using Zoom, where we will discuss the dry brush technique and how to utilize it for painting grapes. Participants will then paint throughout the day as the Zoom meeting will remain live. The Instructor will offer individual help to each student as they progress with their paintings.
Students will send photos of their work in progress via text to the Instructor. A pre-recorded video on painting red grapes in dry brush watercolor will be provided before class to help prepare the students.
Some experience with watercolor is recommended.
Carrie Di Costanzo worked as a fashion illustrator before shifting her focus to botanical art. Group exhibitions include the 14th Annual International through the 22nd Annual International with the American Society of Botanical Artists (receiving the Ursus Award in 2013); “Following in the Bartrams’ Footsteps” and “Weird, Wild, and Wonderful” and the 14th through 19th Annual Botanical Art Exhibit at Filoli (receiving the Roth Award in 2013 and the Jurors’ Award in 2014). Her work is held in the Botanical Collections at The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens, The Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation, and private collections.
Carrie is a part time Instructor at The New York Botanical Garden where she instructs workshops on watercolor. She runs independent workshops on watercolor, gouache, and egg tempera.