Figures in the City
With this course we will be delving into how to create different dynamics through your figures in Cityscapes. Although this course does build on my previous classes, anyone is welcome! The image above is what we will be working off of for this class, but you are able to choose your own reference photo if you’d like to!
This class will be recorded each day and sent to you to keep forever! Classes will run August 22nd, 24th and 26th from 1pm to 3pm ET at via Zoom. A direct link to the course will be sent at a later date!
Cityscapes That Sparkle/Limited Palette
Workshop Materials List
Each student will need to bring the following materials:
Paint colors: Quinacridone Gold – Daniel Smith or similar gold
Watercolors Quinacridone Rose – Daniel Smith or similar rose
Cobalt Blue – Winsor & Newton or Daniel Smith
Antwerp Blue – Winsor & Newton
Lamp Black – Winsor & Newton
Adjustable nozzle Spray Bottle – Make sure you can adjust spray to get big drops as well as a fine mist.
Butcher Tray Palette (I use an 11” X 15”) We will be using BIG brushes. Bring in a smaller palette or paper plate for acrylic paint so you do not pollute your watercolor palette.
Backing Board/Gator Board (large enough for a 1/2 sheet) We will be painting 1/2 sheets 22” X 15”.
Tape rolls or something to raise your board at least 2”.
Mouth Atomizer This will be used to tone areas and add texture to our street.
Brushes: 2”or 3” Hake Brush, #12 Round, 1 ½” Flat Brush, #8 Round with good point tip, a stiff bristle ¼” or ½” flat brush, Old toothbrush, Masking Brush
Masking Fluid (I use Pebeo drawing gum) It can be dried with a hair dryer and lifts easily from your paper.
1” Masking tape
Towels and Kleenex tissue
Watercolor Paper (I always use Fabriano Artistico bright white 140 lb.) It has the greatest “lifting” capability than any other paper I’ve tried. If you don’t have it, bring a good quality 140 lb. watercolor paper. Bring 2-3 sheets.
Pencils (HB or #2 hardness)
A good soft eraser
Transfer paper (wax-free) Can be found at A.C. Moore or through most art supply outlets on the internet. This can be shared between students/each sheet can be used several times. I get mine from Dick Blick – Sally’s wax free Graphite Paper
For this workshop, I will be furnishing ½ sheet sketches for those who are not comfortable drawing city scenes. If you prefer, you can prepare a cityscape of your choosing. We will be painting a night scene.
Bring any photos you may want to work on in the future if you would like to discuss composition ideas for that painting. The last day of class, bring in a painting you’ve worked on to discuss how this approach might improve it or just if you would like to receive some input on your work.
I look forward to seeing you there!
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for any questions or payment problems!