Online Watercolor Painting Class
May 19, 2020 – 6pm to 8pm
Paint A Summer Sky With Clouds
In this class we’ll paint a summer scene with a focus on the sky with big, puffy, summery clouds.
We’ll work with three basic watercolor painting techniques to get this great scene: wet-in-wet, dry-in-wet, and drybrush.
The real focus on the painting is getting these great summer clouds, but we’ll also add a simple landscape and work to get the look of distance using aerial perspective.
This class will be a bit of a challenge for beginners, but 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/2019/07/7.7.129-SummerSkyClouds_layout.pdf. 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/
BRUSHES – 1 1/2? Flat, Medium Round #14 or so (1/4? wide at ferrule), Small Round # 6 or 8 (1/8? wide), and a rigger
PAINT COLORS – Cobalt Blue, Cerulean Blue, French Ultramarine Blue, Permanent Alizarin Crimson, Burnt Sienna, Raw Sienna
PAPER – preferably Arches 140lb Cold Press cut to about 9? x 12? – slightly different proportions is OK
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/
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