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Portland, OR 2022 - March 13-21, 2022

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Portland, OR 2022 Registration is NOW OPEN

Watercolor Toolbox

Jacqueline Newbold
9:00 - 4:30 & 6:30 - 9:30
Mon/Mon Eve March 14

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$ 265  

This workshop will teach you everything you need to know to get you started on your watercolor journey. We will explore a variety of watercolor techniques. You will discover how to make your paintings exciting and beautiful by using colorful washes, a variety of brush techniques, and color mixing. You will learn which supplies are the best to buy and how not to waste money on supplies you don’t need. We will cover how to properly set up your palette, techniques for adding watercolor to paper, how to build up color with the appropriate paints, and how to use pigment value to create stunning paintings. I will even show you a secret way to fix a painting! Using our newly learned skills we will paint some small paintings. Your examples and paintings can be bound into a journal creating a toolbox of ideas for future reference. You will be painting with confidence with your collection of watercolor techniques. Bring your watercolor paints and palette to class and I will help you set up your palette correctly.

Materials Fee $15 paid at beginning of class includes:

extra paints, sponges, black gesso, artist tape, extra brushes, liquid latex, tracing paper, salt

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

•• Top quality watercolor paints (not student grade!) I suggest you start out with having at least 6 colors, a warm and a cool of yellow, red, and blue. I would recommend top quality brands such as Daniel Smith, Windsor Newton, Holbein, or Sennelier. 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, Cerulean, or Manganese blue.
• A watercolor palette such the Mijello Fusion AirTight Watercolor Palette (18 Wells)
• Watercolor brushes in a variety of sizes such as Princeton Brush & Co. Series 4050: round #3, round #8, round #10, ½ inch flat, and a liner brush size #2 or #4
• Arches cold press watercolor block 7x10 inches
• Pencil and kneaded eraser
• Permanent black ink pen
• Ruler
• Small cotton cloth or washcloth
• Small spray bottle
• Water container
• Color wheel
• Bulldog clip and board to hold loose paper
Note about watercolor paint colors: My favorite brands include Daniel Smith, Winsor Newton, Sennelier, and Holbein. Cobalt blue, manganese 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/
*website: https://newboldart.com/
* email: newbold0505@bendbroadband.com
 


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