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The Shaded Arch with Gabriel Stockton

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Join watercolour artist Gabriel Stockton for this short, fun 1 hour Art Class webinar to paint this shaded arch scene. * Details below * Broadcast live from California on 8 February 2022.


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**See Reference photo and recommended materials below**


Join Gabriel for the prelude to his full, 2-3 hour workshop webinar. He will teach you a quick simple drawing technique and will introduce you to his technique of using watercolours in such a way to always get spirit into your paintings.

Preparation for Short Class: Have your watercolour paper taped down on a movable surface. Gabriel uses ¾ inch masking tape on a sheet of wood. Paper size is 7x10 inches vertical format, you may draw in the building structure, not the tree (if you have time).

Useful links:

Reference photo

Line sketch

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• PAPER: (1 or 2 single sheets 32x40 inches)

Paper is key. There are many bands to choose that are affordable.

Arches and Fabriano Artistico 100% Cotton, 140lb. These brands can take more surface work to them and hold paint pigments well. Watercolour paper comes with Four types of surfaces: hot press, which is a smooth paper and cold press with regular, rough texture and my personal favourite Soft Press. Choose one at a time to see what you like. Typical outdoor painters use Cold press or rough

• PAINTS: There is a lot of paint to pick from, Daniel Smith is fine for this workshop. Golden Ochre, Ultramarine, Burnt Sienna, Perm. Alizarin Crimson, Neutral tint. I work with both fresh tube, sticks and pan’s.

Extend list of DS colours - Hansa Yellow Light, Yellow Ochre, Quinacridone Deep Gold, Raw Sienna, Iridescent Aztec Gold, Pyrrol Red, Permanent Alizarin Crimson, Rose of Ultramarine, Hematite Burnt Scarlet Genuine, Cerulean Blue, Ultramarine Blue, Lavender, Sleeping Beauty Turquoise Genuine, Olive Green, Green Apatite Genuine, Tiger’s Eye Genuine, Moonglow, Lunar Black

• BRUSHES: (5 brushes)

Mop: #12 “Blick” Master synthetic squirrel

Rounds: #8 #10 #12 Escoda pearla synthetic

Flat: 3/4's or 1" inch Any is fine synthetic

• OTHER: Palette , there are many choices to buy. A small travel palette or a large Studio palette is fine. One water container, paper towels, pencil 4b, an affordable sketch book, eraser, masking tape, something to tape/stretch watercolour paper on… (foam core, wood, coroplast).

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