Cherry Blossoms - Watercolour Workshop on Zoom - Recording
***A recording from Saturday 20 February***
In this 3-hour online watercolour class Jola will demonstrate a few ways to approach painting cherry blossom in watercolours.
The class will start with an overview of watercolour supplies and basic techniques – how much water to use, how to mix colours to achieve the right saturation and flow of your paints.
Jola will demonstrate how to approach painting the theme in various styles – from a looser style to a more detailed botanical one.
View her stunning work at instagram.com/JolaPictures.
Watercolour paper – cold pressed (textured), minimum 300gsm weight
Round synthetic watercolour brushes in two sizes, one smaller (that’s important for this class! - size between 3 and 5), one bigger (size between 10 and 14)
Watercolour paints, either tubes or pans
The watercolours can be purchased as a set or as separate tubes or pans.
If buying individual paints, the colours recommended for this class are:
Black, Mars black, Umber, Raw umber, Raw sienna, Cadmium yellow, Lemon Yellow, Orange, Red.
NOTE ABOUT SUPPLIES:
You can use whatever watercolour supplies you might already own! We will make it work. 😉
Make sure you use good quality WATERCOLOUR PAPER, however. This is the most important thing. In this class, we will also use the brush to get into the details of our leaves, so it is highly advised to have a bigger and a smaller brush, both with pointy ends to achieve those detail strokes.
You can also visit your local art supply store to purchase any of the recommended supplies.
You will also need:
2 jars for water
A separate ceramic dish to mix colours – can be an actual painting palette, or a big kitchen plate (preferably plain white)
A soft lead pencil
An eraser (preferably a putty kneadable eraser)
Kitchen paper towel
Scrap paper for testing colours
A working space with suitable light so you can see the paper and colours accurately
A cup of hot tea / coffee / chocolate / wine!