Rainforest Flora Paintings.

The following works were made under the guidance of Petra Glaser at ICA Casey College


The following works were created with Poster water colours and pigmented inks.


Within the 2D unit, students observed and made contour drawings of various rainforest flora, focusing on depth via overlapping and ‘underlapping’ lines.  Details were recorded such as stretch marks on palms, veins on elephant ears and ‘eyes’ on philodendrons.  They did not, however, paint their drawn compositions but used them as valuable stimulus for the ensuing rainforest paintings.



The students learned how to create a wash using a gradation of colours, then proceeded to use more pigmented paint to layer the rainforest flora and overlap the foliage.  Black pigmented ink was finally applied with the aid of a short stick of cane so as to achieve variety in the quality of lines.  This brought the paintings to life as further details appeared with each application of ink contour, producing stunning results.


Petra Glaser (Visual Art Teacher)



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  1. I loved as much as I saw carried out right here. The sketches are attractive, your authored material stylish.

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