Mother's Day Watercolour Workshop - Recording from Tues 9 March on Zoom
In this 3-hour, Mother’s Day themed online class Jola will demonstrate a few ways to approach painting loose florals in watercolours.
The class will start with a quick overview of watercolour supplies and basic techniques of how much water to use for loose techniques, how to mix colours to achieve the right saturation and flow of your paints and how to work with the wet-in-wet technique in the context of loose florals. You do not need to have a specific set of colours for the class, as we will go through colour mixing techniques!
Jola will demonstrate how to approach painting various styles of leaves – from a looser style to a more detailed botanical style.
Tues 9th March, 6-9pm. This is a recording of the session.
View her stunning work at instagram.com/JolaPictures.
- Watercolour paper – cold pressed (textured), minimum 300gsm weight
Winsor & Newton cold-press paper – https://www.hobbycraft.co.uk/winsor--newton-cold-pressed-watercolour-pad-a4/636850-1000
Legion Aqua Stonehenge paper - https://www.jacksonsart.com/stonehenge-aqua-watercolour-paper-block-140lb-300gsm-10x14in-not
Jackson’s Art Supplies cold-press watercolour paper - https://www.jacksonsart.com/jacksons-watercolour-paper-block-9x12in-not-12-sheets-140lb-300gsm
But there are plenty of other good papers out there, and you can also use a watercolour sketchbook! Feel free to message Jola in case you are unsure what to get (Instagram DM at @JolaPictures or e-mail at email@example.com).
- Round synthetic watercolour brushes in two sizes, one smaller (that’s important for this class! Size between 3 and 5), one bigger (size between 12 and 16)
ProArte Pointed Round Series 7 - https://www.jacksonsart.com/pro-arte-prolene-synthetic-watercolour-brushes-109501
Winsor & Newton Pointed Round Series 111 - https://www.jacksonsart.com/winsor-newton-cotman-brushes
Jackson’s Art Supplies Pointed Round Series 505 - https://www.jacksonsart.com/jacksons-studio-synthetic-watercolour-brushes-503-505-506
There are plenty of other good brushes out there. Feel free to message Jola in case you are unsure what to get (Instagram DM at @JolaPictures or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org).
- Watercolour paints, either tubes or pans.
Winsor & Newton Cotman - https://www.jacksonsart.com/w-n-cotman-watercolour-sketchers-pocket-box-set-12-half-pans
The watercolours can be purchased as a set or as separate tubes or pans.
There are plenty of other good paints and paint sets out there. Feel free to message Jola in case you are unsure what to get (Instagram DM at @JolaPictures or e-mail at email@example.com).
NOTE ABOUT SUPPLIES:
You can use whatever watercolour supplies you 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 flowers and stems, so it is highly advised to have a bigger and a smaller brush, both with pointy ends to achieve those big and detail strokes.
You will also need:
- 2 or 3 jars of water
- A separate plastic or ceramic dish to mix colours (if ceramic, it can be an actual painting palette, or a big plain white kitchen plate)
- A soft led 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.