Watercolor Realism Basics Workshop with Sherree Rodriguez
October 15, 22, 29 and November 5 | 1-4pm
Have you ever longed to paint beautiful flowers, pollinators, or still life in vivid detail? This four-week class will allow participants to learn some watercolor realism basics, with beautiful color and transparent painting techniques. The subject matter will reflect a garden theme. Appropriate for beginners or intermediate artists wanting to learn realism. Please note, there is no need to be accomplished at drawing to take this course. The emphasis will be on painting. Transfer drawing techniques will be utilized. This will be a time to get acquainted with the process in a low-pressure environment and have fun to boot!
Note: All regular priced supplies are available at 20% off from Art Department for this class.
- Arches Watercolor Cold Press paper, 140# or 300# weight, 1 full sheet or a block in 9x12 size. If using loose paper, then also a board to tape the paper to, and 1" white artist tape to secure it to the board. This paper is highly recommended, to the point of being required as it will provide you with a proven painting experience.
- The following professional grade watercolor paints:
- M.Graham Nickel Azo Yellow (PY 150)
- M. Graham Ultramarine Blue (PB 29)
- M. Graham Phthalocyanine Blue (PB 15:3) OR W&N Winsor Blue Green Shade (PB 15)
- Winsor & Newton Permanent Rose (PV19)
- Winsor & Newton Quinacridone Magenta (PR 122)
- An assortment of synthetic watercolor brushes (round) in sizes: 10/0, 12/0, 0, 1, 3, 6, 8, or similar range of sizes
- A larger brush such as Princeton Umbria Round 12 or Neptune Round 12.
- Containers for water (2)
- A roll of paper towels
- Spray bottle for water
- Fine tip pencil, such as a Graphgear 300 mechanical pencil with HB .7 ml lead
- Kneaded eraser
- White eraser, like Faber-Castell
- A palette with several inches of flat space for mixing paint, such as the Butcher Tray Palette – size 7 x 10 or 11 x 15
- Transfer or graphite paper
- Ivory or white artist's tape - 1/2", such as Art Alternative brand; (important to avoid colored tape)