Healing Herbs: Painting Helpful Plants in Watercolor

Kelly Johnson, Connecting humans and nature, creatively!

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6 Videos (20m)
    • Healing Herbs intro

      2:01
    • Healing Herbs herb history

      4:44
    • Healing Herbs parsley

      4:33
    • Healing Herbs sage

      3:48
    • Healing Herbs lavender

      3:15
    • Healing Herbs thank you

      1:41

About This Class

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Herbs are wonderful plant allies. They provide us with visual beauty, aromatherapy, culinary excitement, and even help us heal our bodies. 

Learning the cultural history of nature through the arts is fun and connects us more deeply with our natural world. 

In this class we take connecting with nature through herbs a step further when we learn to draw paint parsley, sage, and lavender in an expressive loose watercolor nature art journaling style.

Supplies:

Basic watercolor painting skills

Watercolor paints, any style

Watercolor paint brushes, any style

Watercolor or mixed media paper

Pigma Micron pen

Either springs of parsley, sage, and lavender from your garden or grocery store, photos of these herbs, or you can simply draw from the examples I provide in the class.

In the class projects section, you'll find a bonus PDF with a more detailed supply list with the exact colors and materials I use, as well as a delicious organic vegan lavender truffle recipe!

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What a unique way to combine herbology and art! It's obvious Kelly has a deep love and appreciation for plants. Including their history and background is a nice touch. Kelly's drawings are fun and her emphasis on capturing the feeling and wildness (instead of perfection) is encouraging!!
Kristen Radden

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Kelly Johnson

Connecting humans and nature, creatively!

I'm your guide into nature inspired drawing and painting, Kelly Johnson!

If you drop by my world on an average day you might find me gardening, making art, snowboarding, surfing, vegan baking, traveling, or helping humans build deep relationships with nature through art and organic gardening!

I have a BFA from the Savannah College of Art and Design, an MA in environmental studies from Goddard College, an AMS 6-9 teaching credential & 10 years in the classroom, + 20 years experience teaching art & 11 years teaching nature-study to children and adults in a wide variety of settings.

I've painted everything from huge murals in Mexico to tiny paintings in Virginia to tropical plants in Florida to veggies in Europe and I love how art builds community and connections in every venue!

Discover more about me, Wings, Worms, & Wonder, and ways to join the nature fun here on my website. Follow the blog, join the newsletter, and learn lots of fun ways to stay creatively connected with nature!

Check out my Etsy Shop for my book, my Society6 Shop for fun illustrated life accessories, and my Teachable School to deepen your nature journal practice and skills!