Creating Mood with Neutral Tint, Gold Coast
Saturday August 8
Learn how to establish subdued light effects with Neutral Tint, a grey paint pigment that changes the chroma of other colours without a temperature bias. Jan loves using this versatile pigment and you will also become enthused after seeing it in action in the projects provided! Bring a tube or learn how to mix it from colours in your palette.
Where: ‘Framed Just for You’ Unit 2/ 146 Brisbane Rd, Biggera Waters, Gold Coast. In the same building as Eckersley’s Art & Craft. Upstairs air-conditioned studio. Parking directly outside.
When: Saturday, August 8, 2020 9am to 4pm
How to book: Phone or email Diane at FJFY:
Paints –Bring a range of transparent professional quality watercolours in your preferred brand. You will need 3 transparent primary colours to make Neutral Tint or buy a tube. I recommend either Holbein or MaimeriBlu brands of Neutral Tint.
Paper –You will require 300gsm Cold Pressed watercolour paper in Medium or Rough. My recommendation is to buy a watercolour block as the paper is already stretched. ¼ or ½ sheet size is fine. Quality brands are Arches or Saunders Waterford. Student quality paper just doesn’t work well. Make sure the paper is 100% Cotton.
Brushes - Bring whatever watercolour brushes you already own, but include at least two ‘rounds’ with a sharp point (one small and one larger), plus a larger ‘mop’ brush for backgrounds. There are so many good brushes on the market I won’t specify any particular brand, but just make sure they are designated watercolour brushes.
Palette – The large plastic palettes with lots of wells and a lid are my recommendation. Make sure it has a large enough mixing area and a spare well for your Neutral Tint.
Board –Larger than your paper and something to prop up under one end for working at an angle.
Other Necessities – Drawing equipment (pencils, eraser, ruler etc, plus pen and paper for taking notes), 1 sheet of graphite transfer paper (not carbon paper), an old towel or hand towel, tissues, 2 plastic containers for water, and masking tape. A medicine dropper or plastic pipette for squirting small amounts of water would also be handy.
I will supply the reference material for this workshop,
Morning and afternoon tea is complimentary, BYO lunch. (Refrigerator & microwave available.) Restaurants directly across the road.