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- Value-able Watercolor Painting; How to Create Dramatic Contrasts with Instructor Mary P. Murphy
Value-able Watercolor Painting; How to Create Dramatic Contrasts with Instructor Mary P. Murphy
August 5, 2018
Next Session: Sunday, August 05, 2018 / 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
In this workshop, we’ll focus on taking a fresh look at value so we can avoid tepid watercolor paintings. We will explore:
- how to evaluate contrast;
- when, where and how to punch up value;
- how to create beautiful blacks, and
- why understanding pigments is important to achieving value.
Students should bring works in progress; if none are available, bring a simple reference that you can paint fairly quickly.
- Paintings in progress – any level of completion, even if you’re not happy with them!
- Good quality watercolor paper (like Arches), either 140 or 300 lb cold press, sheets or a block are fine. If you use sheets, please bring a board to tape your paper to.
- Water bucket
- Paper towels or tissues
- Pencil and eraser
- Masking tape
- Plastic palette
- Frisket or masking fluid
PAINTS: Bring your regular palette and tubes of paint, to include, at a minimum,
- Cool yellow (for example, Aureolin)
- Warm yellow (for example, New Gamboge or Indian Yellow)
- Cool red (for example, Permanent Alizarin, Quinacridone Pink)
- Warm red (for example, Quinacridone Red, Cadmium Red , Scarlet Lake, Quinacridone Coral)
- Cool blue (for example, Phthalo Blue, Cerulean Blue, Cobalt Blue)
- Warm blue (for example, French Ultramarine, Cobalt Blue)
If you don’t have Phthalo Green, please purchase a tube.
- ¼” flat, preferably a “One Stroke Flat”
- ½” flat
- 1” and/or 1.5” flat
- Round brush with a good point, approximately 3/8”
The Cost of the Workshop is $125 with an additonal 10% off for Members.
Registration deadline: July 29th, 2018
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