Upcoming Retreats

Portland, OR 2023 - April 11 - April 19, 2023

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Watercolor Village Escapades

Jacqueline Newbold
9:00 - 4:30 & 6:30 - 9:30
Wed/Wed Eve April 12

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$ 285  

Join me on an artistic journey! Learn how to transform your own travel experiences into paintings. Finding inspiration from urban sketching and using our colorful watercolors, we will paint scenes in and around quaint Italian and French villages. Even though we will not be going out and about to paint on location in a town, I will have photos and reference materials for you to use. You will learn how to simplify scenes and use perspective to recreate local scenes. You will learn about successful color mixing and a variety of ways to use pen and ink. Every corner becomes a possible painting as you learn to paint the world around.

Materials Fee $15 paid at beginning of class includes:

Gouache, Acrylic paint, Latex paint, extra watercolor paint, inks, artist tape, specialty watercolor paper, reference photos, tracing paper

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 – photos of places you would like to paint. Bring a color copy and a 8x10 black and white copy.


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