Join me as we journey into watercolor. I have always wanted to LOVE watercolor but I just couldn't get comfortable with the medium. I decided in December 2016 to spend every day doing something in watercolor even if it was just a small paint sketch. Well, it was just what I needed! I began to fall in LOVE with watercolor. I knew that I must not study the "correct" ways of using watercolor but to explore and find out what this medium is all about on my own. (and to use it in a way that speaks to my creative process).
We will be creating our own watercolor journal to explore this beautiful medium. We will let go and work intuitively and in a simplified "non-intimidating" way. I want to bring watercolor you they way I've brought other mediums.... so that it is accessible. so that you don't have to spend 10 years learning something and following all the "rules". Let's just jump in and have fun. If you are looking for a class that is the "collegiate" classroom style watercolor that follows all the fussy rules, then this may not be for you. I don't like fussy....and I don't like perfection....so if you are ready let's forge ahead into play, fun, and letting loose with watercolor!
The class will be set up this way:
Tentative supply list: (some things may be added later)
For making your journal:
binding needle -(this one is the blunt that i like) You can also find regular bookbinding needles on etsy.
small 1.25" bulldog clips (for holding your journal open) - grab about 4
You could also just purchase a watercolor journal. I like the strathmore 400 series
watercolors - any sets are fine but I'll be using Prima palettes:
pastel dreams, decadent pies, and the basic set
waterbrush: prima (wide), Niji small tip
caran d'ache - neocolor ii's set of 10 or 15 will be great
spray bottle - for wetting watercolors
sharpie water-based white paint pen - fine point and extra fine point
intuitive approach to watercolor
Here are some examples of watercolor that we may touch on (these are not exact projects in the class):