Combine the ease of a fine point marker with loose, flowing watercolour washes to create quick and exciting sketches of your favorite landscapes. This combination of mediums is the perfect way to begin a visual journey. No previous experience required. Sharon has taught this quick sketching method to hundreds of artists and non-artists alike with great success.
Small watercolour kit:
(I use a Winsor and Newton ﬁeld kit as it has a water bottle and water reservoir attached. If you use any other kind of w/c palette, make sure it has a largish mixing area.)
- Pthalo blue
- Ultramarine blue
- Warm red (like vermillion or napthol red light)
- Cool red (like permanent rose)
- Cool yellow (like hansa yellow light or cadmium yellow light)
- Warm yellow (like gamboges hue)
- Burnt sienna
- Nice to have but not necessary: dioxazine purple, perinone orange, quinacridone gold
- Water bottle for painting and to drink.
- Coil bound sketchbook with at least 110 lb. paper in it in size 5”x7” or 6”x9” (I prefer the Robert Bateman Cover Series sketch book - 110 lb acid free pages, 100% recycled paper, 50 sheets each. I DO NOT like to use watercolour paper as it takes too long to dry.)
- Extra ﬁne point black Sharpie marker
- Paintbrush (#8 round is best, if you have it throw in a ½” ﬂat)
- Kleenex, Garbage bag
- Large elastic to go around your sketch book, paper clip
- Camera, folding stool or chair to sit on, hat with brim, bug spray, sun screen
- Please bring a lunch, drinks and weather appropriate clothes as this is a outdoor workshop.
- A good attitude and a sense of adventure!