Learn how to paint snow on hillsides, mountaintops, and trees.
Molly will send out drawings for you to take a look at and draw in advance so that you can paint along with her during the live class. Completed paintings will also be sent so that you have a reference as you are painting. Feel free to draw and paint in your own style, and to use your own photos! Your individual interpretation of subjects is encouraged!
We'll use masking fluid on a carefully rendered snow-laden hemlock, so if you want to try that, purchase Winsor and Newton masking fluid in advance.
Cost: $53 members, $60 non-members
Limit of 20 participants
After registering, you will receive the Zoom link information
Watercolor Supply List:
**NOTE: the materials you already have at home are fine! The only item Molly suggests you buy is Arches 140 lb. cold press watercolor paper.
-Drawing pencil HB (for watercolor under sketches)
-Artist eraser, white Mars plastic (made by Staedtler)
-Paper: Arches 140 lb. cold press watercolor paper, 100% rag cut to your preferred size for painting. Check out the new horizontal and square format blocks, too.
-Lightweight board for paper mounting for ease of painting if you use single sheets with clips or rubber bands.
-Brushes: Sable or sable/synthetic blend watercolor brushes: #12, #6, and #4 round, ¾” flat.
Other sizes and types are optional. Do not buy a synthetic brush in #12 or #8 size: they are too stiff and do not lay smooth washes. Synthetics are fine for #4 and smaller sizes. I like Da Vinci Maestro sable rounds the best, but they are expensive. A sable/synthetic blend works well and is cheaper. Other brushes I like using are smaller flat brushes with chisel edges (which are useful for softening edges, and lifting out), riggers or liners for small line work.
-Water and water containers or water brushes
-Palette: Alvin 18 pan with blue waterproof seal, filled with the following tube paints:
Paints: I use Daniel Smith watercolors
Reds: Cool: permanent alizarin crimson
Warm: pyrrol scarlet
Blues: Cool: phthalo blue (green shade)
Warm: phthalo blue (red shade) or French ultramarine blue or ultramarine blue
Yellows: Cool: hansa yellow light
Warm: hansa yellow medium
Violet: carbazole violet
Browns and golds: quinacridone burnt orange, yellow ochre or raw sienna (you can substitute burnt umber or burnt sienna for the quinacridone burnt orange).
Other colors you may want to add, in order of their usefulness: cobalt blue, hansa yellow deep or new gamboge, perylene green, perinone orange, indanthrone blue, Chinese white or Winsor and Newton permanent white gouache-it has more covering power than Chinese white.
-Paper towels, rags
- Winsor and Newton Masking Fluid, white pens (I like Posca paint pens for corrections)
Sea sponge for corrections, Cheap Joe’s Fritch scrub brushes, also for corrections