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Remastered show premiered on 14 Feb, 2023. Class originally recorded 3 Nov 2020.
ABOUT THIS CLASS
Join professional watercolor artist Randy Hale for this fast and loose 1 hour class, mixing vibrant colours using a still life. Further class summary below.
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Would you like your paintings to glow, be vivid and bright? Randy will show you how to take a different approach in applying your pigment.
Watch and paint along as he shows how to mix colours right on the paper. He’ll let the water move the pigments within a juicy puddle so they have a chance to run together and blend naturally. Brushwork can often grind and mash some of the pigments, neutralising them before they have a chance to flow within a puddle or bead of water.
We’ll have some fun with a few wonky subjects, assembling them into a slightly abstracted still life composition. The best part is letting water do the work of moving pigments, allowing them to get acquainted naturally – no social distancing here! He’ll have colours mingling, getting together right on the paper to create glowing transparent results.
CLASS REFERENCE PAINTING
CLASS REFERENCE SKETCH
Watercolor paper – 140# (300 gsm), or 300# (640 gsm) cold press, 11”x15” (28 cm x 36 cm)
Board - lightweight rigid surface; clip / tape paper onto. Slightly larger than the paper.
Brushes – a wider “flat,” a medium-size “round,” and a “rigger.” Synthetic & natural mix
Spray bottle – small size for fine misting
Paint palette – with mixing well and dedicated wells to squeeze pigments into. (Use better grade pigment brands to ensure quality mixing - student grade paints are mostly synthetic binder, very little true pigment)
Suggested pigment colors include warm & cool version of primaries + earthtones.
Cool Yellow (cadmium light, lemon yellow) & Warm Yellow (gamboge, Indian yellow)
Raw Siena (or Yellow Ochre) & Raw Umber
Burnt Siena & Burnt Umber
Warm Red (Pyrol or Cadmium) & Cool Red (Alizarin)
Warm Violet, Cool Violet
Prussian Blue (a deep dark)
Ultramarine Blue & Cobalt Blue
Cerulean Blue & Turquoise Light
Sap Green (warm), Veridian (cool), Cad Green Light (light apple green)
Pencil (HB or softer), kneaded erase