Finally! An approach to watercolor painting that makes the entire process easier. Through the use of line, coupled with watercolor washes, the subject detail is captured early in the process. After the shapes and edges are clearly defined in ink, the watercolor adds to the finished appearance of the subject. In this workshop, hear and watch Paul as he demonstrates a different subject each morning and afternoon. He will show you how to rough in a painting in pencil before the ink is applied and complete the demonstration in full color. Afterward, with Paul’s guidance, students will try their hand at this unique mix of line and wash. Drawing is a large part of this technique, but accuracy is not that necessary. Using pen and ink is quite similar, but the match stick is quite different as it yields a varied and entertaining line. See more of Paul’s work at paulallentaylor.com. Click the link to his YouTube demonstration while there.
August 2 - August 3, 2019
9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Friday & Saturday, 9:30 am - 4 pm
Recommended supplies for Line & Wash for Watercolor
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 mustnot 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.