Date : Jul 14 – Aug 11
Length: 5 Weeks
Videos Uploaded: Thursday at 12pm PT.
Level : All Levels Welcome
In this class we will explore many different artists, from old masters to contemporary ones. Each week we will explore how each of these master painters uses value, shape, and color to compose their images. Doing gouache thumbnails in 1-2hr increments will help us understand the general foundation into what makes their work so compelling. The focus will be on establishing mood, lighting, and textures through short-hand indications. If you’ve never worked in gouache that is OK. There will be frequent instructor demonstrations.
Combination of both flats and rounds (Size 0, 2, 4, 6)
Larger size “chip” brush or cheap brush. Helps to wet large areas.
Recommended brand – Winsor and Newton
- Ultramarine Blue
- Cobalt Blue
- Brilliant Yellow
- Lemon Yellow
- Alizarin Crimson
- Flame Red
- Cadmium Orange
- Permanent White
- Ivory Black
Dr. Ph. Martin’s Bleedproof White (another good white to have, stronger than permanent white. It’s good to have both, but not required.
Crescent Board # 100, 110 or 114
Canson Montval Board is an alternative
- Variation of pencils (HB, H, 2H, 2B, 3B, etc…)
- Board and clips for board
- Paper towels
Robert Watts is the consummate professional. His credits include lead illustrator for Ryan Aeronautical, Navy Combat Artist during Vietnam and founding President of the Society of Illustrators of San Diego. His awards include, but are not limited to, ‘Best of Show’ and Franklin Mint Awards at the American Society of Aviation Artist exhibitions in 1992-93. Mr. Watts attended both Pratt Institute and Art Center. With over 30 years of experience, Robert Watts has worked for varied clients including NASA, American Airlines, General Dynamics, and the U.S. Navy. Mr. Watts is currently one of the premier architectural illustrators in San Diego and a signature member of the Laguna Plein Air Painters Association.