Allen, Julie – Underpainting and the Disappearing Purple
Note: Bring the watercolor supplies you already have.
- *Hair dryer (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 ON WHICH TO TAPE OR FASTEN YOUR WATERCOLOR PAPER
It is recommended that you bring the following watercolors to the Disappearing Purple workshop.
- Winsor Blue
- Permanent Alizarin Crimson
- Ultramarine Blue
- Permanent Rose
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
- # 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 Joe’s. However, for this workshop Cold pressed #140 lb. 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 implement “the disappearing purple” technique into your work and seeing amazing results is worth the effort.