Painting Spectacular Flowers in Watercolor

Painting Spectacular Flowers in Watercolor

Instructor: Robert O’Brien, A.W.S & N.W.S
Friday, June 15 & Saturday, June 16
10:00am-4:00pm
Member: $220 / Non-Member: $240

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Students will learn basic floral painting techniques, with an emphasis on values and composition. Layering and blending color into soft edges will also be taught. The course will focus on painting from close-up photo references of flowers in an artistic setting. A critique and class discussion will be held at the end of the session.

Materials List:

  • A Block of good quality Watercolor Paper, I recommend Arches 140 lb. cold pressed, recommended sizes: 9” x 12”, 10” x 14” or 12” x 16” Brushes: (a blend or natural bristle)
    1. # 6 round
    2. # 8 round
    3. # 10 round
    4. # 12 round
    5. 1 inch flat
    6. ½ or ¼ in. flat
    7. 1 ½ in. flat
  • Paints: (some suggested colors, Winsor & Newton or any Professional Artists Grade paint)
    • Cadmium Red and/or Scarlet Lake
    • Quinacridone Rose
    • Quinacridone Violet
    • Green Gold
    • Shadow Green (Holbein) or Perylene Green
    • Permanent Sap Green
    • French Ultramarine Blue
    • Indanthrene Blue
    • Manganese Blue or Cerulean Blue (M.Graham)
    • Cobalt Blue
    • Cadmium Yellow
    • New Gamboge
    • Lemon Yellow
    • Yellow Ochre
    • Winsor Orange or Brilliant Orange (Holbein)
    • Burnt Sienna
    • Burnt Umber
    • Sepia
    • Neutral Tint
    • Dioxazine Purple
  • Palette - 12”x16” - John Pike or any other brand w/ cover and a large mixing area
  • Other suggested items; sketchbook, spray bottle, water container, paper towels or sponge, hairdryer, an H pencil, erasure, masking fluid

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