Watercolours for Intermediates
Nature watercolour painting is wonderful for portraying mountains, forests, rivers and alluring landscapes that are vital, bold, and luminous. Watercolour brings out an emotional response in viewers. It offers a sense of hope and serenity. If you have already started painting this is the Workshop for you to release the creative artist inside.
Watercolours allow light to reflect and offer a radiant effect, and it is one of the oldest mediums to capture natural beauty.
Using locally sourced reference photographs, we will find out how to manipulate watercolours to become even better in our work. We will talk about papers and how they can add to the quality of paintings. Reserving whites, learning about values ranging from light to midtones to darks will be incorporated into our paintings. Exploring shapes, contrasts, light and shadow are important topics to cover and we will experiment to create depth using aerial perspective.
There will be demonstrations and a step-by-step method used throughout the workshop.
We will have critiques emphasizing what each artist has done well and share learnings.
- Paints: Yarka Watercolours Semi-Moist Pan Paints of 12 Professional Grade (Currys or Wyndham or other if you have paints already)
- Brushes: ¼ inch flat or ½ inch flat, #8 round, 1” flat and #2 or #3 detail brush Or #6 rigger or script brush
- Paper: Pad of Canson 140 lb. Watercolour Paper Approx. 11” x 15” Or Strathmore or other
- Support: Foam Core 11” x 15” or bigger
- Tape: Masking Tape 1”(Dollarama)
- Palette: Watercolour Palette or Foam Plates
- Water: 2 Yogurt Containers
- Masking Fluid: Demco or Winsor Newton or other
- Pencil and gum eraser
- Micron pen 0.5
- Mr. Clean Erase (grocery store)
- Kosher Salt (Just a bit)
- Credit Card