Vincent Jeannerot: Autumn Flowers in Watercolor

Wednesday, October 30 – Friday, November 1, 2019
9:30 am – 3:30 pm

The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens,
Botanical Education Center, Applied Tech Lab

Cost, BAGSC Members: $300
Non-Members: $350

Maximum Registration: 15 students

No refunds after October 16, 2019To register: Register online! BAGSC has a new, online registration procedure. We will no longer accept deposits for classes and workshops. Please review the new payment and refund policy in the right column on the "Classes" page.

Register for Vincent's Workshop

Bring your lunch, or purchase lunch at any of the cafés on The Huntington grounds. Please note that the lines may be long at The Huntington cafés around the lunch hour.

Questions about the Workshop? Contact the BAGSC Education Chair.

Workshop Description

During this three-day workshop, Vincent will explain his techniques to achieve the brilliance, transparency and depth of the watercolor medium. Choosing a botanical subject from his choice of Southern California autumn blooms, Vincent will demonstrate a range of his processes from stretching watercolor paper, drawing with pencil, researching his color palette, applying water and paint to paper, and setting final color and shadow. 


This is a BAGSC-sponsored workshop; there is no information about this workshop on The Huntington's website. If you have questions, or need additional information, please contact the BAGSC Education Chair.

The workshop will be held at The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens in the Botanical Education Center, Applied Tech Lab.

IMPORTANT—PLEASE NOTE: There is no food or drink allowed in the Applied Tech Lab. There will be a table outside the lab to leave lunches, coffee, tea, water bottles and any other consumables. Thank you for your attentive cooperation.

The Huntington is located at: 1151 Oxford Road, San Marino, CA 91108.

Parking and Entrance:

Parking is free at The Huntington. Please tell the guard at the front gate you are attending a workshop at the Botanical Education Center. You do not need to go to the front entrance of The Huntington. As you approach The Huntington buildings at the end of the parking lot, turn right and walk along the front of the buildings. Just past another guard gate is the Botanical Education Center. Go straight in and follow the signs to the classroom.

Directions from surface streets, freeways and public transportation are available on their website, in addition to accessibility, hours and dining information. A map of The Huntington grounds is available as a download from their website as well.

Recommended Materials List

Glue block watercolor paper, 300 gr, Arches or Fabriano, Hot press, size 31x41cm or 36x51cm, or singles sheets to be stretched on board

2 sable brushes:
Raphael Kolinsky, #1 and #2, Series 8404

1 each white gum and crepe gum erasers

1 white porcelain palette

1 pencil, 2H or 3H

Commonly used watercolors, Schmincke tubes preferred (but not required) as listed below. Pigment numbers have been listed next to each color.

  • May Green (524)
  • Permanent Green (526)
  • Emerald Green, or Chromium Oxide Green Brilliant (511)
  • Geranium Red (341)
  • Alizarian Crimson (357)
  • Lemon Yellow (215)
  • Indian Yellow (220)
  • Transparent Orange (218)
  • Cobalt Blue Hue (486)
  • Ultramarine Blue (494)
  • Lamp Black (781)
  • Payne’s Gray (783)
  • Opera Rose, or Brilliant Opera Rose (920)
Vincent Jeannerot

About the Instructor

Vincent Jeannerot lives in Lyon, France and studied at the National School of Fine Arts of Lyon. He has exhibited in Paris, London, Melbourne and Moscow, and runs international workshops around the world. He has published several books and exhibits in his own permanent gallery in Lyon. He is a member of American Society of Botanical Artists (ASBA), the Société Française d’Illustration Botanique (SFIB), and the Society of French Watercolorists (SFA).

Vincent Jeannerot website:

Vincent Jeannerot at NCalSBA

BAGSC is offering this three-day workshop as part of a collaborative project with the Northern California Society of Botanical Artists (NCalSBA). NCalSBA will be offering its own three-day workshop with Vincent: "Painting Dahlias in Watercolor," Friday, October 25 – Sunday, October 27, 2019, from 9:00 am - 3:30 pm.

The cost is $350 for NCalSBA members and $400 for NCalSBA non-members. The class size limit is 15 students.

Click here to register online for the NCalSBA workshop only. Contact the NCalSBA Education Chair with any questions about the Northern California workshop.

Paid registrants to the Northern California workshop will receive a supply list, full workshop outline and workshop details.