Learn about the various methods and materials of watercolor painting. Each class will feature a brief discussion or demonstration by the instructor Work at your own pace on your own projects.
Instructor: Suzanne Accetta
Classes: Sat. 9 am- noon
Class Fee: $58/ $65
Watercolor Painting Class Supply List
Suzanne Accetta – Watercolor Supplies
suggested materials list* *(you can work with what you have so don’t spend a lot)
However, If you won the lottery, I have the expensive list below.
WHERE TO GET SUPPLIES
In Columbus: Utrect, Dick Blick, Hobby Lobby, Michaels and JoAnns. You can find coupons on line. Utrect and Dick Blick are more expensive for some items.
On-line: www.dickblick.com, www.jerrysartarama.com, www.cheapjoes.com
CHEAP BASIC SUPPLIES
For inexpensive brushes, look at the synthetic Golden Taklon. There are a number of brands. If you only want to buy one brush, get a round – size #8, #10 or #12. A ½” flat brush would be nice too.
Winsor & Newton Cotman Watercolors and Grumbacher Academy brand are a student grade and not too expensive.
Colors: (ones named “hue” are cheaper), cadmium yellow, cerulean blue, ultramarine, cadmium red, payne’s gray
And Those are the minimum. If you want to buy some additional colors add; sap green, cadmium orange, dioxazine violet, burnt sienna
If you don’t want to spend much money at all, order Loew Cornell Watercolor Sets, 12 tubes for around $6.00 at Dick Blick or JoAnns. You could also get a box of Prang.
I don’t think it is worth it to buy cheap paper.My favorite is Arches 140 lb cold press – sheets are 22” x 30” and you can cut them down usually around $6 a sheet
Or Arches watercolor blocks, 10156-1156 Cold Press, 10 Sheets 12" × 16" 300 lb $36.69
Alvin Rectangular Plastic Palette 03046-1029 Rectangular Plastic Palette 11¾" × 8¾" $3.14
Or Blick Covered Palette 03036-1002 $11.79
Or Styrofoam plates, especially the divided ones, are the cheapest way to go.
OTHER STUFF TO BRING
• Small sketchpad
• drawing pencil
• Board support – either Gatorboard, foam core or cardboard
• Masking tape
• Eraser (kneaded)
• Plastic container for water (large)
• Paper towels and/or cloth towels
The expensive stuff I use:
Kolinsky sable are the most expensive. I have a few an Isabey, a Kalish and a Creative Mark Rhapsody. Don’t faint when you see the price!
The workhorse brushes I’ve uses for 30 years are the Pro Arte brushes. My favorite are the Pro Arte Connoisseur line. Only Jerry’s Artarama carry them.
Cheap Joe just came out with a Pseudo Sable. I didn’t like the flats but the rounds are ok.
I also like the Isabey Squirrel Quill.
PALETTE My favorite palette is the The Robert E. Wood Palette
By far, my favorite are the Helix, lightweight drawing boards
next page lists the paints on my palette. Certainly every artist has preferences. I wish I were rich enough to try and compare them all or famous enough they would send them to me to try. Sigh
The blacks I make are #1. ultramarine blue + burnt sienna #2 phthalo green + alizarin crimson
This is my palette:
paynes gray - any brand** burnt umber – any burnt sienna – any yellow ochre - any
jaune brilliant #1 cadmium yellow – any azo yellow cadmium orange – any
Holbein M. Graham
cadmium red light quinacridone rose permanent alizarin opera – Holbein
M. Graham M. Graham crimson- M. Graham
brilliant pink - Holbein lavendar – Holbein naples yellow reddish dioxazine purple – any***
ultramarine – any cobalt blue – any cerulean blue - any Bleu Royal -Sennelier’s*
cobalt teal - M. Graham sap green – any phthalo green - any *** permanent green light *
** brands I like are Grumbacher, Holbein, M. Graham (binder has honey), MaimerieBlu, Sennelier, Winsor Newton, Schmincke & Daler-Rowney. There are some brands I have not tried.
*I used to use verditer blue from Holbein I am going to switch to the Bleu Royale, it is more vibrant.
*Not sure I love the green yet.
*** If buy Windsor Newton brand they call it Winsor purple, Veridian for the phthalo
There are a few other colors I like, especially for skin tones. I put them on a separate palet or small container.
Bright Violet-Holbein Raw Sienna – any Mummy BauxiteJ Quinacridone Gold Deep
Daniel Smith Qor
Suzanne Accetta has been drawing and painting for over 40 years. Accetta's paintings are exhibited regionally, nationally and internationally in public, private and corporate collections as well as juried exhibitions. She was featured in COLUMBUS MONTHLY, AMERICAN ARTIST MAGAZINE, WATERCOLORPAINTING.COM and in the book THE COMPLETE COLORED PENCIL BOOK. Her biography is included in WHO’S WHO IN AMERICAN ART. Presently she works primarily in watercolor and in all her art, she tries to emphasize character, expression and feeling. She has illustrated children’s books for Continental Press and teaches drawing and painting at Otterbein University in the Department of Theatre and Dance. www.suzanneaccetta.com