Online Watercolor Painting Class
May 30, 2020 – 4pm to 6pm
Paint An Open Ocean Seascape
It’s easy to paint ocean water and we’ll do it in this class.
As always, we’ll work with basic watercolor painting techniques – wet-in-wet, dry-in-wet and some drybrush work as well.
Everybody can handle this lesson – even beginners. 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/2019/09/9.4.143-OpenOceanWater_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 1/2? Flat, 1? Flat, 1/4? Flat, Medium Round, Small Round, and Cotman #3 Rigger .
PAINT COLORS – Raw Sienna, DaVinci Burnt Sienna, Winsor Newton French Ultramarine Blue , Daniel Smith 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/.
TRANSFERRING LAYOUT TO 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