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Expansive Watercolor – G190726

Workshop ID: G190726
Dates: July 14 - July 20
Price: $675.00 - $1,540.00

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Throw yourself into color with big brushes, on big paper, and mixing exuberant pigments. Expand your creativity beyond the traditional. Anticipate a healthy dose of color theory, design tools, and value patterns.

Please note: Ann Painter will lead this workshop.

 

Package Price
All Inclusive, Double Occupancy: Private Bath$1,540.00
All Inclusive, Double Occupancy: Shared Bath$1,465.00
All Inclusive, Double Occupancy: Communal Bath$1,195.00
Camping RV$835.00
Camping w/Electricity$795.00
Camping$775.00
Commuter$775.00
Rio Arriba Commuter$675.00
Ann Painter

Ann Painter has taught drawing and painting at Ghost Ranch for the past 7 years. She is a professional artist, living and working in Santa Fe. Ann's knowledge of Ghost Ranch, Georgia O'Keeffe's life and


 

Download the PDF – Welcome Letter and Supply List 

 

June 28, 2019 Ann Painter | 2962 Plaza Blanca | Santa Fe, NM 87507

 

Welcome to Ghost Ranch and your upcoming workshop. We are all disappointed that Pomona

is unable to teach your workshop this summer, but hope you will still decide to come and experience

the beauty and grandeur of this amazing place that has been a creative inspiration to so many.

 

I have been an arts instructor at the Ranch since 2002. I have a Master’s Degree in drawing and painting and have spent the past 12 years, since my retirement as a graphic designer in the Bay Area, living, teaching and painting in New Mexico. While my primary medium is oil paint, I have taught and work in many different media including acrylic, oil pastel, colored pencil and watercolor. I hope you will decide to work with me during your week as we explore the creative and technical possibilities watercolor offers.

 

I know that you signed up for a class that was described as “big paintings with big brushes”, and those of you interested in doing that can. You will need to bring enough paint, big paper and larger brushes with you. My approach to the week will include lots of opportunities for personal expression and freedom to explore different approaches. You can expect to spend some time exploring color mixing, matching and application as well as using color, line and texture expressively. In addition to the medium itself, we will explore different subject matter including landscape, still life, botanical illustration, small format mail art, travel journaling and possibly

create an accordion book during our week together.

 

Because there is likely to be a variety of experience levels in the workshop, I have put together a basic supply list everyone should bring along. More experienced painters who already have supplies may choose to bring the ones they are comfortable using. I have tried to keep the list manageable in terms of quantity and cost for those of you who are just starting out. With art supplies, quality over quantity is always the rule and yes, it really does make a difference. I anticipate an exciting and diverse week together and look forward to meeting and working with you. Please feel free to contact me by phone at 510.229.0548, or email listed below with any questions or concerns.

 

Sincerely,

Ann Painter

www.annpainter.com

annpainterstudio@gmail.com

 

SUPPLY LIST / Watercolor with Ann Painter, July 2019 BRUSHES #8 or #10 Round, short handled watercolor brush 1/2-1 inch Flat wash / glaze brush I recommend you purchase good synthetic brushes if you are just starting out. You will want them to hold a point when wet and have a good spring. Lowe Cornell Golden Taklon is a good brand.

PAINTS

Good quality paints are a must. You will want to buy artist quality to get decent results. Daniel Smith, Da Vinci, and Windsor Newton Professional are all good brands. Daniel Smith has a nice starter set of 5ml tubes called “watercolor essentials” that includes 5 ml tubes of 3 warm primaries and 3 cool primaries. This is the most affordable option I have found in quality paints to use when starting out. On Amazon, the set can be purchased for 31.19 and if you have Prime, shipping is free and fast. Colors in the DS Essential Set include: French Ultramarine Hansa
Yellow Light,
New Gamboge,
Pthalo Blue (green shade)
Pyrrole Scarlet
Quinacridone Rose. Obviously, if you have these colors or something similar in other brands, you don’t need to purchase these. Also, please feel free to bring favorite colors that you like to include in your palette if you are more experienced. Earth colors like burnt sienna and yellow ochre are particularly useful in our painted desert landscape.

