Online Watercolor Painting Class
May 26, 2020 – 6pm to 8pm
Wet-Into-Wet Impression of Black-Eyed Susans
In this class, we’ll paint a small vase of black-eyed susans in a small vase.
This is a great class to get used to working fast and loose.
As always, we’ll work with basic watercolor painting techniques. Because it’s fast and loose, you’ll get lot’s of practice with the wet-in-wet technique. We’ll also use a good bit of the dry-in-wet technique to get some detail and to get darker areas.
Everybody can handle this lesson – even beginners. The key is to work with very wet washes. As always, we’ll take it step-by-step so everyone should be able to follow along.
What you’ll need:
DRAWING LAYOUT: Download the drawing layout here – https://watercolormethods.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/8.29.142-SketchingFlowersInVase_layout.pdf.
Transfer the layout to your watercolor paper. Either copy the layout freehand or trace onto your paper. You can use any window as a light box – this short video shows you how: https://watercolormethods.com/2018/10/tracing-your-composition-onto-watercolor-paper/
BRUSHES: 1? Flat, Medium Round, Small Round
PAINT COLORS – Cadmium Yellow Medium, WN Cerulean Blue, Winsor Newton Perm. Alizarin Crimson, DaVinci Aureolin Mix, WN Cobalt Blue
PAPER: preferably Arches 140lb Cold Press cut to about 7? x 11? or so
Rags for blotting the brushes, water containers (I use two, one for clean water, the other to rinse and get dirty), a hair dryer
Download a comprehensive list and description of recommended supplies and materials here – https://watercolormethods.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Watercolor-Painting-Materials-and-Supplies.pdf
VALUE AND VALUE SCALE
It can be difficult to get really dark areas in watercolor. One of the best ways to make sure you do is with a value scale. You may already have one of those commercial value scales that are often included with color wheels. It’s easy to create an abbreviated, five-step scale that will work just fine. Click here for a short video on how to create a five step value scale – https://watercolormethods.com/2018/10/creating-a-five-step-value-scale/. Transfer to your watercolor paper. Either copy the layout freehand or trace onto your paper. You can use any window as a light box – this short video shows you how: https://watercolormethods.com/2018/10/tracing-your-composition-onto-watercolor-paper/
Suggested Materials: I recommend a basic set of watercolor materials for this class. Download from my website using the link below.
Online Meeting Info
Watercolor Studio Meets Online Via Zoom. Each week’s class will be announced by email.
Your Fee payment is your RSVP. Once you have RSVP’d, I’ll forward the Zoom meeting information for the week.
SINGLE CLASS FEE
Single Class Fee