Saturday, February 28, 2009

Anne Patterson's Watercolor Class on April 18th

If you already have supplies, Anne will work with what you have as far as brushes and similar colors. As far as paper is concerned, Anne asks that you avoid the watercolor paper that comes in a spiral pad. She prefers students to use 140 arches paper in the 11x14" size block.
Other supply suggestions for those who are just beginning:

# 6 or #7 and #10 Loew-Cornell Golden Taklon Ultra Round (These are black with a red ring on them.)
3/4" or 1" flat brush

Professional Grade (avoid paint named Academy, Cotman)
Quinacridone Red
Scarlet Lake
Cobalt Blue
Ultramarine Blue
Thalo Blue
New Gamboge Yellow
Aureoline Yellow
Yellow Ochre
Burnt Sienna (Winsor Newton)
Sap Green

Paper towels
Container for water
Masking tape

Jo Furman's Watercolor Supply List

Brushes – 1” soft brush – natural bristles – lettering brush is best
Script brush for fine long narrow lines

Watercolor Paints Needed – Student Grade is fine
Light Red
Yellow Ocre
Dark cabinum yellow
Hookers green
Rawsienna brown
Burnt Umber
Ultramarine Blue
Cobalt Blue
Phthalo Blue

2 containers for water


Scrub rags


Picture or photo of what you would like to paint.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Ilona Smithkin: April 20th - 24th

Suggested Items from Ilona Smithkin:

Plain black round soft charcoal – 1 piece will work nicely

Sketchbook 8 x 10 of newsprint quality

Stretched Canvas 5 x 7 or 8 x 10 (wood backing for finished painting) or canvas board

Brushes – if you do not have oil brushes for this size painting, Ilona will be bringing some

Palette Knife – if you don’t have one, we have plenty at Black Creek

Wooden Palette

Palette Tin Cup for odorless turpentine to clean brushes


Grumbacher or Newton
Permalba White – Large Tube
Yellow Ochre
Cadmium Orange
Cadmium Red Light
Alizarin Crimson
French Ultramarine Blue
Viridian Dark Green
Cerulean Blue
Phalo Yellow Green (optional color)


Paper Towels

Class is for all levels. You will have fun, learn technique and have a finished picture when complete.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Paint a Landscape Workshop with Vicky McLain

Date: February 23rd (Monday)
Time: 9 -2
Cost: $35
Location: Black Creek Arts Center
Contact: Bruce Douglas at 843.332.6234 or
You will complete an 8"x10" painting in class.
What to bring:

8"x10" canvas
Your favorite brushes suitable for an 8x10 canvas. (My favorites are #8 round bristle. #2 round bristle or #2 round sable.
Odorless mineral spirits for brush cleaning.
Paper towels.
Oil Paint: Cerulean Blue, Ultramarine Blue, Cadmium Yellow Light, Alizarin Crimson, Sap Green, Burnt Sienna, Ivory Black, Titanium White.
Huggies wipes.


Table Easel
Medium - like Liquin