Please bring these supplies to my workshop:
Paint- watercolor tube paints
recommended brands- Winsor Newton, Holbein, Cotman, Grumbacher, or Da Vinci.
cadmium yellow medium OR new gamboge
cadmium red medium OR Napthal Red
alizarin crimson OR carmine
pthalo blue OR prussian blue
Paper- 140, 260, or 300 lb cold pressed watercolor paper. Arches or Jack Richeson brands.
(I like 300 lb paper, because I can use a LOT of water without any buckling.)
Bring at least 2 half sheets (22x15") for each day of class.
(Paper will be provided for the Workshop at the Crary Gallery in Warren, PA.)
#4 Round sable hair
#8 round sable hair
large wash brush, at least ½” wide - synthetic, camel hair or hake brush is fine.
Palette with at least 10 wells
Kneaded or Magic Rub eraser
water container- the size of a large yogurt container is good
a roll of paper towels
masking fluid, and a tool to apply it. I use a toothpick.
if you have them:
a drawing board
a blow dryer
About my Watercolor Workshops:
Participants will learn how to plan a painting, and to use the technique of layering washes to achieve a colorful, glowing watercolor painting.
I will provide a photograph, and give step by step demonstrations to guide you in the techniques. A 2 day workshop will have a more complicated subject than a one day workshop. My goal is that all participants get practical experience, from beginning to end, in using my realistic painting techniques.
All of my workshops are designed for those who are familiar with the basic techniques of watercolor painting.