A French Facades Intro with Randy Hale

Join watercolour artist Randy Hale for this 45 minute Arty Class webinar. Filmed live from Colorado on 12 October 2021.

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**See Reference photo and recommended materials below**


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In this short introduction to his upcoming, 2-3 hour workshop webinar, Randy will walk you through this façade he discovered while in AVIGNON, FRANCE.


The building has a sidewalk café on the ground level where it opens into PLACE SAINT PIERRE. Randy did this plein air sketch in about an hour on site. Reflecting on his experience, he said 'I had a group with me painting and we were working in the shade but even so it was 80 degrees with about 80% humidity. The pigments in my palette turned to goo! When you are in the zone painting - you don’t notice the heat, humidity, or discomfort because it is so exciting to work directly in such a stimulating location!'


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Example painting:

Class painting:

Materials Top-Up

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Recommended materials

• PAPER: Watercolour paper about 9”x12”


• PAINTS: Watercolours -

Cool Yellow (cadmium light, lemon yellow) & Warm Yellow (gamboge, Indian yellow) Raw Siena (or Yellow Ochre) & Raw Umber

Orange (I use Schmincke’s Transparent Orange)

Burnt Siena (or Quinachridone Burnt Orange) & Burnt Umber

Warm Red (Pyrol or Cadmium) & Cool Red (Alizarin, Opera, Magenta)

Warm Violet, Cool Violet

Prussian Blue (a deep dark)

Ultramarine Blue & Cobalt Blue

Lavendar (Holbein)

Cerulean Blue & Turquoise Light

Sap Green (warm), Veridian (cool), Cad Green Light (light apple green)


• BRUSHES: a wider “flat,” a medium-size “round,” and a “rigger.” Synthetic & natural mix