Workshop: African Elephants of Chobe with Albert Kline

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Join watercolour artist Albert Kline for his 2-3hr workshop webinar to study and paint African elephants of Chobe. ** Details below ** Broadcast live from Texas on 8 February 2022.

 

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SUMMARY

In this workshop, Al will be taking a few elephants and arranging them to make a new painting. Amongst other things Al will cover the concepts of drawing, perspective and proportion, colour mixing watercolours and painting watercolour texture in a wet in wet technique and a tonal study for the final work.


Tonal study (in workshop)

Colour study (in workshop)

Example work

Sketch for main painting (in workshop)

Reference photo

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MATERIALS

• PAPER: Saunders 140lb rough (High White or CP (NOT) Hahnemuhle 140lb rough Arches 140lb rough (block)


• PAINTS: Paints (Professional Grade Tubes only) Daniel Smith Cotman Winsor Newton Lukas American Journey *Al prefers Daniel Smith and Winsor Newton watercolours. His Favourite Colours in his Palette (3 must colours are Yellow Ochre, Cobalt Blue and Alizarin Crimson by DANIEL SMITH) Yellows REDS Cadmium Red or Cadmium Yellow Anthraquinoid Scarlett New Gambouge Alizarin Crimson Yellow Ochre Cadmium Red Light (LUKAS only) Gold Ochre (Aquarelle- Sennelier) Quinacridone Gold EARTH TONES BLUES Raw Umber Lavender Burnt Umber Cobalt Blue Burnt Sienna (Winsor Newton only) Cerulean Blue Quinacridone Burnt Orange and Burnt Scarlet Dioxazine Violet Van Dyke Brown Royal Violet Ultramarine Blue Indigo (American Journey) OTHER Paints Al uses White Designers Gouache (Winsor Newton only) Transparent Orange (Winsor Newton only) Cadmium Orange (Winsor Newton only


• BRUSHES: DaVinci small mop and/or DUGATO Squirrel Hair Paint Brushes (Set of 3) Synthetic Rosemary Brushes or round brushes sizes # 8, 10,12,14 Silver Black Velvet Rosemary Brushes (#16, #18 or #20) Anders Anderson Sword Brush or Vladislav Yeliseyev Signature Sword Brushes Small detailing brushes ( Buy the $8.99 cheap set on Amazon by ARTIFY-12 PCS Watercolor Paint Brushes Premium Nylon Hair ) ESCODA - Versatal Sentitico #10 Brush Cheap square brush

*Brushes are an investment, so get the ones that work best for you. Al is always experimenting with brushes, he typically paints with a set of MOP brushes, SQUARE brushes and FINE POINT brushes for details


• OTHER: Spray bottles or atomizer Creative Mark -Set of 3 SRUBBER BRUSHES Paper towel roll or toilet paper roll Langnickel K-4 Palette Knife (or any palette knife will do) Matte Board to mount your watercolour paper with tape/

Palettes John Pike Palette or Holbein* Small Travel Palette (La Petite) with 3 primary Colours (Cobalt Blue, Alizarin Crimson and Yellow Ochre) and a well for Neutral Tint/Payne’s Gray. *Any ceramic/metal palette such as Holbein is also acceptable.

Pencil/Pens 2B/4B Pencil or Mechanical Pencil .05 and .07 Fine Tip Mechanical lead Pencil Any watercolour, acid free pen (Such as Pigma Graphic or Pentalics) No SHARPIES Uni-Ball UM 153 Signo Broad Point Gel Pen - White - Pack of 3 (Japan) Small eraser or electric eraser

FOUNTAIN Pens Sailor brand or Faber Castell refillable FOUNTAIN PEN. Any refillable FOUNTAIN pen will do. Noodlers (Polar Black Ink) or DeATRAMENTIS Archival Ink (50ml) bottle