Shades of Fall: Exploring Watercolor with Maria Coryell-Martin, October 13 & 14

Shades of Fall: Exploring Watercolor with Maria Coryell-Martin, October 13 & 14



Explore the vivid hues of autumn through watercolor! We will explore design, color mixing, and expressive painting techniques. The weekend will include one day focused in the studio and another of plein air painting around Fort Worden State Park. All levels welcome!

What to Bring

• Water bottle and sack lunch: we will take a midday break

• Clothing: warm layers and sun protection. We will take outdoor excursions.

• Sit pad or stool: if you prefer to stand, you may like a lightweight easel.

• Image inspiration (optional): photos/images of your favorite fall landscapes.

• Paper: small sketchbook for studies (I like Stillman and Birn Beta softcover sketchbooks) and at least 4 sheets of ~11” x 14” 140lb 100% rag Arches cold press paper. 22” x 30” sheets of Arches paper may be purchased from me for $5/each. I will also have sketchbooks available for purchase.

• 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. For small plein air studies, I carry a water brush as well.

• 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 use the Pocket Palette for small plein air studies.

• Drawing board: I like 3/16” gatorboard, sized 12” x 16” (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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