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- Colour Mixing Simplicity with Watercolour, Gold Coast, March
Colour Mixing Simplicity with Watercolour, Gold Coast, March
Back by popular demand!
Saturday March 26
122 Brisbane Rd, Labrador, Gold Coast.
Air-conditioned studio with no steps. Kitchen and bathroom in the same building. Parking directly outside.
9:00am - 4:00pm
Forget everything you have learnt before about the colour wheel and learn why Cyan, Yellow and Magenta are the true primary pigments rather than Blue, Yellow and Red!
Mixing the right colour has always been one of the greatest challenges for artists. Stop struggling and learn how to make specific hues with Jan’s instruction using the CYM colour wheel and charts. These handy tools will be used for many years to come. All templates will be provided. Now is the time to finally have those references you always wanted but never got around to making yourself! Plus you’ll learn how to mix common paint colours such as Indigo Blue, Hooker’s Green, and Alizarin etc. from just 3 primaries.
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Artist quality watercolour paints. Include 3 primary colours, preferably MaimeriBlu - Primary Red Magenta, Primary Yellow and Primary Blue Cyan . These are available from Musgrave Art & Stationery in Southport.
Otherwise, bring Holbein - Quinacridone Red, Imidazolone Yellow and Phthalo Blue Yellow Shade or Winsor & Newton- Winsor Lemon, Winsor blue (Red Shade), Permanent Rose. Or Daniel Smith- Phthalo Blue, Hansa Yellow Medium, Quinacridone Rose. Brands can be a mix of any of those. Buy 12 or 15ml tubes and don’t squeeze out until the workshop.
You will also need a palette with at least 12 clean wells to mix your new colours in. The idea is that from 3 colours you will create 12 transparent, full chroma colours that are perfect in a row or as a wheel. So it’s important that your palette can contain these. They will be used for many months or possibly years, to come.
300gsm artist quality 100% cotton watercolour paper, Medium or Rough. One full sheet is large enough, or bring a pad or block in at least A3 size. (Jan always recommends a block as the paper stays stretched. Please do not bring student quality paper, it just doesn’t work well!)
Watercolour paint brushes – include a large size round, a smaller round and a small flat.
2 containers for water. Old hand towel or absorbent cloth. Tissues. A pipette or medicine dropper. Masking tape. 2B pencil, a kneadable eraser and a ruler. A pen and paper for writing notes. A board larger than your paper if you have one and a compass for drawing circles.
Morning and afternoon tea is complimentary, BYO lunch. (Refrigerator & microwave available.) Restaurants directly across the road.