With your host John
Two artists. Two mediums. One reference photo.
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Join renowned watercolour artist Alex Tolstoy, and acrylic supremo Derric van Rensburg, from Virginia and South Africa respectively. Broadcast live on Tuesday 26th July, 2022.
During this 2-2-1 workshop webinar, each artist will walk you through their own unique approach to the reference photo as they paint. The host, John, will also explore the differences between the techniques and mediums with each artist.
In addition to helping you create a wonderful painting in either watercolour or acrylic, this is a great opportunity for you to understand the pros and cons of using alternative mediums.
**See reference photo, sketch and recommended materials below**
Video (press play)
Photo by Ron Colbroth
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Paper: Arches, rough, 140lb, natural white
Brushes: fine (rigger), 8 & 10 (medium, pointed round),
large mop, angle brush
— Escoda & Black Velvet brands are great
Pen & Sepia acrylic ink (FW)
Paints: all your paints!
purples, browns, indigo, neutral tint, blues, quin gold,
pink, greens, yellows, cadmium red,…
Regular pencil & eraser
Paint: Any acrylic paint with the approximate colours mentioned below. South African brands include Zellen or Schub. International brands include Lukas or Daler Rowney.
French Ultramarine blue
Permanent Rose / Rose Madder
Surface: Approximately 40x60 cm, however, any rectangular shaped canvas is sufficient.
If watercolour paper is your preferred surface use > 360 gms to prevent buckling.
Having more than one canvas/paper might be advisable to play with different approaches.
Optional Preparation – for only one canvas, paint a light background in permanent rose
Brushes: Rigger brush (no. 1 if possible), no. 10 or 12 round brush (brush is round but has a point), 50 or 80mm wide nylon flat brush (wider if you like).
Optional: Flat nylon bristle (e.g. 1/4, 1/2, 1, 2 inch), Rubber brush/blender set
Palette sheet / glass to mix colours on
Chalk – white (useful for planning and can be erased with wet wipes)
Spray bottle with window/glass cleaner (e.g. Astonish)
Scraping tools: Stanley blade / old credit cards
Picture frame mount board or stiff card
Scissors (to cut mount board)
Masking tape (2” / 50 mm)
Small window cleaning squeegee (useful for dragging paint across canvas)
Old towel (to wipe brushes / squeegees)
spray bottle of water (optional)
Baby wipes / wet wipes (optional)
Hairdryer (optional but very useful)
T-square / set square / ruler (optional but useful any for upright lines)