Watercolor and Gouache Flower Girl | Sarah Simon of The Mint Gardener

SARAH SIMON
WATERCOLOR & GOUACHE FLOWER GIRL

Welcome to an introduction to watercolor and gouache with artist Sarah Simon. Finding inspiration in the ever-blooming variety of textures and colors in her urban garden of the Pacific Northwest, Sarah creates lush watercolor paintings in a unique, artistic style that has captured an international following. 

In this workshop, Sarah introduces us to color blending theory, color gradient ‘washes’ - and using a live bouquet for inspiration - a detailed study of building watercolor florals from the ground up. Once we’ve each completed our bouquet - or floral fascination - together, Sarah introduces us to Florence, her favorite flower girl. We’ll finish our piece by customizing our own illustrated muse.  

We have curated a kit of the preferred tools and materials Sarah uses throughout her artistic process for our workshop this month. Using specially curated cold press watercolor paper alongside Sarah’s preferred paint and brushes, we’re going to play with color layering and blending, opacity, and even adding guache into our process.

Sarah is a warm and inviting instructor who creates a comfortable and welcoming environment throughout her workshop. She invites our audience to engage in her artistic world with peaceful blues, serene greens, and small pops of complementary accents in blush and coral. Using her relatable and effective teaching analogies, Sarah invites her audience into a world of inspiration.

We are so excited to have you join us with this project as we dive into creating lush watercolor paintings. We would love for you to share your final product with us by tagging your photos with #thecraftersbox. Happy making.

This workshop includes: 

  • An in-depth, digital workshop by Sarah Simon
  • A live Maker Chat Q&A to provide a community atmosphere and answers to your questions 
  • Tools and materials from artisan supplies, curated for you, by Sarah 

The tools & materials included in this kit:

  • Specialty Hahnemühle 140 lb cold press paper
  • A hand curated selection of Windsor & Newton watercolors and gouaches in Payne’s Grey, Alizarin Crimson, Yellow Ochre, Flesh Tint, Oxide of Chromium, Permanent White
  • Pigma Micron 01
  • Round 1 brush
  • Round 2 brush
  • HB Staedtler pencil
  • Custom tracing art
  • Art gum eraser
Watercolor & Gouache with Sarah Simon | September 2019
Watercolor & Gouache with Sarah Simon | September 2019
Watercolor & Gouache with Sarah Simon | September 2019
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Watercolor and Gouache Flower Girl | Sarah Simon of The Mint Gardener

More About Our Artist: Sarah Simon

Sarah Simon is the Founder, Artist, and Author behind The Mint Gardener. Finding inspiration in the ever-blooming variety of textures and colors in her urban garden of the Pacific Northwest, Sarah creates lush watercolor paintings in a unique artistic style that has captured an international following. 

Sarah’s work has been featured in multiple publications and blogs worldwide and has been celebrated in the form of commercial product design at Target and as stationery, textiles, whole-sale, and private commissions. With a continually blooming audience of art and garden lovers alike, Sarah shares her designs, as well as her teaching talents in her upcoming book this fall, Modern Watercolor Botanicals– and now, here, with us for an exclusive course at The Crafter’s Box!

Sarah enjoys creating an experience as she teaches her audience to watercolor. Using her relatable and effective teaching analogies, Sarah invites her audience into a world of color and unique inspiration.

Watercolor & Gouache with Sarah Simon | September 2019
Watercolor & Gouache with Sarah Simon | September 2019

Watercolor & Gouache with Sarah Simon | September 2019