246-Stone Bridges in Watercolor

The counties surrounding Bedminster feature iconic stone bridges crossing streams that run into the Raritan and the Musconetcong.  Do you have a favorite bridge?  Learn to paint stone and mortar and surrounding landscape.  Techniques include using semi-opaque and granulating colors, wet in wet, negative painting, spattering, and painting trees and foliage.  Reference will be provided but you are welcome to paint from your own photos.  Novice to Advanced.

Special Notes

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.


•Nos. 8, 10, 12 rounds. Natural bristles or blend (Silver Black Velvet)
• 3/4 - 1” Oval or flat.
•A #10 synthetic round. I use 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 or Fabriano cold press. It’s also nice to have a small watercolor field book for experimenting and keeping notes.

PIGMENTS: Don’t worry if you’re missing something.
Cool Yellow: Winsor Lemon or Aureolin or Hansa Yellow
Light Warm Yellow: Quinacridone Gold
Earth Colors: Raw Sienna or Yellow Ochre, Burnt Sienna, Raw Umber, Burnt Umber
Warm Red: Cadmium Red
Cool Red: Permanent Rose or Quinacridone Rose or Rose Madder Genuine, Alizarin Crimson,
Between Warm and Cool: Mineral Violet
Warm Blue: French Ultramarine Blue, Cobalt
Cool Blue: Cerulean Blue or Cobalt Turquoise Light, Winsor (phthalo) Blue (red or green shade)
Green: Sap AND
Titanium White or Chinese White or white gouache

MISCELLANEOUS – water spray bottle, old toothbrush, small white butcher tray for mixing if your palette doesn’t have a mixing surface, a palette with a cover. Instructor suggests: a Martin Universal Design Mijello Airtight Leak-Proof Palette.

About the Instructor

Doris Ettlinger

A graduate of RISD and the University of Wisconsin - Madison; teacher/coach of the Musconetcong Watercolor Group in Hampton NJ. She has illustrated 40 picture books for children. Her books feature a sensitive drawing style and skillful watercolor technique. Doris's work has been included in the 2024 International Exhibition of the American Watercolor Society.  Please visit:  www.dorisettlinger.com to link to her social media, YouTube and Etsy shop.  


Class Details

June 01 - June 01, 09:30 am - 02:30 pm

Days: Saturday

Tuition: $120

Member Tuition: $95

Location: The Center for Contemporary Art

Semester: Spring 2024

Level: Adult

Instructor: Doris Ettlinger