The dynamic workshop is designed to enable participants of all levels to quickly gain confidence in approaching the portrait and figure in a more spontaneous, intuitive and expressive way.
Demonstrations, class instruction, individual assistance, "show and tell", and a series of "fun" exercises will weave into class painting time. Special emphasis will be on achieving a fresh look of translucent flesh tones in the portrait with unique color changes, which will add to the excitement of capturing the essence of the subject. Many "features" will be covered. All levels will benefit and help is available to those who are new to the portrait and figure. No Fear!!
Students will have an opportunity to work from their photographs or Janet's and also from life models. Janet will also focus on achieving quick gesture paintings from photos and the model - having fun with letting the watercolor form the gestures in a fun and fluid manner.
The goal will be to "see" in new ways, bringing "life" and interpretation to the portrait and the figure, and to discover intuitive color and design.
Janet Rogers, AWS
2049 John Anderson Drive
Ormond Beach, FL 32176
Website: www.watercolorsbyrogers.com E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
‘WATERCOLOR IMPRESSIONS - FLOWERS to FIGURES”
Dear Students: I look forward to our workshop. Below is a SUGGESTED list of supplies. PLEASE DO NOT FEEL YOU HAVE TO HAVE EVERYTHING!! Hopefully you already have supplies that are the same or comparable. Please call me for any questions - (386)441-4930 (cell: 386-451-8441) or E-Mail: email@example.com. Website: www.watercolorsbyrogers.com
WATERCOLOR PAPERS: I suggest 140lb Coldpressed (prefer Arches Bright White- rougher side for paintings.. It will be helpful to have extra watercolor paper (could be backs of old paintings, etc.) for painting exercises. (but Arches best even for exercises) also Fabriano or Kilimanjaro. Of course, you will also need a board (I use Champion Art mate approx. 17” x 23” – but even foam board will do - to support your painting – as I paint on an angle). We do many paintings, so please bring enough watercolor paper (approx. 2 to 5 paintings per day – can be ½ sheets(I work on ½ sheets) or ¼ sheets if need be).
OTHER PAPERS: drawing paper will be needed in any portrait or figure workshop. (I will have extra with me)
PENCILS: I suggest a #2B pencil for drawing on the watercolor paper, but really love the ebony pencils (or 6B) for drawing exercises (on sketch paper). A kneaded eraser and pencil sharpener will be handy.
PALETTE: I use various palettes, such as “Jones Palette”, “Cheap Joe’s ”, , etc. – I also use a Jasper tray (plastic type butcher tray) to make more “puddles”. Palettes should have individual wells plus area for mixing (large flat areas).
OTHER STUFF: Although, I will supply some fresh flowers, feel free to bring some favorites of yours also (for Flower Workshops). Hair dryer(we can share), large container for water (I use a bucket), paper towels (I suggest Bounty). For figure portion, we will work from photos for the figure portion of the workshop but may work from a model so bring your camera!. Please bring photos of people to work from (can be friends, family, someone who interests you or even from magazines – since this is for practice) ones with good lights and darks (shadow shapes). Ideally shadow shapes should should be more than ½ . Please see my website for sample). I will also have some photos if you don’t have any you like.
If you would like you can bring a drawing and photo that you might enjoy working from – you can trace the drawing or just draw straight on your watercolor paper. I will try to have some drawings that you can trace especially for beginners and photos to go with them.
BRUSHES: I like the following: KINGART GOLDEN TAKLON BRUSHES – WASH - Series 9550 – K9550-50 (1/2”); K9550-75 (3/4”); K-9550-1 (1”); ROUNDS – K-9000 – 14; MAX ROUND – K9020 – 14; ROUND WASH -K9700-26 and sometimes a ONE STROKE – K9100-75 (3/4”) I use these brushes, but bring what you have. In the workshop you may try mine to see if you like them before you buy them. I ALWAYS BRING EXTRA BRUSHES FOR USE BY ARTISTS.
WATERCOLOR PAINTS: PLEASE SEE ATTACHED PIGMENT LIST:
“LIMITED PIGMENT LIST”
LIMITED LIST OF PIGMENTS
(you can get by on these )
These colors are all mostly transparent and do well in mixing other colors.
This list is to help students who do not have access to all the colors I use -
PLEASE NOTE: there are six colors in bold…..these are the strongest recommended!! (two limited triads)
TRIAD #1 – Light to Mid Values
Aureolin (a transparent cool yellow) (Winsor-Newton) *or Sour Lemon (AJ)
Permanent Rose (a cool pink – I use a lot – Am. Journey, or W/N)
Cobalt Blue (American Journey, or W/N or Holbein)
TRIAD #2 – Mid to Dark Values
Quinacridone Gold (a very intense transparent bright yellow gold) (Winsor-Newton or Daniel Smith or Holbein)
Permanent Alizarin Crimson (a deep cool pink/red) – Holbein or W/N or D.Smith
Ultramarine Blue (AJ, W/N or Holbein) - probably all same – please not French Ultramarine
OTHER HELPFUL COLORS: (you do not HAVE TO HAVE – but nice)
Cerulean Blue (W/N) or Sky Blue (American Journey)*
Prussian Blue (American Journey or other)
Janet’s Violet Rose (American Journey)*
Skip’s Green (Am. Journey)
Arctic Ice (Am Journey – now called Cerulean Blue Hue)
(ANY AMERICAN JOURNEY COLORS I WILL HAVE AT WORKSHOP) you can see and test them.
* – will help
THESE LIMITED TRIADS WOULD REALLY BE ALL YOU NEED BUT I USE MORE COLORS. DO NOT WANT YOU TO WORRY ABOUT BRINGING EVERYTHING!!! I BRING PAINTS WITH ME – ENOUGH FOR SHARING SO NO WORRIES!!! - BEST TO BRING THE SIX COLORS THOUGH.