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Part 2: Color Theory for Watercolor

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July 19, 2022
July 21, 2022
10:00 - 4:00

Workshop Overview

Deepen your understanding of color theory to create amazingly realistic sunlight and shadows in your watercolor paintings. Have fun painting step-by-step zinnias and pears by starting with a "grisaille" foundation and then glazing with glowing watercolor washes.  Enjoy seeing demonstrations and PowerPoint presentations. Paint a tertiary color wheel, glazing charts and watercolor swatches for reference.  This workshop is for anyone interested in taking their understanding and practice of color theory to the next level. Participation in Patricia’s introductory workshop, Part 1: Color Theory for Watercolor, is not required.

About the Instructor(s)

Patricia Schmidt is known for her super-realistic paintings alive with color.  She's been painting with watercolor for over 30 years and loves to teach workshops.  She is a Signature member of the Northwest Watercolor Society and Watercolor Society of Oregon. Her paintings are published in the Splash Retrospective, Splash 14 and Splash 12 art books.

Materials List: Students Bring

• Watercolors: Bring the watercolor paints you already own Note: I mostly use Winsor Newton & Daniel Smith brands.  Bring the brands you have. Watercolors for class exercises in the following colors:

Ultramarine Blue or French Ultramarine Blue

Winsor Blue or Thalo Blue

Permanent Rose or Quinacridone Rose

Alizarin Crimson

Winsor Red or Cadmium Red

Yellow Ochre

Winsor Newton Opera Rose or Winsor Newton Quinacridone Magenta

Winsor Newton Sap Green

Winsor Yellow or any bright yellow

Quinacridone Gold

Burnt Umber

Burnt Sienna

Paynes Gray.

•        Four sheets of 8 1/2" x 11" Arches 140# watercolor paper and backing board

• Saral GRAPHITE WAX FREE transfer paper (or borrow mine)

• Palette and large mixing surface or butcher tray

• Two water containers

• Watercolor brushes, 1/2" flat and rounds (have at least 1 round brush with a fine tip)

• Paper towels and facial tissues (avoid "ultra-soft" tissue because of the lotion, doesn't work with watercolor)

• Masking tape and a roll of toilet paper (to wrap with paper towels to control water) or sponge or old hand towel

• Fine-point black "Sharpie" marker pen

• Pencil

• White plastic eraser

• Removable adhesive putty for lifting pencil lines (For hanging poster, available at art store or office store)

• "The Master's" Brush Cleaner

• Q-tips

• Small jar of Vaseline

• Old toothbrush and toothpicks

• Your reference color wheels

• Faber Castell yellow watercolor pencil for Zinnia Painting project and large hole pencil sharpener

• Red or blue pen

• Scissors and ruler

• Masking Fluid (TIP: If your masking fluid is old, it may not rub off easily, buy a new one)

• Stylus to apply masking fluid or use a sewing needle stuck in a cork


• Pigment testing and color theory charts from the beginning Color Theory for Watercolor workshop

• Watercolors in Sepia and Neutral Tint

Materials List: Provided by Instructor(s)

• Handouts and printed class exercise paper will be provided for the Tertiary Color Wheel

• Glazing Charts

• Step-by-step Zinnia Painting directions

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