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Friday, October 9 • 4:00pm - 5:30pm

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Australia is an ancient land with unique landforms and colours; from Uluru at the country's 'red centre'; to the dusky haze of the Blue Mountains; to the muted greens of a eucalyptus forest. In this class, we will go on a virtual field trip to some of Australia's most striking places, taking in the unique colours of this land. Then, using a simple palette and a little bit of colour theory, we will practice mixing these colours, learning to create bright mixes and also how to mute colours to match what we see. This is a colour mixing class with a twist!

SUPPLIES: Bethan will teach basic triad mixing and you don’t HAVE to have all these! You can work with what you have, but here is her list:

Winsor blue Green Shade (Winsor & Newton) (which is actually phthalocyanine blue green shade in other brands).
Quinacridone Magenta (Winsor & Newton)
Hansa Yellow Light (Daniel Smith)

French Ultramarine (Winsor & Newton) (Or any warm blue)
Scarlet Lake (Winsor & Newton) (Or any warm 'fire-engine' red)
New Gamboge (Winsor & Newton) or Quinacridone Gold (Winsor & Newton) (Or any warm yellow)

Note that most pre-made watercolour sets have a variation on these six colours.

Hello again friends,
I hope you’ve enjoyed the first day of the conference! What a buzz there has been in each of the classes!!

I am very much looking forward to chatting with you on Friday October 9th at 4pm Pacific time, in the class Colours of Australia, for a bit of colour mixing and exploring some wild places together. 

Earlier this week I sent a message with a link to a colour mixing resource I prepared for the class. There is one extra colour mixing handout I wanted to send you ahead of time. It is a Colour Mixing Cheat Sheet which you can find using this link:

Here is the link again to the Colours of Australia resource for those who didn’t see it: 

Both of these handouts can also be downloaded right from the Sched website, under the class descripion, if that’s easier for you.

The reason why I’m sending both documents ahead of time is so that on Friday we can spend less time going over colour theory and more time exploring the colours of Australia!

See you very soon.
Bethan Burton


As the conference draws to and end I want to say a last ’THANK YOU’ to you for attending this amazing event and for being part of my little class Colours of Australia on Friday. I forgot to mention during the class that I’ve created a handout which is the species list of the animals and plants that we looked at, with both bright and muted colours, as well as the names and latitude and longitude of the landscapes we talked about. You can access the species list here:

There were many, many gorgeous colours in the Australian landscape and wildlife that I wanted to share with you but couldn’t, due to the time (like the golden beaches, Great Barrier Reef, Blue Mountains, to name just a few). I plan to prepare some more videos for YouTube to do some more colour explorations across this land, so keep an eye out for those.

Please feel free to connect through my website or social media. I would love to stay in touch! And please do tag me if you create a page with the colours of your own landscape. I would genuinely love to see what you create.

Very warm wishes and happy journaling!
Bethan Burton


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Bethan Burton

Journaling With Nature
Bethan Burton is an artist and environmental educator. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Ecology and Conservation Biology and a Master of Environment majoring in Education for Sustainability. She teaches nature journaling to all age groups and is passionate about connecting people... Read More →

Friday October 9, 2020 4:00pm - 5:30pm PDT
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