Soft, rough and smooth are the common textures in watercolor. To understand and create them in watercolor is essential. How they relate to everyday shapes is key to making successful paintings. Refresh your watercolor skills by practicing the three textures and the related applications in this one-day class. Paul will share his soaked paper approach and the “fourth” application that is the true key to watercolor. In the morning and afternoon, there will be a short demonstration that will include Paul’s process. Afterward, students try their hand at the same demonstration. Minimum of 6 students. See more of Paul’s work at paulallentaylor.com.
August 1 - August 1, 2019
9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday, 9:30 am - 4 pm
Recommended supplies Techniques and Applications
Watercolor for Landscape
Paul Allen Taylor
PAPER: Arches 140 lb Cold Press Watercolor Paper, 11 x 15 sheets. (cut from a full 22 x 30 sheet) The paper should have a slight texture to it similar to the 140 lb Arches.
BOARD: 16” X 12” board for loose sheets of paper 15” X 11” as a support to paint on. It must not be porous, or water absorbent. Use plexiglas, formica, gator board or some plywood that is sealed or painted. Paul will have extras just in case, minus clips. See below.
PAINT: I use the following colors and brand. Most importantly, you should use tube paint. We want it soft right out of the tube. You don’t have to buy my brand or my colors.
MY HOLBEIN COLORS: Ultra-Marine Blue, Prussian Blue, Burnt Umber, Burnt Sienna, Sap Green, Raw Sienna, Lake Crimson or (Aliz. Crimson,) Cadmium Yellow Deep, Cadmium Yellow Light, Lemon Yellow (Again, bring the colors you have but be sure they are fresh and soft, not hard and dried out.)
BRUSHES: I use the following sizes in flats and rounds: I use a synthetic blend bristle, that being the Winsor Newton 295 series. I have these in the 1”, ¾”, ½” and ¼”. The rounds are a variety of makes. Bring what you have and you should be fine.
FLATS: 1-1/2”, 1”, ¾” ½” ( you may not need the 1-1/2 flat)
ROUNDS: #6, #8, #10 and a #3 Rigger or Liner brush
PALETTE: For watercolor it’s best to have a palette that comes with a cover and has good mixing wells. You can also find some nice re-sealable palettes online.
Four “Bulldog” clips or similar, for holding the WC paper down. Find them in stationary stores. Make sure they will open far enough (1/4”) to bite the board and paper.
Paper towels, Small hand towel, Large (5 x 7) cellulose sponge, Grade H pencil for drawing on the watercolor paper, soft eraser, two deep water cans, NON-GLASS, a small blow dryer if you have one, but Paul travels with one.
Paul will demo for the group in the morning and then students will try their hand at doing his example. A copy of the subject will be provided for drawing.