Explore the graphic possibilities of combining watercolor with expressive line in pen and ink. You don’t have to be a perfectionist to get beautiful and intriguing results with these simple tools and techniques. Often a less-than-appealing watercolor can become a successful work of art just by adding some interesting or defining lines and, conversely, a pen and ink drawing can be enhanced with color.
Come have fun experimenting with these versatile mediums under the tutelage of a professional artist and signature member of The Georgia Watercolor Society and Watercolor Society of Alabama.
Supply list for the course:
- 140 lb. or heavier hot press watercolor paper (no texture) or smooth illustration board
- Sketch book or paper for sketching
Watercolor Brushes (Make sure you buy “watercolor brushes”)
- one, round brush size 8 or 10 (size of brush is flexible, depending on the size of painting)
- one, 1-inch flat brush
- ¼-inch flat
Paints (small tube of best quality you can afford, Winsor & Newton is a reliable brand, but there are others). At minimum, you should have at least one of each primary color, two is preferred (1 warm and 1 cool).
||Cadmium Red Deep
||Fr. Ultramarine Blue
Palette to store paints and mix paints (get one with deep wells and large mixing area) - can substitute with white Styrofoam plates
Pens and Ink
- Your choice – there are many fine pens at your art stores. You will need at least a fine point and
a medium point pen. Ink needs to be waterproof. For this class, I will be using black India ink,
but you can use Sepia as well.
- A small ink well/dish/palette, if you are using a dip pen.
- 1 board (gator board, waterproofed masonite, etc.) cut about 1 inch larger than your watercolor
paper (so you can use the clamps to hold paper on board)
- 4 bulldog clamps to stretch paper to board
- 1 board (gator board, waterproofed masonite, etc.) cut about 1-inch larger than your watercolor paper
- Masking agent, like Miskit or something similar (I like Incredible White Mask best)
- Small bar of soap
- Small spray bottle for water
- Roll of paper towel
- Pencil (#2B) and kneaded eraser
- Black permanent marker (fine tip)
- Sponge (rectangular kitchen)
- Plastic water container (cut up an old milk jug)
- Bag to transport all of your supplies