Anyone can paint an abstract so beginners be brave! Bring your watercolors and come play! Create abstract impressionist paintings of flowers while you experientially learn about the rules and tricks of an abstract. Watercolor & alternative paper demos. Beneath any successful realistic painting is a good abstract, a great place to start! All levels. Anyone can paint an abstract so beginners be brave! Bring your watercolors and come play! Create abstract impressionist paintings of flowers while you experientially learn about the rules and tricks of an abstract. Watercolor & alternative paper demos. Beneath any successful realistic painting is a good abstract, a great place to start! All levels.
Bring whatever watercolor supplies you have but your paintings will be better with this list. Anything Winsor Newton is best, including paint. Holbein & Daniel Smith paints are good.
Hobby Lobby, Michaels, Amazon or Dick Blick online and the Sarasota Art and Frame have everything. Don’t listen to sales when they try to substitute your paint colors for what they have in stock. Wait for the right one.
Brushes: Winsor&Newton Sceptre Gold II(best) or Cotman (ok)), Robert Simmons Sapphire(good),
1-1″ or 3/4″ flat brush OR #26 round brush,
1-Long thin #3 (# 3 or 4 ok) rigger brush or script,
1-Round size #10 watercolor brush with a good point,
Pallet: Watercolor: Pallet with a cover, large paint wells and a big space to mix paints. John Pike Watercolor Pallet is best (but hard to find)or you can find one like it. Amazon sometimes has some. It’s good to have one with a cover. A travel pallet that is small is good to cut expenses for a true beginner. I highly recommend the Mr Pen airtight Watercolor pallet for $10 on Amazon, with 18 tiny wells, if you are just starting out painting. You can buy small professional watercolor paints and share the tubes with a friend.
Paint: Watercolor: Winsor Newton Professional watercolor paints will last generations.
Either Indigo or Van Dyke Brown (or both is best ) Only get Winsor Newton Indigo. Bluer!
Amazon will cost only $7 or $8 a tube, about $35. Save money and split a large tube with friends!
Watercolor Paper: Arches cold press watercolor pad 9×12 (dickblick.com $12,hobby lobby14, amazon15),
Board or cardboard or thin plexi to put watercolor paper on.
Water container (large yogurt container, etc), gum eraser, pencil can be easily erased.
Please put your paint in your pallet to dry before class. Leave the pallet open to dry for a week before class, preferably under a fan. Squeeze each tube of paint into a separate pallet square. Put the 2 Blues next to each other. Yellow goes 3-4 squares away from the blue on one side. The red goes 3-4 squares on the other side of the Blues. Place the darks in a corner away from the Yellow, closer to blues. Intermediates and Advanced or adventurous beginners: WN Sap Green can go between yellow &Blue, Winsor Violet and HWC Bright Violet (Purples) can go between Red & Blue, Winsor Orange or WN Scarlet Lake (oranges)between Yellow & Red.
We can’t wait to see you laughing and playing with paint! Questions? Email me at email@example.com.