Watercolor: Tips, Tricks and Techniques

Sunday July 18

10:00 AM  –  3:00 PM

No middle-value blah paintings here!  Learn some of the fun techniques used when painting with watercolors, including masking sections of your work to “save the white,” creating various textures, and pushing those values. Together we will work on a 15 x 22” image and create small samples of various techniques for you to refer back to later.

Saturday, July 18 
10 am - 3 pm

Instructor: Ronnie Rector
Ages: Adult (15+) | Working knowledge of watercolor painting is recommended:

Supply list: 1 or 2 Artist-Quality Watercolors and Brushes, Size 8 and 6 Rounds are Great; a 2” or 3” Hake Brush and an Inexpensive Rigger for Masking, 1 piece 16x20” Foam Core or Other Stiff Board to Mount Paper to, Masking Tape, Masking fluid, Small container of salt, Small bar of soap (hotel sized type), Generously sized container for water, 1 sheet graphite transfer paper, Ball-point pen for tracing image (suggest blue or red to see where you’ve traced), Spray bottle for water (small Windex bottle works great), Blow dryer, Watercolor paper – 2 ½ sheets of Arches 140 lb. cold press highly recommended – buy 1 full 22”x30” sheet and cut it in half for two 15”x22” sheets, Masking tape, Masking fluid, 1 clean baby food jar or similar small container with secure lid