The Landscape in Winter
9:30 A.M.-4:30 P.M.
Gage Capitol Hill
Brushes: A minimum basic set of a #8 round, a one-inch flat, and a rigger or other fine pointing brush if you are purchasing new; or whatever you are used to and already have. Watercolor brushes are traditionally much softer than acrylic or oil brushes. Holding a lot of paint and keeping a good point (for rounds) are the important qualities. If this is your first experience with watercolor, don’t buy expensive sable brushes right away. Even though many people swear by them, I’m hard on equipment and find soft synthetics to be just fine.
Paints: A basic set of colors. “Professional” or “artists” watercolors in tubes are almost always more intense than pans; I use only tube colors. Bring what you have if you already have watercolors; it’s not a requirement to go out and get all new paints. Here is my basic color set; I try to have both a cool and warm version of each basic color, as well as a good mix of transparent/opaque/staining pigments. Every manufacturer’s paints are different; I mix them up a lot. I generally like Daniel Smith, Schminke, Holbein and Winsor & Newton. I’ve developed a personal addiction to some particular hues, but again, bring what you have.
- Raw Sienna (more opaque than transparent)
- Potters Pink (transparents)
- Cadmium Red (opaque)
- Permanent Orange (opaque)
- Quinacrodone Sienna (stain)
- Cerulean Blue (Dan Smith’s is opaque)
- Manganese Blue Hue (transparent)
- Royal, Indanthrone or Schminke’s Delft Blue (stains)
- Cobalt Blue (opaque)
- Cascade Green (Dan Smith)
- Aureolin (transparent)
- Cadmium Yellow (opaque)
- Quinacrodone Gold (stain)
- Permanent Alizarin Crimson or Carmine (stains)
- Ruby Red, Opera, Quinacrodone Magenta (stains)
What’s a Northwest painter to do when it’s too cold, too wet, and just too grey out there? Through watercolor, we can still convey the spirit of the outdoors in strong, bold paintings – local whites and greys are opportunities begging for color! Under the guidance of watercolorist extraordinaire Suze Woolf, and studio exercises using still life, photographic notes, or previous paintings, we’ll explore additional ways to make fresh, spontaneous, and spirited landscape paintings without having to stand out in the rain.
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