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2-DAY WORKSHOP: Fearless H20 Color with GEORGIA MANSUR. May 18-19, 2017. 9am-4pm.


Thursday and Friday
May 18-19, 2017

9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Register at 206-223-9599

You can achieve confidence with watercolour given good guidance and really solid foundational skills to build on~ you will go away with an action plan and step by step process to rack up brush mileage on your own to develop your own artistic voice without fear of this challenging but rewarding medium!


Saturday, May 20, 2017
10:00 am - 12:00 pm


Sunday, May 21, 2017
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Register at 206-223-9599

I use Daniel Smith Artist’s Quality WATERCOLORS ~ please do not get student quality ~ you will not get the desired results we are looking for (Winsor & Newton, Holbein, Schmincke, M. Graham okay, but DS preferred).
You can go crazy buying every possible colour but here are the basics that i feel you should have on your palette to begin.
* French Ultramarine* Cobalt Blue
* Indanthrone Blue* Lemon Yellow
* Carbazole Violet* Alizarin Crimson
* Opera Pink* Quinacridone Gold
* Cad Red Medium Hue* Neutral Tint
* Moonglow* Cad Yellow Deep Hue
* Phthalo Turquoise* Quinacridone Magenta
* Raw Umber* Transparent Red Oxide
* White Gouache*
Others to add later if desired:
* Lavender, Wisteria, Aussie Gold, Green Gold
PAPER and supports
* Gatorboard or drawing board to use as a support (can also use stiff cardboard temporarily) at least big enough to fit a half sheet watercolour paper on it. If you are using a Saunders or Arches watercolour block that will work too but please do not buy cheap paper, your work will suffer from inferior quality paper, it is very important. The watercolour blocks are excellent for plein air so you don’t need a support board.
* Paper~ Saunders or Arches 300gsm (rough/cold press) or (smooth/hot press for fine detail work). I prefer Saunders 300 rough. Can also use heavier weights like 600gsm, which will not buckle but they are more expensive.
* Daniel Smith Watercolour Ground in White
* masking tape 1”
* roll paper towels
* tissues
* sponge one natural and one kitchen variety
* Palette ~ these vary a great deal~ for colour mixing purposes a palette with mixing space and colours laid out in warm/cool format is useful~ I can help you with this. I use Creative Mark palette with a closeable lid but get one that suits you.
* Spray bottle (fine mist)
* Sketch book
* pencil ( i use a 2B clutch but use what you feel comfortable with except one that is too dark and does not erase well). Kneadable or white eraser.
* Compact mirror
* Old toothbrush
* water container (like an ice cream container or similar)
BRUSHES ~ a range of flats, rounds, a rigger, and a hake. I use Sable and Synthetics for their ability to hold a lot of pigment and come to a fine point~ no hog hair bristles please for watercolour I use the Georgia Mansur Signature Brushes from Rosemary and Co~ the watercolour sets are $200 for 13 brushes and include all you will need. I will have some available for purchase for those interested as well as my single Signature Kolinsky Sable Mops designed by Rosemary and myself in size 10 or 12.
* Make sure you protect your brushes and clean them well, returning the point before putting them away~ brushes can be expensive so take good care of them. You do not have to have a million but one of each type will get you started.
* I will also bring masking fluid, and show how to use it effectively. You can purchase Daniel Smith in an applicator with different nibs or get the kind in the bottle. If you have a crepe rubber eraser it takes off masking fluid well (it looks like the sole of a desert boot). I don’t use it much and prefer to drive around my whites but there is the odd occasion in want to preserve something fiddly like stamens in flowers, etc.
* An old x-ray film and Stanley knife (don’t pack knife in your carryon luggage!)
* Small sea sponge
* I can send more details later regarding packing light, airport security etc. for those that would like this info, just email me regarding this point.

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