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"Explore More Possibilities with Mixed Media and Watercolor" with Susan Winslow

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"Explore More Possibilities with Mixed Media and Watercolor" with Susan Winslow

July 22nd and 23rd from 10-4pm

$160 + materials. Some supplies included! 

An Intermediate to Advanced Workshop

Students at this level will know how to do gradated washes, understand how to use the color wheel to build warm and cool paintings, have developed compositional skills and design sense. All these principles will be reviewed so we can take the next step.

In this workshop, we will explore textural possibilities using watercolor, gouache, acrylic inks, metallic powers, oil pastels and other mediums in conjunction with watercolor. Other areas to be mastered: rich octanic* darks, as well as pouring and negative painting techniques. Students will be working from their own photographs and their personal color palette. We will also explore how to use multiple photographs in a painting.

*Octanic refers to placing rich darks next to lights as a pleasant counterpoint to the light pattern in the painting. Some artists do this as the initial wash. And then there’s knowing what pigments give you rich vibrant darks so your painting doesn’t have lifeless, dull darks. All of which can be reproduced from our current supply list of pigments.

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“I have been drawing and painting for as long as I can remember. After graduating from college, I taught drawing and painting at the secondary level, and later found other creative outlets: illustrating a children’s book, and working on set direction for the Smithsonian Institution and also at a maritime museum in New York. After a twenty year career in advertising and graphic ad design, I retired, and now I am painting full time in the medium of watercolor. 

Artists of the past and the present speak to me with their music, stories and poems. However, it is with painters that I feel a special kinship.

Painting is my way of expressing delight in my everyday surroundings. I walk the beaches and observe the moods of the ocean and the people at play and contemplation. I delight in the patterns created by sunlight playing on palm fronds, the subtle color gradations of foliage, and the majesty of the old oak trees and sycamores indigenous to this part of the world.”

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Suggested Supply list for Int/Adv Workshop

2 sheets of Arches 22’x30" 140 lb cold press (watercolor blocks not encouraged)

NO Strathmore or student grade, but Fabriano 140 lb is okay

Gator board or foam core for mounting your paper. (Gator board can be purchased and cut for  you at SC Art Supply. You can share this expense with someone else taking the workshop. This board should be a board 12”x16” or larger as we’ll be working on 1/4 sheets of paper (11”X15”)

Brushes: I use a Lowel Cornell #12 or #14- it has a great point and it holds plenty of wash. These are available at SC Art Supply. Bring any brushes with you and we can discuss their merits and limitations. And I will bring flats and other sized rounds for you to experiment with.

Pencils: I prefer working with a mechanical pencil 0.7 or 0.5 as they leave less carbon print on the paper, but an HB pencil will do. Also an kneaded eraser as it ls less abrasive on the paper surface.

Pigments I have been gravitating more and more to Daniel Smith brand but Winsor Newton, Holbein and Da Vinci are all good brands, as are all the pigments carried at SC Art Supply. But please no student grade or pans. 

Greens: Viridian and Phtalo Green - YELLOW shade (DS) or Hooker’s Green 

if you already have it

Yellow: Quinacridone Gold (DS) and any other yellows you might have on 


Oranges and Reds: Quinacridone Burnt Orange (DS) or Burnt Sienna if you 

already have it on hand

Quin Rose (DS) or Permanent Rose

Carmine (DS) or Alizarin Crimson

Permanent Orange (DS) or Cadmium Orange 

Blues: Ultramarine and Cobalt Blue

( I encourage you to bring your own pigments if you have them on hand as we will be doing color swatches in the workshop)

Color Wheel. I will supply you with a value scale. Any returning students, please bring this along.

Palette: John Pike, Steve Quiller or Holbein are all fine but WAIT to fill wells until the workshop

Sharpie pen-extra fine point

Sketch book for note taking and sketching. Roll of paper towels and/or box of tissues, reference material

Palette knife

Small set of Watercolor Pencils- no student grade.