Pacific Coast Seascape in Watercolor

This is Part 1

See below video for materials and preparation before watching.

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Instructor: Christine Oliver

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Video length: 39:02

Materials you will need before watching this video:
  • 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, 12 (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, a cover is nice
  • Old toothbrush, Paper towels, Tissues (Kleenex, Puffs, etc.)
  • Paint colors: Lemon Yellow, Yellow Ochre, Alizarin Cadmium Yellow, Crimson, Hooker’s Green Deep, Sap Green, Paynes Gray, Cadmium Red Medium, Cobalt Blue,  Ultramarine Blue or Pthalo Blue, Sepia, Burnt Sienna
Preparation:
  • Tape down your paper if not using a gummed pad
  • Create light pencil sketch