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This class is for the beginner or experienced watercolorist. Learn about the various techniques and materials of watercolor painting. Each class will feature a brief demonstration by the instructor. Paint-a-longs will be offered for beginners. More advanced students will be encouraged to work on their own projects. The instructor will help each individual artist advance to their optimum goal.
suggested materials list* *(you can work with what you have so dont spend a lot)
However, if you won the lottery, I have the expensive list if you scroll down below.
WHERE TO GET SUPPLIES
In Columbus: Utrecht, Dick Blick, Hobby Lobby, Michaels and JoAnns. You can find coupons on line.
On-line: www.dickblick.com, www.jerrysartarama.com, www.cheapjoes.com
CHEAP BASIC SUPPLIES
For inexpensive brushes, look at the synthetic Golden Taklon. There are a number of brands. If you only want to buy one brush, get a round size #8, #10 or #12. A ½ flat brush would be nice too.
Winsor & Newton Cotman Watercolors and Grumbacher Academy brand are a student grade and not too expensive. Van Gogh is considered a student grade but rated very high.
Colors: (ones named hue are cheaper), cadmium yellow, cerulean blue, ultramarine, cadmium red, paynes gray
Those are the minimum. If you want to buy some additional colors add; sap green, cadmium orange, dioxazine violet, burnt sienna
If you dont want to spend much money at all, order Loew Cornell Watercolor Sets, 12 tubes for around $6.00 at Dick Blick or JoAnns. You could also get a box of Prang.
I don?t think it is worth it to buy cheap paper.
My favorite is Arches 140 lb cold press sheets are 22 in x 30in and you can cut them down usually around $6 a sheet
Arches watercolor blocks, 10156-1156 Cold Press, 10 Sheets 12in × 16in 300 lb $36.69
I also am liking a new paper called Stonehenge Aqua
09621-1002 Aqua Watercolor Sheet, Cold Press 140 lb 22" × 30" List $6.75 $3.99
09621-1102 Aqua Watercolor Sheet, Cold Press 300 lb 22" × 30" List $13.95 $8.99
09621-1202 Aqua Watercolor Sheet, Hot Press 140 lb 22" × 30" List $6.75 $3.99
This paper also comes in blocks.
Alvin Rectangular Plastic Palette 03046-1029 Rectangular Plastic Palette 11¾" × 8¾" $3.14
Or Blick Covered Palette 03036-1002 $11.79
Or Styrofoam plates, especially the divided ones, are the cheapest way to go.
OTHER STUFF TO BRING
Board support either Gatorboard, foam core or cardboard
Plastic container for water (large)
Paper towels and/or cloth towels
The next lists the expensive stuff
The expensive stuff I use:
Kolinsky sable are the most expensive. I have a few an Isabey, a Kalish and a Creative Mark Rhapsody. Don?t faint when you see the price!
The workhorse brushes Ive uses for 30 years are the Pro Arte brushes. My favorite are the Pro Arte Connoisseur line. Jerrys Artarama used to carry them. The manufacturer is letting me order directly.
Cheap Joe just came out with a Pseudo Sable and Creative Mark a Mimic Kolinsky. I didn?t like the flats but the rounds are ok.
I also like the Isabey Squirrel Quill. Tried the Blick Kolinskys, DaVinci, Escoda, Princeton, Winsor & Newton Kolinsky and Richeson Synthetic. Well talk more in class
PALETTE My favorite palette is the The Robert E. Wood Palette
By far, my favorite are the Helix, lightweight drawing boards. You can use cardboard, gator board or foam core.
The next list is the paints on my palette. Certainly every artist has preferences. I wish I were rich enough to try and compare them all or famous enough they would send them to me to try. Sigh
This is my palette:
The blacks I make are #1. ultramarine blue + burnt sienna #2 phthalo green + alizarin crimson
Bleu Royal -Sennelier brilliant pink - Holbein
burnt sienna ? any raw Sienna-any brand
cadmium orange any cadmium red light -M. Graham
cadmium yellow any blue grey - Holbein (hard to find)
cobalt blue any cobalt teal - M. Graham
dioxazine purple any jaune brilliant #1 - Holbein
lavendar Holbein naples yellow reddish ? Van Gogh
opera Holbei paynes gray - any brand
Bismyth Yellow-M.Graham permanent alizarin crimson- M. Graham
permanent green Van Gogh phthalo green any
quinacridone rose M. Graham sap green Schmincke
ultramarine any yellow ochre - any
** brands I like are Daler-Rowney, Grumbacher, Holbein, M. Graham, Maimeri Blu, QoR, Rembrandt, Schmincke, Sennelier, Winsor & Newton, Van Gogh (considered a Student Grade but rated high)
There are some brands I have not tried a lot. Blick, Blockx, Cheap Joe's, Da Vinci, Daniel Smith, Lascaux, LUKAS, Mijello, Old Holland, Pebeo Fragonard, ShinHan, SoHo, Stephen Quiller, Turner, Utrecht,
There are a few other colors I like, especially for skin tones. I put them on a separate palette or small container.
Alizarin Orange Grumbacher Academy
Raw Sienna any
Quinacridone Gold Deep - Qor
2B pencil and Kneadable eraser
Plastic tub (for water) and paper towels
Mr. Clean magic eraser (the original)
I paint at a slight slant on easel and board (for workshops I usually just bring a piece of
foam core, and a shoe box.) Whatever you have will work.
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CAC Painting Studio at Columbus Cultural Arts Center