Instructor: Judith Fulmer
July 26th-30th, 9am-12pm
Students will be introduced to painting the light with watercolor using large masses and temperature through the block study method. On the first students will see examples of finished studies and a demonstration of a block study in watercolor and then students will by ask to do a block study on their own. Guided participation methods and on-the-spot corrections to assist students in making appropriate color choices will be used. Students will participate in a group critique to help them identify successful parts of their studies and to provide detailed feedback and support where needed. Students familiar with the block studies may wish to skip the first day and join the class as drop in students. We will focus on applying what we have learned through the block studies about expressing light through mass and temperature to landscape with watercolor. Terms such as Local Color, Brilliance, Mass, Warm Notes, and Cool Notes will be introduced and reinforced.
You can register here using our secure Paypal account; for further information, call the registrar at 617-717-9568.
If you are already an experienced plein air watercolorist bring your travel kit. If you are new to plein air watercolor painting, I would suggest purchasing the Windsor Newton Cotman Travel Bag. This kit will give you a variety of colors. Or if you are a late sign up or are on a budget I suggest getting the Artist’s Loft Watercolor Pan Set of 28 colors.
The Windsor Newton Travel Bag comes with brushes but you may wish to add three additional brushes, #10 round, #8 round, #0. Additionally the Travel Bag comes with a small 4” x 6” watercolor block it would be best to have two additional medium size blocks, I prefer arches 9” x 12” and/or 10” x 14”
- Three round brushes size 2, 6, 8
- Tube of Chinese White
- Eraser, I prefer the Staedtler Mars plastic eraser
- Paper towels
- Water to drink
- Water to paint with
- Small container to pour your water in for cleaning your brushes
- Hat with brim
- Masking Fluid
- Rubber cement pick up
- Small pocketknife
- Small sea sponge
- ¼ “ artist tape or masking tape (optional)
- Bug repellant
- Emergency poncho
- Small portable chair that you can fit into your…
- Backpack to carry your supplies.