Glow with Watercolor
Start: Saturday, October 12, 2013 @ 9:00 AM (MST)
Sedona , AZ 86339
We're sorry, but this activity is over. The last meeting was Tuesday, October 15, 2013.
Glow With Watercolor
GLOW! In this workshop the focus is on color; on creating rich, luminous, glowing color. All water-based mediums are welcome, however I will work and demonstrate in watercolor, and we will be working with the transparent element of water-based mediums.
Often colors cannot be matched to what is seen in nature or a photo, the luminosity gets lost. There are many many tricks to recreating this vibrant color, most of them surprisingly simple. You will learn how to work within your palette to achieve the glow you want. (And we'll go over the basics of how to work with water and color to create those wonderful watery effects: wet into wet, scumbling, glazing... and more).
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.
About Peggy Sands
BORN INTO AN artistic family in New York, Peggy Sands' early exposure to art was an integral part of her childhood. Her formal education began at age 13 in her high school art room. There she learned the fundamentals of art and design, drawing, painting and printmaking. Professional recognition came early; at 16 she won an honorable mention in Seventeen Magazine's National Illustration contest; three years later she went on to win 1st prize. Sands attended Rhode Island School of Design, (RISD), studying with Dale Chihuly and Jun Kaneko, among others. Throughout her four years at art school she freelanced as a graphic designer and illustrator, continuing her career in Boston after graduation.
A chance trip to San Gimignano, Italy, rekindled her first love painting. She dusted off her brushes and recommenced, overwhelmed by the incandescent light and color of Tuscany. This led to several working / painting visits to San Gimignano, culminating in a move and the jump to full time painting in 1994. There she painted and sold her watercolors for fourteen years. In 2001 her work was featured in International Artist Magazine. In late 2005, Sands moved to Sedona, Arizona. In June 2007 she received the City of Sedona Professional Artists Grant to further develop a new technique, of painting large acrylics in a watercolor like style. See more about Peggy on her website www.peggysands.com
Glow Materials List
Cadmium red medium
Cerulean blue Winsor Newton
Cadmium yellow Winsor Newton*
Quinocridone gold (Daniel Smith)
Pthalo green BS
Permanent sap green
Yellow ochre or raw sienna
Van dyke brown
Venetian or Indian red*
Neutral tint Winsor Newton*
* colors I use and like but are not essential.
All these watercolors are available online at danielsmith.com for a good price. I prefer certain colors from Winsor Newton, as marked, otherwise I use Daniel Smith. Quinacridone gold must be Daniel Smiths. I?ll explain in class. www.danielsmith.com
You can find great deals for Winsor Newton paint on ebay. Winsor Newton is also fabulous paint, no problem if you use that.
Holbein, Schminke and a few others are also excellent but pricier than D Smith.
I?d suggest holding off on buying a lot of paint till you know what you like.
With watercolors you definitely get what you pay for. You will not get good color if you don?t shell out for good paint.
Daniel Smith has the best quality / price ratio.
Arches 140 lb cold press or rough. Bring 1-2 large sheets to cut up or a watercolor pad.
You will need 3 brushes: Daniel Smith has information on different types of brushes: sizes, shapes and materials.
Basically natural bristle brushes are way pricier. They last longer, hold much more water/ paint and are softer. You do not need to shell out this kind of money till you have a better idea what you are doing.
Synthetic brushes are fine, especially when you are first learning.
I mostly use DaVinci half synthetic / half natural brushes that I got in Italy. Daniel Smith has good brushes at a good price.
Round No. 4, 5 or 6
Round No. 10
Â¾ ? or 1? flat
Containers for water, ie old yogurt containers
board to paint on (cardboard works fine)
hairdryer (theres one or two at SAC)
Class meets 10 - 5 on the first day, 9 - 4 on subsequent days with a one hour lunch. All materials included.Activity
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Sat-Tues, Oct 12 -15, 2013Activity Category
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Last day for Internet registration: Oct 12, 2013Status
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