LOOSENING UP IN WATERCOLOR
INSTRUCTOR: PEG SHERIDAN
6:00-8:00pm // Tuesdays // October 15-November 19
$190 // Basic Experience - Advanced
Do you feel like you have stalled in your watercolor painting? Do your paintings lack excitement and interest? Would you like to learn more about color and design? Then this may be the class that takes you to a new level! Get out of your rut, and try new ideas and techniques in watercolor. You choose your subject matter, and let Peg show you how to paint it in new, more interesting ways! This class is for those with some experience in basic watercolor techniques.
REQUIRED SUPPLIES AND SAMPLE IMAGES BELOW
Receive 10% discount on individual supplies at Larkin Arts
40% OFF ON M.GRAHAM WATERCOLOR PAINTS FOR STUDENTS IN THIS CLASS!!
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). 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 subjects you would like to paint. Look for ones with: strong lights and darks, large shapes, good compositions