This course offers the experienced painter the opportunity to further their studies in watercolour and explore more complex watercolour strategies using still-life, landscape and figure painting.
PAINT – A Complete list of Colours *(The colours bolded are the primary colours)
Recommended tube paints:
*One can also choose to begin your watercolour study by using just the primary colours:
Recommended watercolour sets (24) Pan
(TRY A VARIETY OF SUBSTITUTES IN CHINESE WATERCOLOUR BRUSHES)
140 pound smooth/medium/rough
Any plastic or metal palette with ridged reservoirs for mixing, and enough slots for all the colours listed above, with additional room for more colours. Alternatives to store-bought palettes include old china or ceramic plates. Some can be found around the sinks in the classroom. Other alternatives include both plastic and styrofoam meat trays.
Recommended Palettes: Robert E. Wood Palette (24 wells, cheapest at Gwartmans), John Pike Palette (20 wells, has air tight lid - can be purchased at Curry's only)
Remember that if you have twenty or so colours, that you need a palette with that many pigment wells to facilitate the use of your colours.
Clean, unpainted or varnished 1/2" plywood. (There are some available in under the sink in the classroom.)
Sponges, tissue, or paper toweling, pencils (HB), gum erasers.
Books To Study
For anyone truly interested in watercolour, these are the books!
A Wash in Color: Homer, Sargent, and the Great American Watercolour
By Sue Welsh Reed, and Carol Troyen
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston in association with Bullfinch Press, Little Brown Company 1993
American Traditions in Watercolor
The Worcester Art Museum Collection
Abbeville Press Publishers New York 1987
Virginia M. Mecklenburg
National Museum of American Art
W.W. Norton & Company
New York & London 1999
By Alvord L. Eiseman
Watson-Guptill Publications New York 1982
The Watercolors of John Singer Sargent
By Carl Little
University of California Press 1998
The Artist’s Handbook of Materials and Techniques 5th Edition
Needless to say, all these books are out of print, but you can purchase them either online or through Acadia Art and Rare Books, 232 Queen Street East, Toronto 416.364.7638
Great Watercolours To Study
Best watercolour ever! J.M.W. Turner’s Eruption of Mount Vesuvius