WATERCOLOR: The Method of Color

Plein Air Watercolor Painting at the Norman Bird Sanctuary, Newport, Rhode Island

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The workshop includes four intensive days of painting watercolors from observation on location and in the studio with master artist David Dewey. The workshop begins each morning with a demonstration lecture by Mr. Dewey, which includes fundamental watercolor principles, on-location and studio watercolor painting methods, and Color, the primary focus of all of David Dewey’s teaching. Each day ends with a group discussion on each student’s watercolors.

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Third Beach, 2004, watercolor, 27 x 39

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For more information about the Norman Bird Sanctuary and the Paradise Farmhouse visit: http://normanbirdsanctuary.org/farmhouse

Food

Complimentary continental breakfast served every morning from 8 - 9am at The Paradise Farmhouse at Norman Bird Sanctuary for all workshop participants. Box lunches will also be provided for all participants.  Dinners are responsibility of attendee.

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Sachuest, 2003 watercolor, 27 1-2 x 39 1-2_3.jpg

Masterclass Watercolor Supplies

WATERCOLOR PIGMENTS

Aureolin; Cadmium Yellow; Yellow Ochre; Juane #2 (Holbein); Cadmium Orange; Cadmium Red; Permanent Rose; Shell Pink (Holbein); Permanent Magenta; Cobalt Violet; Burnt Sienna; Brown Matter; Winsor Blue (green tint); Cobalt Blue; Cerulean Blue; French Ultra. Blue; Verditer Blue (Holbein); Lavender (Holbein); Emerald Green or Cobalt Green; Permanent Green Light;

PAPER

140 or 300 lb CP Arches- 14 x 20” Block (1), or 20 x 30” sheets
140 or 300 lb CP Fabriano- 20 x 30”
Strathmore 400 Series Sketchbook- 8 x 10” (for wc studies and notes)

BRUSHES

#12 Round (2)

#10 Round (2)

1 inch flat and oval soft natural hair (ox or squirrel)

2 inch flat soft natural (dark ox hair)
Suggest Barrie (NY Central Supply)

ADDITIONAL MATERIALS

Large Flat Surface Palette (plastic or metal)
Painting Board(cardboard or foam core)-for sheets only
Portable folding chair or Landscape easel
UV White Umbrella; Water Bottle and Holder
Paper clamps
Single edge razor and Knife
Natural and Domestic house hold sponge
#2B Pencil and White erasure
Small tissue packs

Please check out our other Spring offerings:

Spring Film Series
Spring Lectures Series
Adult Courses
Summer Workshop: Plein Air Painting with Mark Boedges