Instructor:
PEGGY KIRKWOOD

BEGINNING WATERCOLOR - THURSDAY MORNINGS

November 12, 19 and December 3, 10 & 17, 2020

10:00am - 12:00 pm

The Beginning Watercolor class is an entry level, beginner, class. Students signing up for this class usually have  little to no previous experience with watercolor. This is a foundational class with exercises given each week to build the student’s knowledge and confidence with the many techniques used to complete a watercolor painting. Critical information covered will be pigment choice, paper choice, brush choices, palette preferences, pigment personalities, water to pigment ratio, brush strokes, color mixing, along with the importance of strong values and using the white of the paper as “white”.

 

In addition, the student will learn the basic techniques of wet on wet painting, wet on dry painting, flat washes, variegated washes, soft and hard edges, techniques to paint skies with clouds, how to use a credit card to create rocks, how to use Liquid Frisket, how to spatter, scumble, scrape and lift paint, how to use a toothbrush for texture, how to use plastic wrap for texture and many more exciting techniques!

 

This class is designed to have the student learning 3 to 5 important skills at the same time by doing the structured exercises so that by the end of the semester the student is ready to begin painting! The student will leave this semester with a journal with all of the exercises to reference for years to come!

This is a 4 Week Class, each session builds upon the previous week.

Peggy Kirkwood Watercolor Supply List

Pallette:  John Pike

Journal:  Strathmore 9 X 12 Visual Journal 140 lb. Watercolor

Pigments: Winsor Newton Professional Grade

• 1. Aureolin Yellow     • 2. Cadmium Yellow     • 3. Cadmium Orange     • 4. Cadmium Red

• 5. Rose Madder Genuine     • 6. Permanent Rose     • 7. Alizarin Crimson     • 8. Light Red

• 9. Indian Red     • 13. Cobalt Blue     • 14. French Ultramarine     • 15. Winsor Blue (Red Shade)

• 17. Viridian     • 18. Winsor Green (Yellow Shade)#1

Optional pigments I use all the time:

• 11. Quinacridone Gold ( Q Gold)     • 10. Raw Sienna     • 12. Burnt Sienna     • 16. Sap Green     • 19. Peacock Blue (Holbein Color)

I also frequently use:

New Gamboge, Lemon Yellow, Quinacridone Scarlet (Holbein Color), Transparent Pyrrole Orange

(QOR is the manufacturer)

Paper:

Arches Cold Press 140 lb. or Arches Cold Press 300 lb. for larger paintings.

Extra Supplies:

• Water Containers (2)

• Paper Towels

• Tissue

• Sponge

• Blue Painters Tape

• Credit Card or something similar

• Toothbrush

• 2B, H, or harder drawing pencil depending on your writing style

• Kneaded Eraser

• Liquid Frisket #2

• Rubber Cement Pick-Up

• Sketch Pad or Notebook

• Plastic Wrap

• Waxed Paper

• X-Acto Knife

• Straight edge razor blade

• Spray Bottle

• Black Fine Point Marker (Archival Ink)

Substrate for Paper:

Thick foam core covered with clear contact paper

Brushes:

Flats:

• Robert Simmons 1/4” White Sable

• Winsor Newton Cotman 3/4” with beveled handle

• Winsor Newton Cotman 1” Wash

• Winsor Newton 1 1/2” Series 680 (This can wait until you begin painting large)

Rounds:

• Robert Simmons 2/0 Simply Simmons Liner

• Tom Lynch 12 Silver Blended Designer Round 80315

• Loew Cornelle 8 7000 Round

• Cheap Joe’s 12 Golden Fleece

Rigger:

• Robert Simmons #2, #3, #4

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