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Watercolor Glazing with Color Theory

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July 11, 2023
July 13, 2023
10:00 - 4:00
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Workshop Overview

Learn how to create glowing watercolors of amazingly realistic sunlight and shadow with the "grisaille" foundation technique and color theory. Have fun painting a step-by-step Zinnia. Then with color testing see how to paint luminous yellow, green or red pears. For reference, paint a tertiary color wheel, glazing charts and watercolor swatches. Enjoy seeing demonstrations, a PowerPoint presentation on Patricia's painting steps, brush care and great painting tips.

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. (I mostly use Winsor Newton & Daniel Smith brands.)

• Watercolors for workshop exercises:

o Ultramarine Blue or French Ultramarine Blue

o Winsor Blue or Thalo Blue

o Permanent Rose or Quinacridone Rose,

o Alizarin Crimson, Winsor Red or Cadmium Red

o Yellow Ochre

o Winsor Newton Opera Rose or Winsor Newton Quinacridone Magenta

o Winsor Newton Sap Green, Winsor Yellow or any bright yellow

o Quinacridone Gold

o Burnt Umber

o Burnt Sienna

o 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 (at least one fine tip round brush)

• Paper towels and facial issues (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 and white plastic eraser

• Removable adhesive putty for lifting pencil lines ( For hanging posters, available at art supply stores)

• "The Master's Brush Cleaner", Q-tips, small jar of Vaseline, old toothbrush and toothpicks

• Faber Castell yellow watercolor pencil for Zinnia painting project and a 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 (as a handle)


• Pigment testing and color theory charts from previous workshops for reference

Materials List: Provided by Instructor(s)

• Pre-printed workshop exercise paper for the Tertiary Wheel and Glazing chart

• Zinnia photo and Zinnia drawing

• Pear photos

• Handouts

• Cut to size watercolor paper for watercolor swatches

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