041) Fundamentals of Watercolor

Are you drawn to this spontaneous, light-filled medium? Watercolor can capture a mood and moment with spontaneity. We’ll focus on basic watercolor skills like color mixing, use of warm and cool pigments, brushwork and design, to create studies and completed paintings from life, photo and imagination. Learn more about how to work with the unique properties of watercolor paint, paper and brushes. Appropriate for the beginning or less experienced student.

Supply List

PAPER: Watercolor paper 140#,100% cotton, cold press fine. One full sheet = four 11 x 15” or  six  7 ½ x 11”.   Arches of Lana or a water color block (10 Sheets, Same type of paper 10 x 14” good.

A Watercolor Notebook: Stillman and Bern (Beta Series)  8x10” Or  Strathmore Mixed Media book with heavy no-bleed paper.

PAINTS Winsor Newton Professional preferred (or Cotman - their student. grade) Buy transparent watercolor tubes (not Gouache)  
Yellows: Winsor Yellow, New Gamboge
Blues: Ultramarine or Permanent Blue, Winsor blue, Cerulean Blue 
Reds: Alizarin Crimson or Carmine, Permanent Rose, Cadmium or Winsor Rd  
Optional: green Gold, Burnt Sienna, Winsor Green, Winsor Violet. 

PALETTE: with lid to fill with tube paints: Mijelo brand is smaller but has eighteen holes, Airtight Portable Palette. Pike brand hasLarger mixing space. Airtight cover.

BRUSHES for Watercolor:
Short handled Synthetic: 
Flat  brush ¾” or 1” 
Round brush: size between #8,10 or 12 Silver Brand, White works for me. It’s springy and keeps a good point. Reasonably priced. 

ALSO:  water containers, paper towels and/or rag , tissues, .2B graphite Pencil,  kneaded or plastic eraser. Black indelible sharpie. 

All supplies listed are available at Jerry’s Artarama store in Princeton and on line. Also at other online artists supply stores (Cheap Joe’s)