PART II FUNDAMENTALS OF WATERCOLOR METHODS AND TECHNIQUES
Instructor: Karen Pinard
Day: Thursdays (6 classes). Class begins on September 19
Price: Members $110/Non-Members $140
(Limited to 6 students)
Watercolor has the reputation of being difficult, and hard to master. But, when the artist is knowledgeable about the three methods and various techniques, the problems disappear and the magic of using the medium begins. This course is designed with watercolor studies to learn the various techniques and the process for success. Each class addresses a different aspect of using watercolor. Limited materials are available for purchase through the instructor. $10 fee material for paper and paint.
Materials: 100% cotton rag paper is important and best value is full sheets available from Internet sources such as Jerry’s Artarama, Dick Blick’s or Cheap Joes. Instructor recommends Arches Cold Press 140 lb and will have sheets available for purchase at discounted price.
- Warm and cool of the basic primaries in Professional Grades. Instructor uses Winsor Newton
- Winsor yellow or Lemon yellow
- New Gamboge yellow
- Winsor red
- Permanent rose
- Cerulean blue
- Ultra-marine blue
- Raw sienna
- Using the best materials is part of the successful journey in watercolor
- Cold press 140lb weight- can be purchased as single sheets, or in blocks.
- 2 clear containers for water
- 3 brushes- (round #5 or #6, round #10 or #12, a 1″ flat)
- Viva paper towels
- Kneaded eraser
- notebook for class notes and sketching
- Support for watercolor paper
- Blue painter’s tape
Karen Pinard has been seriously painting since moving to Cape Cod in 2005. Her medium of choice is works on paper that include watercolor and mono-types although many of her floral studies and abstracts are done with water mixable oils.
Karen achieved an Associate Masters in Ikebana studying in Japan for five years. She is an avid gardener with a small landscape consulting firm, Art of the Garden.
“My artwork is inspired by the unending beauty of nature and my experience with floral and landscape design.
Working with water media on beautiful paper is an intriguing medium with unpredictable experience and there is freshness to the process which is perfect for landscapes and botanical interpretations.
Between the fine lines of abstraction, impression, and representation lies great possibilities to express what is unique and perhaps elicit an emotional response or memory.”