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Watercolor Painting

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Come and explore a fascinating medium! You will learn a range of techniques including basic, variegated, and graded washes. Develop a unique vision as you learn about or strengthen your understanding of color, composition, and building value through successive washes. Demonstrations will be given and examples from masters shown as we paint using photographs as reference. One on one instruction benefits students of all levels.

 
Basic Materials List
 
Paint 
Buy artist grade tubes, but if you are on a budget the “Cotman” watercolors by Winsor & Newton are OK. Small: 5ml/.17 oz OK
Winsor & Newton Aureolin Yellow, Cadmium Yellow, Cobalt Blue (Cobalt Blue Deep is OK), Winsor Blue (Green Shade) OR Pthalo Blue, Cadmium Red, and Permanent Rose. [2 yellows, 2 blues, 2 reds]
 
Paper
I recommend 140lb. Cold Press watercolor blocks 9”x12“, 10”x14“, or 12”x16.” Blocks have a gum binding around the edges. This helps to keep the paper flat and eliminates the need for ‘stretching’ the paper.
Examples:
Utrecht French Premium Watercolor blocks (Utrecht only)
Montval Watercolor blocks (Cheap Joes, Jerry’s Artarama)
Kilimanjaro Original White watercolor blocks (Cheap Joes)
Arches. Available at most suppliers, it is more expensive, but it is beautiful paper.
 
Brushes
Buy synthetic sable such as Winsor & Newton ‘Cotman,’  Princeton synthetic sable, or Mimik Kolinsky Synthetic short handled brushes.
One flat: ¾” (½ “ or 1” if you cannot get a ¾). One #8 round. 
Later add: a Liner or Rigger #2
 
Palette
Creative Mark Palette, Tom Lynch Palette, or an empty half pan ‘box.’ I use a John Pike standard palette.
 
Misc:
Paper Towels
2 plastic containers for water
HB or B drawing pencil
Eraser (I prefer a kneaded eraser)
Sponge
 
 Intermediate Materials List
 
Paint: Use Artist Grade Pigments
Transparent:                 Schmincke gamboge modern
                                    Schmincke translucent orange
                                    Winsor & Newton aureolin yellow
                                    Schmincke Viridian
 
Staining:                      Winsor & Newton permanent alizarin crimson
                                    Winsor & Newton permanent rose
                                    Schmincke phthalo blue AND / OR Winsor & Newton winsor blue: green shade
                                    Schmincke phthalo green AND / ORWinsor & Newton winsor green: blue shade                                        Schmincke sap green
                                   
Semi-Transparent         Schmincke cobalt blue deep
                                    Schmincke ultramarine finest   
 
Semi-Opaque                Schmincke cadmium yellow middle
                                    Schmincke scarlet red (#363)
                                    Schmincke olive green yellowish (#525)
                                    Schmincke payne’s grey (#783)
                                    Schmincke cobalt cerulean (#499)
                                    Schmincke cobalt turquoise
                                    Schmincke dark blue indigo (#498)
 
Opaque:                        Schmincke cadmium orange deep
                                    Schmincke cadmium red middle
                                    Schmincke Hooker’s Green
                                    Light red (substitute: Schmincke English Venetian red)
                                    Winsor & Newton Indian red
 
Tertiaries:                     Schmincke (#656) or Winsor & Newton yellow ochre
                                    Schmincke raw sienna
                                    Sennelier (#211) or Winsor & Newton burnt sienna
                                    Maimeri (#492) or Winsor & Newton burnt umber
                                    Winsor & Newton sepia
 
White:                          white gouache (this is opaque)
 
Brushes: Invest in a new brush
 
Papers: Blocks and sheets: Hot Press, Cold Press, Rough. Consider buying one 300 lb. Sheet and cutting or tearing into 4, 6, or 8 smaller sheets. Try different brands: Kilimanjaro, Arches, Waterford, Fabriano…
 

Online or Catalog Suppliers
Jerry’s Artarama: www.jerrysartarama.com
Cheap Joe’s Art Stuff: www.cheapjoes.com
Utrecht: www.utrecht.com
Local: AC Moore, Michael’s, AI Friedman, Thomsons.
 

Class Details

4 Sessions
Weekly - Thu

Location
Girl Scout House

Instructor
Anne Johann 

Tuition: 

$120.00


Schedule Information

Skip dates: (No class on 02/21/2019)

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
1/31/2019 - 2/28/2019 Weekly - Thu 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Scarsdale, Girl Scout House   Map Anne Johann