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Quick Sketch Watercolor

Quick Sketch Watercolor


Artist Pam Wenger will share her passion for creating portraits in watercolor with a "quick sketch" type of spontaneous style that involves minimal layering and the use of transparent colors to create luminous paintings.

This workshop will be a combination of demo and hands-on portrait work. As part of her demo presentation, she will share her method of using an iPad or another tablet device for creating accurate portrait drawings without the need for gridding, tracing or projecting. If you have an iPad, please bring it along.

Experience Level: The workshop is designed for intermediate or experienced watercolor painters, but no portrait experience is necessary.

Bring along several smaller sheets of watercolor paper (around 8 x 10 ) or a watercolor block. I use 200 lb Saunders Waterford Hot Press – or other hot press brands. I'll have some of that for you to try if you aren't familiar with using Hot Press paper.

Bring all your usual watercolor supplies: water container, paper towels, board to attach your watercolor paper to, drawing pencils (I just use BIC #2 mechanical pencils), push pins or tape.

If you have an iPad – PLEASE bring it along, so I can show you my method of using it to check your drawing accuracy.

Bring your own palette and brushes that you feel comfortable with. I'd suggest using no brushes smaller than a #10. I use Loew Cornell Ultra Round brushes (very cheap and I just grab a new one when I wreck the point)

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Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen

Quick Sketch Watercolor