Using watercolor and portions of your favorite photographs, we will paint portraits, pets and landscapes based on what is contained in the photograph. Learn how to paint outside the box! We will capture the essence of your photos by embellishing them with watercolor. This fun technique helps you to develop your artistic eye with color and value. Shapes and figures can be exaggerated to make whimsical and delightful paintings. Are you intimidated by drawing people or animals? Don’t worry - the photo does the hard part for you!
$10 materials fee payable to instructor at beginning of class includes:
Color photos, templates, Yes glue, Markers, Gold and white acrylic paints, drawing paper, Extra paints and brushes for students to use if they don’t have their own.
Supplies Needed to bring for Class:
• Your watercolor supplies, including your watercolor paints, palette and brushes or consider my new DANIEL SMITH Extra Fine Watercolor Jacqueline Newbold Traveling Kit. This is a wonderful way to get started! A savings of over $60 and includes free shipping! Check out what is included in the kit on my blog: djnewbold.blogspot.com. The only way to order the kit is to call or email Joan Wright at Daniel Smith Art Supplies: EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org or CALL: 206-812-5877 ext 454.
NOTE: If you do not have this kit, please try to have similar colors (other brands such as Winsor Newton, Holbein or Sennelier are great) on your palette for this workshop. Here are a few of the colors I recommend: new gamboge, hansa yellow, Winsor red, permanent rose, phthalo blue, and cerulean blue.
• Arches 140 lb watercolor paper
• A drawing pencil and kneaded eraser
• Permanent black ink pen
• Ruler (clear)
• Sharpie pen
• Water container
• Washcloth or sponge
• Color photos that you want to paint. The photos should be at least 5” x 7” and large enough to see details of faces or pets. Also make copies of your photos on an 8” x 10” piece of paper for designing the paintings. I will also have some photos of landscapes for your use.