Suggested Materials

In this course I will use watercolor and acrylics for the main demonstrations. But the methods taught can be applied to any medium.
  • Compressed charcoal, or graphite (#2 pencil works fine)
  • 4 sheets Print paper, or drawing paper - doesn't need to be expensive paper, just something cheap will do fine.
  • 2 - 11" x 15", or slightly bigger but no larger than 15" x 22" 140 lb. cold press watercolor paper. If you prefer to paint on other surface that's fine. Panel, board, canvas, Bristol or whatever makes you happy will do. I use watercolor paper in the demos.
  • Watercolor Paint (see suggested hues below)
  • Heavy Body Acrylic Paint (see suggested hues below)
  • Palette (large is preferred but medium will do)
  • Water reservoir(s)
  • Paper towels
  • Masking tape
Suggested Hues
I really doesn't matter which colors you use. Obviously you will need good quality paints which include primaries and white. Below is a list of suggested hues that I will use for demos.
  • Cobalt blue
  • Ultramarine blue
  • Phthalo blue
  • Alizarin crimson, or Rose madder
  • Yellow ochre
  • Burnt Sienna
  • Burnt umber
  • Lemon yellow (or yellow of your choice)
  • Cadmium red, (or Pyrrole or Scarlet red will do)
  • Titanium white ( or use white gouache if painting with watercolor)

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