Watercolor: Painting Water
Learn to paint beautiful seascapes, waves, rivers and lakes with reflections.
Class demos will show techniques and styles for painting landscape/seascapes with water features including using pastels, wax crayons and gouache to create highlights and details.
Each week students will be given an “assignment” or a painting project to do on their own to help reinforce and build their skills.
No of classes in session: 4
Class Dates: August 9, 16, 23, 30
Live classes: 1.25 hr online
Instructor: Roberta K
Recommended Materials List:
- Medium size watercolor block or pad – Cold Press (Arches – 10×14 or smaller) 140 lb.
- Soft natural sponge and cellulose kitchen sponge for controlling the amount of water on your brushes
- #2 or #3 Pencil
- Kneaded eraser
- 2 large plastic containers for water – 16 oz. containers
- Large flat brush – 1 inch or greater (nylon)
- Round watercolor brushes – Numbers – 8, 10, 12, 14 (Richeson’s Series 9000, Da Vinci and Robert Simmons are all good brushes – good quality & affordable. Brushes usually come in even numbers.)
- Small stiff bristle brush – you will find these with the acrylic and oil brushes (will be used for scrubbing, lifting and correcting)
- Watercolor Palette – large plastic palette, with large enough wells to mix pools of paint
- Paper towels, Tissues (Kleenex, Puffs, etc.)
- Roll of blue painter’s tape
Watercolor Paint: (Recommend Artist Grade paint which has more pigment but is more expensive; Student Grade paint is less expensive and is also acceptable if price is an issue)
- Lemon Yellow
- Cadmium Yellow
- Cadmium Red Medium
- Alizarin Crimson
- Cobalt Blue
- Cerulean Blue
- Ultramarine Blue or Pthalo Blue
- Hooker’s Green Deep
- Sap Green
- Yellow Ochre or Raw sienna
- Burnt Sienna
- Paynes Gray