Workshop: Painting a Vibrant Streetscape in Watercolour with Marvin Chew

Join watercolour artist Marvin for this in-depth look at painting a streetscape. A 2-3 hour workshop, broadcast live from Singapore on 15 June 2021.

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In this informative workshop, Marvin will demonstrate how to take advantage of watercolour’s luminous quality to create a vibrant impressionist styled streetscape in Kampong Glam, Singapore, with strong value contrast, using techniques such as glazing method, wet-on-wet, dry brushstrokes, and many more.


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Recommended materials

• PAPER:

1x Quarter Sheet (11” x 15” or 28 x 38cm) 100% cotton acid-free watercolour paper, either cold-press or rough, or watercolour block of equivalent size.

Marvin will be using 100% cotton made Baohong watercolour paper, rough. Other 100% cotton made watercolour papers such as Arches, Saunders, Fabriano Artistico are good too.


• PAINTS:

Watercolour Paint Tubes or Pans

Marvin will be using this palette during the 2-3 hour Webinar/ Workshop. The colours on the palette are: (From Left to right column, top to bottom)

  • Lemon Yellow

  • Permanent Yellow Deep

  • Yellow Ochre

  • Sap Green

  • Pyrrol Orange*

  • Cadmium Red Light

  • Permanent Alizarin Crimson

  • Rose of Ultramarine*

  • Verditer Blue**

  • Horizon Blue**

  • Ultramarine Blue

  • Lavender**

  • Cobalt Blue

  • Ultramarine Turquoise

  • Burnt Sienna

  • Lunar Black*

  • White Guoache (Not in palette)

For colours marked with *, Marvin specifically uses those by Daniel Smith and those marked** by Holbein. Marvin uses various brands for other colours depending on their availability and price. Marvin may or may not use all the colours in the palette during the workshop. Colours that he will most likely use in this workshop include (but not limited to) Yellow Ochre, Sap Green, Cadmium Red Light, Permanent Alizarin Crimson, Horizon Blue, Ultramarine Blue, Lavender, Cobalt Blue, Burnt Sienna and Lunar Black. • BRUSHES:

Marvin will be using the below however there’s no need to use the exact same brand. Any brushes of similar type are good enough.

  • Escoda Aquario #14 (Mid-size squirrel hair mop brush)

  • Da Vinci Maestro kolinsky sable round brush #10 (Large size kolinsky or red sable round)

  • Nevskaya kolinsky sable #6 (Mid-size kolinsky or red sable round)

  • Escoda Perla No. 8 (Mid-size synthetic round)

  • Escoda Perla No. 4 (Small-size synthetic round

  • Neef 4400 Needlepoint #8 (mid-size rigger)

  • Daley Rowney Sapphire ½” (mid-size synthetic flat)

• OTHER:

Soft eraser, any white plastic, metal or ceramic palette, with sufficiently large mixing areas, masking tapes and a plastic, corrugated, foam, or plywood board as backing to hold paper (not needed if you are using a watercolour block),water container (preferably with 2 or 3 separate compartments), cotton cloth or rag, tissue paper, spray bottle, Blackwing pencil (any 2B pencil), Pilot mechanical pencil 0.9mm, Daley Rowney Designer Gouache - Permanent White, Rounded palette knife, or used credit card