443-Watercolor Autumn Scene

Country Landscapes in Autumn are all about warm vibrant colors set off by cool greens and neutrals. Learn to use pure pigment for maximum effect. Techniques include wet in wet, negative painting, spattering and using brush alternatives. This is a studio class is for all levels.


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.


BRUSHES - 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.

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

September 23 - September 23, 09:30 am - 02:30 pm

Days: Saturday

Tuition: $120

Member Tuition: $95

Location: The Center for Contemporary Art

Semester: Fall 2023

Level: Adult (Intermediate)

Instructor: Doris Ettlinger