Art Supplies for Saturday Classes and Monday, 201 Studio Classes - Taught by Kathleen Mcelwaine on Zoom
Watercolor colors - If you have watercolors, use what you have until I introduce you to my 21 color palette of Daniel Smith Watercolor Paints. A
basic palette of colors will work.
Basic palette - Red Yellow and Blue, Green, Purple and Orange, and Burnt Sienna. I am an Ambassador of Daniel Smith Watercolor paint, so please, if you don't already own paint, attend a class before you buy.
Paper - My favorite paper to use everyday is Fluid100, watercolor paper size 6x8. For learning to sketch with watercolor I recommend a student quality paper (Note if it does not say 100% cotton it is not 100% cotton regardless of the brand)
My favorite student quality paper is Canson XL, Watercolor paper and Canson XL Mixed Media. I like both because one is Cold Press and the other is Hot Press.
My 201 Studio students use the above plus 100% cotton paper Fabriano Block Hot and Cold Press 9x12 and or 100% cotton Arches Block, 9x12. Use what you have and wait to talk before you buy.
Brushes - , I like everyone to learn to paint from me with Pentel® Water Brushes size medium small. Many students already know how to paint and they use the brushes they are accustom. My favorite watercolor brushes are Silver Black Velvet, Escoda Ultimo and Pentel® Water Brush Medium size. Watercolor brushes Sizes 6, 8, 10 are good sizes to own. I almost always paint with my water brushes.
In addition to the above please have - Black Permanent Marker - Ultra Fine Sharpie, or Prismacolor 03, or Micron 03. There are many good black permanent markers that I do not know the name/brand, so use what you have. When I first started finishing my paintings with the black lines, I used the black pen I had in my purse. On occasion I use the 01 but most often it is the 03 or 04.
Paper Towels, graphite pencil soft #2, Dixon Art Supplies for Saturday Classes, don't break the budget!
Have you ever wanted to learn how to paint with watercolor
but didn't have the confidence, artistic knowledge or time?
Watercolor artist Kathleen McElwaine's tips and tricks will establish the foundation needed to have fun and enjoy the art of watercolor painting! Her vast knowledge comes from many years of schooling, creating, teaching, and sharing artistic experiences. As an ambassador for Daniel Smith's Artists' Paints, color theory is organically woven into her teaching of watercolor art.
If you would like to follow Kathleen and receive information for upcoming events and watercolor classes, please join her newsletter! Once you have submitted your information, an email will be sent to you usually, within 1 business day, for a “Saturday’s are FREE!” live watercolor class. This email will also include a link to access Kathleen's ZOOM classroom where you will experience the magic of her gift of teaching and enter a space where questions are always welcome! Kathleen also includes a simple sketch pattern for each of her original paintings for the lesson she is teaching. These images can be downloaded and printed to ensure success regardless of your skill level. Therefore...
No drawing skills are required!
“Saturday’s are FREE!” classes give Kathleen the opportunity to demonstrate how easy it is to learn how to watercolor. Her teaching style and step-by-step approach to watercolor painting provides for a relaxed, stress-free environment.
Primary Colors: Red, Yellow, Blue, Secondary Colors: Green, Purple, Orange. And Burnt Sienna and Indigo.
These are the Daniel Smith Colors I use when students ask for Daniel Smith Watercolor Paint names.
Primary Colors: Hansa Yellow Light, Quinacridone Red, Manganese Blue Hue and I add Phthalo Blue Red Shade so to have a light blue and a dark blue.
Secondary Colors: Carbazole Violet, Phthalo Yellow Green, and I add Serpentine Genuine or Sap Green so to have a spring green plus a basic green and Permanent Green. And Quinacridone Burnt Orange and Indigo.
Most multi color palettes include the necessary colors.
~Daniel Smith Watercolor Set (Kathleen is an Ambassador for Daniel
Smith Artists' Paint)
*Pentel Aquash Water Brush
~Pentel Aquash Water Brush set of 4
~Watercolor brush, #4, #8, or #10 rounds (with a good point)
are all good sizes
*Black Ultra Fine Sharpie
~any .03 or .04 black permanent marker
*6X8 size Watercolor paper or larger
~140 lb. works best
~Watercolor Paper 100% cotton cold press/140#
*Pattern for class painting
~downloaded & printed
Suggested additional colors are found in a Wish List from DickBlick.com