JUMP IN! PAINTING WATER IN WATERCOLOR
INSTRUCTOR: PEG SHERIDAN
6:00-8:00pm // Tuesdays // June 18-July 23
$165 // Beginner - Advanced
Watercolor is the perfect medium for painting bodies of water, because it flows, sprays, and drips. With a little help from Peg, you can learn to paint water in its many forms. Each class will focus on a different aspect or type of water, including some of the following: lakes , waterfalls, oceans, ripples, reflections, rivers and streams. She will show you techniques for saving whites, making reflections, suggesting underwater rocks, and painting moving water. This class will include: demonstrations, color worksheets, and individual help. It is open to beginners through advanced painters. Bring some photos of your favorite bodies of water.
REQUIRED SUPPLIES AND SAMPLE IMAGES BELOW!
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From Peg: “I am not particular about brushes or paints, but I insist on Arches 140 lb. cold press watercolor paper (if you prefer hot press, you can work on that as well). This is why: it is impossible to do the techniques I teach using cheap paper. You will need 2 sheets (22X30). Do not bring Strathmore of any weight. Rip or cut your sheets into eighths. Or you can bring a block or tablet of Arches paper”
Watercolor brushes, including: 1″ flat, #8 or #10 round, a rigger (#2, 3, or 4) and any other brushes you may want to bring. A scrubber (to take off paint, size #3, 4, or 6), is very helpful.
A covered palette is preferred. If you cover it after a painting session, you can reuse the paint. Otherwise, a white china or plastic plate works for a palette.
Student or professional grade paints, not Artists Loft brand (sold at Michaels). That brand has a lot of fillers, and will not work for this class. The M.Graham brand, sold at Larkin Arts, is great for this class. You will need a warm and a cool of each of these colors: red, yellow, blue. Colors I recommend are:
Warm Yellows: Quinacridone gold // Gamboge
Cool Yellows: Azo // Hansa // Lemon Yellow
Warm Reds: Quinacridone Red// Pyrrol // Napthol // Cadmium Red
Cool Reds: Quinacridone Rose // Alizarin Crimson // Rose Madder // Opera Rose
Warm/neutral Blues: Ultramarine // Cobalt Blue
Cool Blues: Prussian // Antwerp // Turquoise Blue // Cerulean // Manganese
Warm Browns: Quincridone burnt orange // Quinacridone rust // Burnt sienna
-Add any of your favorite colors.
Optional: a small tube of white gouache (which is an opaque watercolor).
Any firm surface, such as masonite, foamcore, etc. It should be at least 10X12.
-A drawing pencil (H or 2H)
-A kneaded eraser
-And X-acto knife or razor blade
-A white gel pen
-Sketchbook or loose paper, to take notes and make small sketches.
-Water container (about the size of a large yogurt or mayo container)
-Bring references or photos of ocean, lake, river, waterfall, rapids and other water scenes
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