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Arty Special: River Reflections with Joe Dowden

Join award winning watercolour artist and author Joe Dowden for this 1 hour Special Arty webinar, to paint stunning reflections in a river. Broadcast live from England on 13 May 2021.


(for Patrons only)


**See Reference and recommended materials below**

Find out about the artist. What inspired him. His approach to painting landscapes with water. Then, finish with a paint-along class. A prelude to his longer 2-3hour workshop next week.


Painting example:

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Recommended materials

• PAPER: Arches 300gsm rough. 140lb. Other good paper is Two Rivers or Millford. Expect to work at about 12 inches across, about the size of an A4 sheet. Joe stretches his paper by soaking it both sides for 10 minutes and stapling it to varnished plywood with 6mm Stanley A class staples. He removes staples after the painting has dried with a carpet fitters tack lifter and a self grip wrench.

• PAINTS: Tube watercolour paints:

Cadmium lemon,

Quinacridone gold,

Phthalo green,

Paynes Grey,

Burnt Sienna,

Burnt umber,

Naples yellow,

Quinacridone Magenta,

Phthalo blue,

Ultramarine Blue,

Cobalt blue

If you haven't got exactly the right colours, don't worry, you can probably get by just fine with what you do have.

No masking fluid necessary.

Large palette with flat mixing area such as household crockery - is its not already mentioned.

Brushes - Sables or any good watercolour brushes.


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