Allen, Julie – Capturing Transparent Glass with Watercolor
Note: Bring the watercolor supplies you already have.
- Hairdryer (A must to expedite drying between glazes)
- Drawing pencil – 2B
- Artist tape of masking tape
- 2 containers for water
- A roll of paper towels (Viva works the best)
- Palette (watercolor palette with large areas for mixing)
- Small pump spray bottle
- Masking fluid
- Synthetic brushes for masking
- Rubber cement eraser & soft eraser
PLEASE BRING A DRAWING BOARD SURFACE ON WHICH TO TAPE OR FASEN YOUR WATERCOLOR PAPER
I also recommend the following professional grade tube colors. These colors are transparent and work well for learning this glazing technique.
- Permanent Rose
- Alizarin Crimson Rose Madder
- Winsor Yellow
- New Gamboge
- Quinacridone Gold
- Winsor Violet
- Ultra Marine Blue
- Cobalt blue
- Winsor Blue (or Prussian Blue)
- Hookers Green
Bring the brushes you have.
- ½ “ -1 “ flat wash watercolor brush
- #2,4,6,8,10,12 Round watercolor brushes
- Please purchase professional-grade paper. Your results with this glazing technique will be worth the investment. My favorite is # 140 lb. cold pressed Kilimanjaro (bright) purchased from Cheap Joes. However, for this workshop 140# cold press Arches, Winsor Newton, Fabriano, or Lananquarelle work.
- You might want to consider purchasing a Cold pressed Watercolor block ( Arches, Fabriano, Lanaquarelle, or Winsor Newton. 9” x 12” size or larger works well.
- Bring scrap watercolor paper to test your glazes on.
Plan on having fun. Learning how to use glazing techniques to create reflective light into your work is worth the effort. The results are amazing!
FEEL FREE TO CONTACT ME BEFORE THE WORKSHOP IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS