Colors are like jewels. Brushes can dance on the surface of the paper making them glow with just paint and water. Watercolor is a great way to express yourself with a medium that it is easy clean up and very rewarding. We will talk about preparation prior to paint, like sketches, colors, values, composition and design. The class will address wet on wet, wet on dry, dry brush, washes, glazes, soft and hard edges techniques.Supplies:
To Sketch: Sketch book spiral bound, and sketch pencils 3B and 6B. White erase, Kneaded erase (important, to erase on watercolor paper).
Paper: Arches Watercolor Sheet paper140lb Cold press. Arches Watercolor block 14” x 20” is an option also Optional brands are Winsor & Newton, or Fabriano. We will be using around 4 sheets on a 6 week session.
Paper Support: Watercolor Backing Board 22” x 15”(Artmate Champion), Gatoboard , Plexiglass, or it can be any support that doesn’t absorb water. It needs to be 22” x 15”. Don’t staple the paper on it.
Palette: Frank Webb Palette, Robert Wood Palette, Skip Lawrence Palette, …. A good size watercolor palette with lid, to hold at least 16 colors.
Brushes: Flat Brushes: 2”flat (Winsor & Newton Sceptre Gold Serie 606 flat) ¾” flat (Kolinsky Sable) Round brushes: Size 6, size 8, and size 12 round, (Isabey, Windsor & Newton Kolinsky sable are the best) Rigger: Size 0 or 1 Regal Rigger Scrubber: Fritch Scrubber size 6 and size 12. Good brushes are very expensive, but it will last forever. If you are not sure about buying it, bring what you have and we can talk about it in class.
Paints: Most of the paints are Winsor & Newton Artists’ Watercolor. I like to buy the 14ml or 37ml tubes. Colors suggested: Cerulean Blue, Cobalt Blue, Ultramarine Blue, Cobalt teal from M. Graham, Olive Green, Viridian Green, Winsor Green, Alizarin Crimson, Cadmium Red, Opera Rose, Winsor Violet, Cadmium Yellow, Lemon Yellow Quinacridone Gold, Raw Sienna, Burn Sienna, Burn Umber
Miscellaneous: Cellulose sponge, Clips (bulldog spring type), Kleenex tissue paper, Water container, Water bottle spray, Roll of paper towel
Where to buy supplies: On line: cheapjoes.com, aswexpress.com, danielsmith.com dickblick.com (Dick Blick has stores in Chicago area) For Brushes a good place to buy is: Kalish Fine Brushes hRp://www.kalishfinestbrushes.com/ 1 973 887-1229Location: Kavanagh BuildingDays: Fridays: September 10 - October 15; 9:30am - 12:30pm ; Class ID: 221315010Class Price: $200 Member Price: $175(see e-newsletter for member discount code)Materials Fee: $0