Welcome to the preclass lesson – all about supplies plus a little technique tip! Watch the video, and then see the supply list below that.
I retain the copyright to the content you are learning in class. That means…
However…I love to see students making strides and taking this teaching and personalizing it with your own skills.
At the bottom of each lesson you’ll see some ways to share your homework and ask questions, so that’ll be handy for you.
For the demos, a full sheet of Arches Rough watercolor paper was folded down and torn to create 5-1/2″ x 7-1/2″ paintings (5″ x 7″ plus the white border). Another brand I love is Saunders Waterford. You don’t need all of these, I’m just providing options.
Use the colors you have! I’ll list the colors used in each lesson but you can change them up all you wish. The colors in the palette used in this class are below – the ones with * are colors used in a demo.
These are the dark colors used for the background sky in the lessons – you do NOT need them all! And if you have a dark blue or black you love – just use that!
You need not get fancy brushes for these – but you’ll want one that’s large enough and soft enough that it will both hold a lot of pigment and water, and release a lot of pigment and water! We’ll be painting the background washes quickly, and a small brush that barely puts out color will mean you’ll be making 30 strokes when you just need to do one large one. Note that the Silver brush is listed as a 12 because a 10 doesn’t put out as much fluid as does a sable 10.
As a review – this pic is from Watercolor Jumpstart Lesson 3….it may help to go review that lesson if you’ve taken the course.