There will be a step by-step instruction demonstration, and one-on-one interaction during the class. Knowledge of basic watercolor is helpful.
Janet: "Observing the intricacies of Indian corn can help one develop skills to paint anything. The simple act of observation is the most important key to telling your story in watercolor...or any medium, really. We will see shapes and their relationship to each other, the contrast of light & dark values and that dreaded perspective all taught through the subject of corn.
With multiple glazes of transparent watercolor we will develop the rich darks that make the light values jump out and add dimension to the flat surface. We'll also compare characteristics of transparent pigments to gouache by looking at paintings done with that medium."
Janet will supply a photo reference to be transferred on to the paper before coming to class the first day.
Janet's Supply List:
**PAINT: Any brand of professional transparent, tube watercolor. (I use Daniel Smith (DS) and Winsor Newton(W/N). Bring what you have and don't limit yourself to my brands or color choices.
Some of my favorite colors are: W/N Olive Green, W/N Violet (Dioxazine), W/N Cadmium Yellow, DS New Gamboge, DS Undersea Green, DS Quin Gold, DS Quin Gold Deep, W/N Antwerp Blue, W/N Cadmium Scarlet, W/N Alizarin Crimson, DS Indigo, DS Ultramarine Blue, DS Quin Rose, Maroon Perylene, DS Isoindoline Yellow.
**PAPER: ARCHES #140 COLD PRESS PAPER. 2 or 3 Half sheet sizes(15"x20") will be good. Plus, smaller pieces to use to test things.
**BRUSHES: GOOD quality preferably natural hair or blends of various size rounds. Ones I go to mostly are Winsor Newton or Escoda Reserva #10, #8, #6, #4 and a larger mop brush or one that holds a lot of water. Again, these are what I use but bring what you have.
*MASKING TAPE & MASKING FLUID
*SMALL XACTO KNIFE
* DRAWING PENCIL OR MECHANICAL
*SKETCH BOOK OR PAPER
*GATOR BOARD OR MASONITE OR EVEN CARDBOARD TO TAPE DOWN THE PAPER
*PALETTE TO MIX PAINT
*ROLL OF PAPER TOWELS
*HAND TOWEL OR SPONGE
*Open mind and a tolerance to puns and silly jokes