Combining pen and ink with watercolor creates an exciting and spectacular look in paintings. In this workshop, Jacqueline will teach you a variety of artistic ways to combine watercolor paints with different types of permanent and water-soluble inks, and water-soluble pencils. We will play around with different pens creating small, easy paintings to test the performance of the inks. We will incorporate inks into your watercolor paintings by adding words, shaping edges, adding dimension, and well-placed dark values. You learn how to create big bold letters with a colorful variegated watercolor wash. These techniques are perfect for enhancing your art journals as well! All levels welcome!
Materials Fee $20 payable to instructor at beginning of class includes:
• Extra watercolor paint samples.
• Artist tape
• A variety of pens, inks, water-soluble pencils. Colored markers
• Water-soluble pens
• Different types of paper to try
• Black gesso
• Rubber latex resist
Supplies Needed to bring for Class:
• • Top quality watercolor paints (not student grade!) I suggest you start out with top quality brands such as Daniel Smith, Windsor Newton, Holbein, or Sennelier with at least 6 colors, a warm and a cool of yellow, red, and blue. Suggested colors: COOL YELLOW: Lemon yellow or Hansa yellow light, WARM YELLOW; new Gamboge or quinacridone gold, COOL RED: Permanent rose or quinacridone rose, WARM RED: Permanent red or Windsor red, WARM BLUE: French ultramarine blue, COOL BLUE: cobalt blue. Optional colors include: Permanent orange, Permanent Magenta, Manganese blue, quinacridone purple, French vermilion, quinacridone burnt orange, and rich green gold. Check out my blog post for ideas of a well-rounded watercolor palette: http://djnewbold.blogspot.com/2017/12/a-well-rounded-watercolor-palette.html
• A watercolor palette such the Mijello Fusion AirTight Watercolor Palette (18 Wells) to hold your paints
• Watercolor brushes in a variety of sizes such as Princeton Brush & Co. Series 4050: round #3, round #8, ½ inch flat, and a liner brush size #2 or #4. Optional - A scrubby brush such as Cheap Joe’s Fritch Scrubber brush, size lifter 6 or 8
• Arches cold press watercolor block 7 x 10 inches or your watercolor journal
• Pencil and kneaded eraser
• Uni-Ball UM 153 Signo white gel pen
• A black glaze gel pen by Sakura
• All your favorite ink pens
• Small cotton cloth or washcloth
• Small spray bottle
Optional: Alphabet and patterned stencils, Posca or Sharpie oil-based paint pens, Pentel Slicci metallic gel pens, reference photos, rubber stamps, a glass dip pen.