This course will introduce you to the excitement and joy of painting with watercolours. You will be learning the basics: how to mix colours, various materials/techniques, choosing simple subjects & to further simplify, different paper characteristics, paints and brushes.
Each week there will be a short discussion about materials and a demo.
You will learn how to simplify subject, lay washes, explore different techniques such as wet-in-wet, wet on dry, dry brush and the use of masking fluid, wax, salt etc.
1 Pad of Sketching Paper
1 Pad Watercolour Paper 140 lbs/300 gsm, A3 (10inch x 7 inch/25.5 x 18cm)
Board (wooden/plexiglass) – size: half sheet 38x56cm (or slightly bigger than the size of your paper)
A white butchers plate or palette with large wells
Synthetic/Natural Hair Brushes: No.7 Round Brush, No.10 Round Brush, 1/2inch Flat Brush, No.2 Rigger Sable
1 pencil (2B), 1 Soft Putty Rubber
Indian Ink, Willow Charcoal Sticks, thick graphite sticks
Cotton rag, Tissues, Household Sponge, and two jars to use as water containers
Paints in Tubes (preferably): Alizarin Crimson(cool red), Cadmium Red(warm red), French Ultramarine(cool blue), Cobalt Blue(warm blue), Cadmium Yellow(cool yellow), Yellow Ochre(warm yellow), Burnt Sienna(earth colour), Burnt Umber(earth colour), Paynes Grey, Sap Green (suggested brands: Winsor&Newton, Schminke, VanGogh, Rembrandt, Camlin, Russian-White Nights).