Irises Ready to Frame
Instructor: Carol Fynn
Class Code: CF180310
Workshop Fee: $240.00
Saturday and Sunday, March 10th-11th, 10:00am-5:00pm
If you have always thought it would be wonderful to paint, but you have never tried or had success, this is the opportunity for you to learn. This active, hands-on-course offers highly individualized instruction. Every step and technique will be demonstrated as we work together toward completing a ready-to-frame watercolor painting of vibrant irises.
You will learn the "tricks of the trade" to master the magical mix of pigment and water on paper. Believe it or not, this course is designed to address absolute beginners through advanced painters. We are going to do it all. Just because we're having fun doesn't mean we're not serious!
Carol Liz Fynn is an award-winning artist known for her encouraging clarity of instruction!
Supplies to bring:
A palette that has a lid - something like the Tom Lynch Palettes at Jerry’s.
An assortment of brushes: Here you can save money; natural hair brushes aren’t necessary. Buy a selection of brushes: (Rounds - #2, #6, and #8) and (squares – 1/8”, ¼”, ½”, ¾”, and 1”) and a rigger (or “script”) brush which is long and thin, and a package of 3 scrubbers (brushes with short, tough bristles used to erase paint). Golden Taklon (at Jerry’s) are good.
a mask lifter (a tough rubbery square)
and an (optional) camera.
An ordinary sponge, a bit of natural sponge, masking tape (at least one inch wide), and plenty of paper towels.
An artists’ kneaded eraser (looks like soft, gray putty)
An ordinary cheap mechanical pencil and a pen.
A water container, a little spray bottle for water
Graphite paper for transferring a drawing (artist’s transfer paper)
Professional watercolor paper (Arches) at least 140 lbs. and at least 12” by 16” in size. It must be cold press; do not buy “hot press.” Your paper must be either attached to a watercolor block of paper or taped to a backboard (like Gatorboard) so that you have a flat surface. Prepare your paper before you come, if you know how.
Paints: These colors are my suggestions which will serve for all nearly all my paintings. I urge you to purchase professional grade paint such as Lucas 1862, Turner, or Winsor Newton (Do not buy student grade paints, e.g. Cotman, Grumbacher, or Reeves.)
yellow (Winsor yellow, or cadmium yellow)
Olive green (ONLY get olive green by Holbein or Lucas 1862)
Windsor red (or another “hot” red like cadmium red)
Quinacridone gold or burnt sienna
ALSO NICE TO HAVE (IN ORDER OF IMPORTANCE): Brown Madder, cerulean (blue), Winsor violet, shadow green (by Holbein), cobalt turquoise, Winsor blue, Chinese white.
If you have questions, call me at home (919-294-9559) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org)