Figurative Watercolor

Monday, November 5, 2012
Gallery Building 89A and Art Barn Rd. SedonaAZUnited States of America  86339
Monday, November 5, 2012
Gallery Building 89A and Art Barn Rd. SedonaAZUnited States of America  86339

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Figurative Watercolor
Pierre Mion
4 days Nov 5 - 8, 2012

One of the lessons we learn through art is that spontaneity is often well planned. Pierre Mion will guide students in creating the elusive watercolor image that is both, solid and spontaneous, gestural, yet rich with the evocation of detail and specificity.

Students of all levels are welcome in this step-by-step approach to the figure in watercolor. You will learn to use the vignette as a way to emphasize the look of a sketch. You will learn how to draw for the watercolor that follows and through demonstration and one-on-one classroom assistance you will learn the details of how to use the watercolor palette - which brushes, how much water and what washes to start with.

Students are likely to complete two to three paintings, starting with instructor provided images and having the option to use their own after the first painting.

Pierre Mion has been teaching watercolor for over 15 years and enjoys teaching a class with a full spectrum of students from "raw beginners" to those with significant experience. His step-by-step approach creates a relaxed environment with no pressure and surprising results.


Payment Options: Students may pay in full or choose the payment-plan option during registration. The payment plan requires a non-refundable $100 deposit with the balance due 30 days before the first day of the workshop.  

Materials List (copy and paste into new document to print it out)

1. Brushes
 No. 12 round
 No. 8 round
 No. 4 round
 No. 2 round

2. Paint:
 Alizarin crimson
 Brown madder
 Burnt sienna 
 Burnt umber
 Cadmium red
 Cadmium yellow pale
 Cobalt blue
 French ultramarine (blue)
 Payne's gray
 Prussian blue
 Raw sienna
 Raw umber
 Winsor orange (red shade) - cannot be made with red and yellow
3. Pallette:
A butcher tray or large white dinner plate can substitute.

4. Paper:
  I will supply Arches 300 lb rough, 22" X 30" cut in half to 22" X 15" at my cost.

5. Lead pencil no. 1-B or HB

6. A cheap pencil sharpener

7. Knife - Exacto #11

8. Sand paper, medium #100 or 120

9. Water cup (larger than a coffee cup)

10. Roll of paper towels

11. Notebook

12. Sketch book

13. Matches

14. Pair of pliers

15. Ruler

16. Roll of drafting or artists' tape

Most of these supplies can be purchased through Cheap Joe's catalog, phone 1-800-227-2788 or Jerry's Catalog, phone 1-800-827-8478.

Allow enough time to receive a catalog and shipping of supplies.

Your local arts store will have a lot of these materials at a higher cost.

Call Pierre with any questions at 1-928-649-8059.

Pierre's website:

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