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Secrets of Watercolor Magic

Jacqueline Newbold
9:00 - 4:30
Sat March 22

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$ 185  

This workshop is about getting from the white of the page to a beautiful, finished painting. Jacqueline uses her scientific background to break a painting into manageable portions easy enough for beginners and fun for more advanced students. She will teach you the watercolor painting process using techniques to create depth, colorful shadows, texture, and edge control. We will start with some “How to…” For example, how to make a colorful wash and not have “mud” on your painting. How to paint a beautiful terra cotta pot filled with flowers. How to paint a textured stone wall. How to pick the right colors… We will create some watercolor magic when we combine all these “How to” into several watercolor paintings! All levels are welcome.  

Materials Fee $15 paid at beginning of class includes:

• Inks
• Extra paints
• Masa Paper
• Watercolor Sticks
• Tracing paper
• Golden Fluid acrylic paint

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

• Top quality watercolor paints (not student grade).
• Watercolor Palette
• Watercolor brushes in a variety of sizes such as Princeton Brush & Co. Series 4050 such as a round #3, round #8, ½ inch flat, and a liner brush size #2 or #4
• Arches cold press watercolor block 9 x 12 inches or a Fabriano Watercolor Journal (available at Amazon. Note that it is advertised as a pastel block but it really is a nice watercolor paper journal.)
• Small acrylic paint brush
• Drawing pencil and kneaded eraser
• Permanent black ink pen
• Uni-ball Signo White gel pen
• Black Glaze gel pen by Sakura
• Water container
• Small cotton cloth or washcloth
• Small spray bottle
• Scissors

• A note about my favorite watercolor paints: The brands I like include Daniel Smith, Winsor Newton, Sennelier, and Holbein. These are my favorite colors: Cobalt blue, cerulean blue, French ultra-marine, permanent magenta, permanent rose, French vermilion, quinacridone red, permanent orange, new gamboge or Indian yellow, Hansa or lemon yellow, quinacridone gold, and sap green. I will have a couple extra palettes for those of you who are new to watercolor and don’t want to spend a lot of money buying paint.


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