Cloudscapes: Expressive Skies in Watercolor with Maria Coryell-Martin, February 24

Cloudscapes: Expressive Skies in Watercolor with Maria Coryell-Martin, February 24


Learn tools and techniques for painting expressive skies in watercolor. We will explore design, color mixing, and applying glazes for atmospheric compositions. You will have the opportunity to paint four distinct cloudscapes based on photos, from misty mornings to windy afternoons and layered sunsets.
All levels welcome!

• Water bottle and sack lunch: we will take a midday break
• Image inspiration (optional): photos/images of dramatic skies.
• Paper: small sketchbook/journal for notes and at least 4 sheets of 11” x 15” 140lb 100% rag Arches bright white cold press paper, I will have these available for purchase, $1/each.
• Brushes: I recommend quality over quantity, with a large flat (such as 1”), a medium round (#8), and a small round (#3). Optional extras are a larger round (#12), small flat (1/2”), and #0. I like Princeton Art Brush & Co. 4050 series, other quality brands with soft bristles are fine. A larger 1.5” flat (or angled brush) or a large Hake brush are also helpful for larger compositions.
• Watercolor paints: use high quality paints with at least a yellow, red, magenta, blue, cyan, and neutral brown. If you are starting out, I recommend the Daniel Smith Essential 6 watercolor set (you can
purchase from me) which includes Hansa Yellow Light, New Gamboge, Quinacridone Rose, Pyrrol Red, French Ultramarine, and Phthalo Blue (Green Shade). Additional favorite colors of mine include Indanthrone Blue, Cerulean Blue Chromium, Deep Scarlet, Quinacridone Gold, Lunar Earth, and Sepia.
• Palette with space for mixing: I recommend a palette with a lid and mixing area. For studio work, I like the 11” x 14’ Robert Wood plastic palette and also use a 20 Well Rectangular Angled palette for mixing.
• Drawing board: I like 3/16” gatorboard, sized 18” x 24” (or other surface for mounting watercolor paper)
• Additional items: masking tape, water container, pencil and eraser (I prefer a light 2H pencil, kneaded eraser, and white vinyl eraser), paper towels, (I prefer the heavy duty blue shop towels which can be rinsed and reused), spray bottle, and sponge.
Please contact me with any questions: 206 708 9405,


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