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Exploring Perspective Drawing in Watercolor Painting
Exploring Perspective Drawing in Watercolor Painting

Mon, Aug 05


Arts Council Carteret County

Exploring Perspective Drawing in Watercolor Painting

Find a vanishing point. Create perspective drawings for water color painting

Time & Location

Aug 05, 2024, 10:00 AM – Aug 06, 2024, 4:00 PM

Arts Council Carteret County, 1702 Arendell St, Morehead City, NC 28557, USA

About the event

Exploring Perspective Drawing in Watercolor Painting

Karen Van Gamper, Instructor

Date and Time: August 5 & 6, 10:00 am to 4:00 p.m.

Class Fee: $275

Class Minimum 3/Maximum 10

Beginner/Intermediate Level

Bring nibbles to share, instructor will provide small sandwiches.

Learn to find a vanishing point and create interesting perspective drawings as subjects for watercolor paintings. Artists will create pencil drawings of subjects provided in class and discuss the concepts of distance and space being portrayed. Our paintings will use highlighting and shading, with a demonstration of color mixing. We will also discuss watercolor techniques such as using washes, wet into wet and pouring technique.

Student Material List

Sketch pad, mechanical pencil and pink eraser, 18” ruler, Watercolor paper stretched on Board or Watercolor Block (12” x 16”), Palette or Butchers Tray, water container, spray bottle, sponges, paper towels and Kleenex, 6 sm. containers with lids, several watercolor brushes including detail, medium rounds & 1” or 2” flat brushes. The #6 Winsor & Newton water color sable pointed round is especially useful.

Watercolor Paints

It is not important that students use the same colors. However, it is essential to have 2 light, 2 medium and 2 dark of all primary colors. Most professional brands are interchangeable and include Holbein, Windsor Newton, and Daniel Smith. The American Journey watercolors from Cheap Joe’s Art Stuff are excellent.

Watercolor Paints: here are a few colors I include on my palette

Cerulean Blue                           Cadmium Scarlet                            Cobalt Blue

Ultramarine                                Cadmium Red                                  Sanguine Red

New Gamboge                         Cadmium Yellow                              Turquoise

Burnt Umber                             Yellow Ochre                                      Viridian

Quinacridone Rust                                                                                  Sap Green

Janet’s Violet Rose Sepia                                                                    Hooker’s Green

Medium Golden Yellow                                                                         Payne’s Gray

Ultramarine Violet                                                                                  Joe’s Red

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