Watercolor Class October 20, 2019
INSTRUCTOR DOTTIE GREENE, AWS, NWS
TRANSPARENT WATERCOLOR: A STUDIO WORKSHOP
“The intricacies of ficus roots, the play of sun among palm fronds, the bending and flowing of grass blades are Dorothy D. Greene’s watercolor forte. She sees them in a special light and translates that light onto the painted surface.” — Georgia Tasker, writer at The Miami Herald
Dottie Greene will instruct students as they take watercolor painting to a new level with the understanding of color and light. Using transparent watercolor as the medium and working with a limited palette, students will distinguish the behavioral differences of pigments and explore the nuances of color while painting white objects. Participants should come to class with supporting reference materials of white objects, a photograph taken by the student that includes some white objects, white still life, white flowers, clothing, or anything white.
Subject: A white item such as white flowers, white clothing, ceramics, still life, or a photograph taken by the artist that includes a white object among other things.
Paper: To save time, create your sketch on 140 or 300-lb. Arches cold pressed watercolor paper or block (not smaller than 12×14”) before you come to the class.
Palette: Any white palette with mixing space.
Towels: White paper towels.
Water: Wide-mouthed water container.
Paints: Winsor Newton, Holbein brands, or whatever brand you have. Transparent Basic Colors: Aureolin, Rose Madder Genuine, Cobalt Blue, Viridian, Alizarin Crimson, Winsor Greene, Winsor Blue, Occasional Use Colors: French Ultramarine Blue
Brushes: Sables are best, but expensive. Ox hair, Squirrel, Sabaline (round #6, #8, #12) or flat (1/4 inch, 1/2 inch, 1 inch), or what you are using or comfortable with.
Drawing Board: Foam Core
Other Items: Old oil paint brush or Scrubber Brush for scrubbing, a sketchbook (for thumbnail and value sketches).