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Watercolor Nature Journal

Jacqueline Newbold
9:00 - 4:30 & 6:30 - 9:30
Tue/Tue Eve April 11

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$ 285  

Dive into the colorful world of nature with scientist and botany major Jacqueline Newbold! She will guide you step-by-step as you explore various fun ways to use watercolor paints and mixed-media to create a naturalist art journal. Keeping a journal of your field notes, drawings, and paintings of the natural world will enrich your experiences with nature and help develop your skills as an artistic naturalist. Jacqueline shows how to capture the essence of the wonderful world of feathered and furry creatures and flowers with simplified, easy drawing methods, colorful painting techniques, and creative mixed-media embellishments. We will explore different watercolor paints and how use their characteristics to create the look of feathers and fur and add shimmer and shine. This is great workshop for beginner to advance painters that want to improve their painting skills.

Materials Fee $15 paid at beginning of class includes:

Gouache, Acrylic paint, Latex paint, watercolor paint samples, inks, artist tape, tracing paper, field guides and reference photos,

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. Optional colors include: 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)
• 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
• Pencil and kneaded eraser
• Uni-Ball UM 153 Signo white gel pen
• A black glaze gel pen by Sakura
• Your favorite permanent black ink pen and a set of Faber Castell Pitt Artist pens XS, S, and Medium sized nibs
• Small cotton cloth or washcloth
• Small spray bottle
• Optional – small light box with extension cord
• Optional - Sharpie oil-based paint pens or other colored markers
• Optional- photo references of your favorite animals and flowers


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