PAPER 140 lb. Cold Press watercolor block at least 9” x 12” For students new to watercolor, a block of watercolor paper is the easiest way to begin.  It will not ripple when you apply water and doesn’t need to be soaked and taped to a  board like loose paper. I have had good results with the “Fluid Easy Block” which is available from Amazon. The price is $14.41 for a 9 x 12-inch block. Be sure it is cold press which is the one with the orange cover. Strathmore 400 watercolor pad will also work. A spiral bound sketchbook at least 5” x 7” to be used for field sketching Please make sure the paper is heavy enough to handle wet media. ADDITIONAL TOOLS AND SUPPLIES A large plastic palette with 8-10 wells (or several small ones) for mixing colors.
2H and 2B sketching pencil (one each)
kneaded rubber eraser
2 plastic water containers (no glass) cottage cheese or yogurt containers are excellent. Water bottles with the tops cut off also work
small water spray/misting bottle
a 12” ruler
a Micron (or another brand) permanent ink pen…01 is a good tip size for sketching
paper towels or soft cotton rags

PERSONAL ITEMS

water bottle
non-toxic bug repellent
brimmed hat
sunscreen
closed shoes or sneakers…no sandals, please!
a neck scarf that can be wet to keep you cool outside

OPTIONAL A portable stool to sue when sketching outside
A camera or iPad to take photos on location
Several photo prints that you can work from in the event of rain 

A small 12, 1/2 pan field palette
(These can be purchased empty on Amazon (MEEDEN Empty Watercolor Tins Palette Paint Case Metal Box with 12 half pans) for 9 or 10 dollars. You can put paint from your tubes into the pans and more easily take them out on location to paint and make color notes.)

 

 

 

SUPPLY LIST / Watercolor with Ann Painter, July 2019 BRUSHES #8 or #10 Round, short handled watercolor brush 1/2-1 inch Flat wash / glaze brush I recommend you purchase good synthetic brushes if you are just starting out. You will want them to hold a point when wet and have a good spring. Lowe Cornell Golden Taklon is a good brand.

PAINTS

Good quality paints are a must. You will want to buy artist quality to get decent results. Daniel Smith, Da Vinci, and Windsor Newton Professional are all good brands. Daniel Smith has a nice starter set of 5ml tubes called “watercolor essentials” that includes 5 ml tubes of 3 warm primaries and 3 cool primaries. This is the most affordable option I have found in quality paints to use when starting out. On Amazon, the set can be purchased for 31.19 and if you have Prime, shipping is free and fast. Colors in the DS Essential Set include: French Ultramarine Hansa
Yellow Light,
New Gamboge,
Pthalo Blue (green shade)
Pyrrole Scarlet
Quinacridone Rose. Obviously, if you have these colors or something similar in other brands, you don’t need to purchase these. Also, please feel free to bring favorite colors that you like to include in your palette if you are more experienced. Earth colors like burnt sienna and yellow ochre are particularly useful in our painted desert landscape.

PAPER 140 lb. Cold Press watercolor block at least 9” x 12” For students new to watercolor, a block of watercolor paper is the easiest way to begin.  It will not ripple when you apply water and doesn’t need to be soaked and taped to a  board like loose paper. I have had good results with the “Fluid Easy Block” which is available from Amazon. The price is $14.41 for a 9 x 12-inch block. Be sure it is cold press which is the one with the orange cover. Strathmore 400 watercolor pad will also work. A spiral bound sketchbook at least 5” x 7” to be used for field sketching Please make sure the paper is heavy enough to handle wet media. ADDITIONAL TOOLS AND SUPPLIES A large plastic palette with 8-10 wells (or several small ones) for mixing colors.
2H and 2B sketching pencil (one each)
kneaded rubber eraser
2 plastic water containers (no glass) cottage cheese or yogurt containers are excellent. Water bottles with the tops cut off also work
small water spray/misting bottle
a 12” ruler
a Micron (or another brand) permanent ink pen…01 is a good tip size for sketching
paper towels or soft cotton rags

PERSONAL ITEMS

water bottle
non-toxic bug repellent
brimmed hat
sunscreen
closed shoes or sneakers…no sandals, please!
a neck scarf that can be wet to keep you cool outside

OPTIONAL A portable stool to sue when sketching outside
A camera or iPad to take photos on location
Several photo prints that you can work from in the event of rain 

A small 12, 1/2 pan field palette
(These can be purchased empty on Amazon (MEEDEN Empty Watercolor Tins Palette Paint Case Metal Box with 12 half pans) for 9 or 10 dollars. You can put paint from your tubes into the pans and more easily take them out on location to paint and make color notes.)


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