May 2, 3, and 4, 2018
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
This workshop is designed for intermediate to advanced painters. It is not appropriate for beginners.
The medium of watercolor will be explored as an end unto itself as well as a sketching and study medium. Many watercolor workshops focus on technique. Although technique will be discussed and demonstrated, this workshop will emphasize all of the fundamentals of concept, composition/design, value arrangements, draftsmanship, color etc. The technical range of watercolor from wet on wet to dry brush technique will be exercised and demonstrated.
A suggested list of materials is below:
-Watercolor blocks (for working on location) suggested size approximately 9×12
-Paper ﬁnish is personal preference, i.e. hot press, cold press, clay ﬁnish
-Slightly larger blocks or stretched watercolor paper for studio use.
-A full range of tube colors or pan colors. (artists choice). I use Holbein and Winsor and Newton. I sometimes employ Chinese white if you’re inclined to include it in your paint box.
-A plastic palette or butcher pan. I recommend the John Pike palette.
-Natural or synthetic watercolor brushes ranging in size from large wash brushes to brushes for small detail work.