In this workshop, we’ll suggest the starkness and the promise of this changeable month. Learn to mix color by layering pure transparent pigments. Create a delicate winter landscape of deepening hues and values by using only transparent staining colors and allowing each layer to dry before applying the next wash. Using an easy to draw format, we will focus on color, value, and the nature of different pigments.
All students must comply with the Policies and Procedures found on The Center's website. There will be no refunds for students removed from class for failure to observe The Center’s Policies and Procedures.
MaterialsBRUSHES - A good watercolor brush holds water and comes to a point. Current favorite brand is Silver Black Velvet, a mix of squirrel and synthetic. Not expensive!
For this workshop we’ll use:
• Nos. 8, 10, 12 rounds.
• 3/4 - 1” Oval or flat.
•A #10 synthetic round. Instructor uses Loew Cornell.
•A rigger brush, no. 6 or 8. Any brand.
• Flat bristle brush, 1/2, 3/4 or 1”. Any brand.
PAPER – 140 lb. Arches cold press. You can buy a 9 x 12” block, or buy a sheet and quarter it to 15 x 11”.
It’s also nice to have a small watercolor field book for experimenting and keeping notes. https://www.dickblick.com/products/holbein-multimedia-books/ Or: https://www.dickblick.com/products/canson-montval-fieldwatercolor-artbooks/
PAINT – (Tube colors.) Good brands are Winsor & Newton, Holbein, Sennelier and Daniel Smith. If you’re new to watercolor, buy Cotman. Colors: Cadmium Yellow, Raw Sienna (or Yellow Ochre), Quinacridone Gold, Burnt Sienna, Cadmium Red, Permanent Rose (or Carmine), Alizarin Crimson, Mineral Violet (or Violet), French Ultramarine Blue, Cerulean Blue (or Cobalt Turquoise Light), Cobalt Blue. And a green. Your choice.
MISCELLANEOUS – water spray bottle, small white butcher tray for mixing if your palette doesn’t have a mixing surface, a palette with a cover. Instructor uses this one: a https://www.dickblick.com/products/mijellofusion-airtightleakproof-palettes/
Best to buy online from Dick Blick or another online outlet.