This is a time to journey into the world of color with watercolor specialist, Jacqueline Newbold. Using watercolor as the medium, you will learn the secrets of mixing colors to create vibrant watercolors and control dull lifeless areas in your work. Everyone knows how to make a color wheel, but do you know how to use it? With a deeper understanding of the relationships between colors you will be painting with confidence. This is a relaxing, fun, problem-solving class and a time to explore what works and what does not work with watercolor paintings.
We will explore how to make bright colors glow by neutralizing their surroundings and by using complementary colors. Learning about the unique temperatures of colors will help us create dramatic and lively mixes. You will use the color wheel as a tool to learn new ways to combine colors. We will study the characteristics of the paints on your palette and how they interact so you will know how to have a well-rounded palette.
All your colorful studies will be done on Arches 140 lb. paper and can be bound into your very own 5” x 8” spiral wire book. Fitting easily into your supply bag, it will become an important color reference in your artistic journeys.
Materials Fee $15 paid at beginning of class includes:
Index card dividers
Rubber stamps and ink pads
Acrylic gold and copper paint
Small watercolors palettes for students to try
Supplies Needed to bring for Class:
• Top quality watercolor paints (not student grade) and palette
• 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
• Arches cold press watercolor block 7 x 10 inches
• Color wheel
• Pencil and eraser
• Permanent black ink pen
• Sakura Gelly Roll Glaze pen – black
• Uni-ball Signo white gel ink pen
• Small cotton cloth or washcloth
• Small spray bottle
OPTIONAL: Sharpie oil-based paint pens or other colored markers, letter stencils, alphabet stamps
Note about watercolor paint colors: My favorite brands include Daniel Smith, Winsor Newton, Sennelier, and Holbein. 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 are always on my palette.
Check out my blog post for ideas of a well-rounded watercolor palette: https://newboldart.com/2017/12/30/a-well-rounded-watercolor-palette/
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