Session 1 - Beginner/Intermediate
September 25 & 26, 2019 9am-4pm
Designed for beginner and early intermediate level painters to refresh their skills, students will follow along with Keiko as she demonstrates her painting process from start to finish. This session will focus on fundamental techniques and concepts such as color mixing, value, composition, and use of edges. With guided instruction and one-on-one critique from Keiko, students will gain the insight to create a watercolor painting that is simple, yet strong.
Paints: Professional grade paints. You are welcome to bring your own favorites, make sure to include sepia, Payne?s gray, or neutral tint for monochromatic paintings. Keiko uses cobalt blue, alizarin crimson, burnt sienna, burnt umber, quinacridone gold, lemon yellow, cobalt turquoise, French ultramarine, yellow ochre or raw sienna, dioxazine purple, cadmium red, cadmium orange or Winsor orange, viridian, lavender, and titanium white.
Palette: Any kind, Keiko recommends a palette with large mixing areas.
Brushes: Large brushes for a wash such as Raphael Softaqua (#6 or 8), Isabey natural hair mop (#8) and Escoda Ultimo (#18 or 20). Medium-sized rounds (#12) such as Raphael kolinsky 8494 and Escoda Ultimo or Versatil. Brushes for details such as Raphael Precision and Escoda Perla (up to #14). Other useful brushes: liner, rigger, dagger, flat (hake), etc.
Paper: Rough or cold-pressed; 140Lb (300gm) or heavier; professional quality such as Arches, Saunders/Waterford and Fabriano Artistico. Full sheets, half sheets or a paper block are all acceptable. Keiko commonly uses 14x20, 15x22, and 18x24 sheets.
Others: Drawing board, gatorboard, foamcore or anything that supports paper (If you use a block, this will not be necessary.), masking tape, clips, or staplers to secure paper to the board, Pencil (4B) & eraser, sketchbook or drawing pad for thumbnail sketches and small studies, container for washing brushes, towels or sponge
Optional items: Masking fluid, salt, atomizer, tissue, color chart, viewfinder, value finder, ruler, hairdryer.
Please note that there is a required supply list. A lunch break will be taken during the day, students can feel free to pack a lunch to keep in the Gallery fridge. Bringing a light sweater or wearing layers is recommended.