Tuesdays, 9 am -noon, Feb. 26, Mar 5, 12
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Learn proportions of the human figure and sketch or paint the live, clothed model. Erin will begin in charcoal or pencil, moving into watercolor, which is optional. Other mediums welcome.
Supplies: Sketchbook, 14”x 17” or 18” x 24”
Kneaded eraser and white drawing eraser
Charcoal sticks or charcoal pencils
Watercolor supplies if painting in watercolor
*SUGGESTED Supplies for Erin Callahan Blum’s Watercolor Class: Painting People Portraits
Watercolor Brushes in similar sizes to these (not the cheap brushes offered in packets –they shed):
1” flat synthetic (EX: Robert Simmons 755 goes on sale for $11.00)
#12 round synthetic
#8 round synthetic
#4 round synthetic
Try to have at least 2 rounds and definitely 1” flat brush.
Paper: I get my best results on the following brand paper (Arches):
Aquarelle Arches 140# Cold Pressed Watercolor Block, has a SOLID GREEN COVER, 12” X 16” (about $40. in one of the catalogs below, often $60. at a store: hint, find a store coupon)
or, 140# Arches, cold pressed paper (you can get 4-6 paintings from two 22” x 30” sheets! You can also turn them over for yet more paintings! Also available in 16” x 20” sheet packs.
If you use the 2nd option, you will need a non-porous board to tape paper onto: such as varnished Masonite, Plexiglass, or Formica. Cut a little larger than your desired paper size, enough for masking tape on all 4 sides.
Paints: 7-8ml tubes, s/as Winsor Newton, Grumbacher, (Cotman=student grade)
Caucasian portrait: (this is what I will demonstrate)
Rose Madder Genuine
Other optional favorite colors:
Cadmium Red Light or Deep
Optional, because greens can be mixed with yellow & blue: Viridian OR Sap Green
Palette: Any watercolor palette for the three to six colors for this class. It should be labeled “for watercolor” and have a flat mixing area. Covered palettes are nice, but you can place a 4 ½” x 12” inexpensive palette in a 12” plastic pencil box. A porcelain plate or a enameled refrigerator tray will do too.
White charcoal pencil
Kneaded eraser (grey), or white vinyl eraser
#2 pencils or other drawing pencils if you have them
Plastic water containers, such as plastic cottage cheese or yogurt
Paper towel &/or Kleenex
Carry cases (travel suitcase on wheels or over the shoulder bags. Anything that does the job for you!
Optional: Masking supplies: Masking Fluid
Crepe Rubber Cement Pick Up
old brush or cheap kid’s brush, toothpicks for details
tiny container of liquid soap or small bar of soap
Where to find art supplies:
Michaels (coupons found on-line)
Blick Art Supplies, 2321 N Murray Ave, or 242 E Menomonee St., Milwaukee, WI
Everyday items can be found at a hardware, lumber or retail store.