Join professional artist Randy Hale for this fun, 45min Arty Class. Filmed live on 3rd November. Details below.
See Video, reference pictures and recommended materials below
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.
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