Please come prepared to the workshop, with your drawing carefully laid out on a piece of watercolor paper to the size of 12”x16” or larger. Use good quality W.C. paper (Arches or Fabriano); 140 or 300 pound, either cold press or rough. The paper should be secured to a firm board
with tape, staples or both.
You will need a variety of good quality brushes, large and small, for washes and details respectively. Also, bring along a stiff bristle oil painting ‘Fan’ brush for
some special techniques.
As to paints, a wide variety of colors can be used and adapted to our needs. I will be using, specifically: yellow ochre, hansa yellow, raw sienna, burnt sienna, burnt umber, cadmium red, quinacridone rose, deep scarlet, sap green, cobalt blue, ultramarine blue and thalo green (blue shade). I also use other colors, but more than enough can be done with those enumerated. In addition to these watercolors, you will need a white gouache…preferably
Chinese white watercolor would also be acceptable.
Please bring along a good natural sponge for softening and correcting mistakes. Yes, we can fix a watercolor painting! We all make mistakes and I will show
you how to deal with them.
Be prepared to relax and have fun. This won’t be the Spanish inquisition… Ian.