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Kathleen McElwaine

~There is only one thing I like as much as painting, and that is teaching someone else to paint.

Kathleen McElwaine Daniel Smith Dot Card PaletteMost supplies can be found in Kathleen's Etsy Store.
Kathleen's favorite Daniel Smith Palette: TexasArtShop.com 


Suggested supplies when painting with Kathleen:
*A Watercolor Palette

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)

      ~Prang Watercolor Set   
   
  ~Most basic watercolor palettes include the basic 8 colors needed

*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

*Scotch Tape

*#2 Pencil 

*Paper Towels

*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



Link to watch demo video Kathleen painting with John Cogley, owner and CEO Daniel Smith Art Supplies  https://danielsmith.com/weekly-live-demos/
           

                 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.

 

"Saturdays are FREE!" Watercolor Class - Click on a link below:

LIVE Upcoming Zoom Classes


Favorite palette and suggestions for additional colors
Kathleen's favorite Daniel Smith Palette: TexasArtShop.com, Kathleen's Etsy Shop and the the suggested additional colors are in a Wish List from DickBlick.com

What people are saying about Kathleen's watercolor classes:

"Thank you for sending the invite.  I wanted to tell you my Granddaughters & I so enjoyed the class Saturday. They loved doing the watercolor bluebonnets.  Their other Grandmother text me to tell me how beautiful she thought their paintings were & how proud she is of them. I encouraged her to do a class with them on a Saturday because it was so special for me.  I so admire how you want to teach & share with others.  Things that give confidence & instill happiness are such a needed thing in our world right now.  The pandemic has been tough for everyone, especially our children. Thank you for the ray of SUNSHINE you bring into the world Kathleen! "-Cindy

"Oh my goodness. What a blessing!  I can’t wait to try the 10 Daniel Smith watercolors in your beginners palette. Also, I have a friend who said she would like to take your classes after seeing my group of water brush paintings. She’s been following my progress weekly. 😊. She signed up on your website waterbrushteacher.com to receive the emails about your classes. She’s very excited to join us as well. It’s so nice to share your water brush classes as they are a blessing to us! Loving the class!  Thank you again!" -June

"Thank you for being a great teacher." -Zelda

"I just wanted to take a moment to tell you how much I have enjoyed your watercolor classes.  I am an art teacher myself, but it's nice to be able to create too.  I took your workshop at TAEA (Bluebonnets) because my great grandmother was a Texas artist and specialized in Bluebonnet Paintings.  It was a way for me to feel close to her.  I have not been able to attend the Saturday morning sessions, however, I have followed the videos religiously every week in your newsletters.  Wanted to share.  Thank you for sharing your talent and time.  Looking forward to seeing what's next!"  -Anna