Valentina Arenas Watercolor class, Wednesdays 5-7pm
Watercolors come in tubes and in pans. We will be using the tubes as they are much easier to work with.
Watercolor brands use different names for each pigment, so it's better to compare the color with something from nature. We will use primary colors in it’s cool and warm versions and some extra colors as is described below:
Permanent red: Like a red apple
Thalo crimson: Like an intense pink rose
French ultramarine: Like a lapizlazuli rock
Prussian blue: like a dark ocean blue
Phthalo blue: Similar to turquoise but more intense
Lemon yellow: like the fruit
Cadmium yellow: Like a yellow flower
Burnt umber: dark brown like a forest tree trunk
Thalo violet or Mauve: deep purple
Viridian green: dark blue green like a pine tree
Grey Payne’s: a dark blue grey
1 ½ to 2 inch Nylon flat brush (for washes)
Round watercolor brushes in about 6 different sizes.
Examples No.0, 2, 4, 8, 10, 16
Watercolor paper 140 lbs. or 300 g cold press
(you can find wood pulp papers or cotton papers. Cotton will offer the best quality but it can be much more expensive. Either one will work for class)
A watercolor palette with divisions for pigments and bigger spaces in the center
-big water container (I like to use a container from almonds)
-cotton cloth to clean brushes
-2H or 2B pencil
-a surface to stick the paper on (that you can lift and move), like a light wood board or a cookie tray or plastic cutting board.