Reflective Surfaces in Gouache

Reflective Surfaces in Gouache

Winslow Art Center - Online

Reflective Surfaces in Gouache

Dates: Wednesdays, June 26 - July 10, 2024

Time: 10:00AM - 12:00PM Pacific Time

Critique Sessions: Tuesdays, July 2 - July 16, 1 PM Pacific Time

Level: Intermediate

Having at least a basic understanding of gouache, this 3 week class (plus critique sessions) will explore how to paint metal objects. We will learn to look closely at reflective surfaces and suss out how to create shiny, reflective objects using gouache’s unique properties. Lectures, demonstrations, in-class participation exercises and homework will further our experience and enjoyment with this versatile medium.


Sealable palette - Mijello Martin airtight watercolor 18 well palette. OR
Transon paint storage palette box, 24 wells. OR SAA Standard - deluxe palette box - This can be used to store airtight a piece of plexiglass as
your palette.

Paper & Supports: Arches 140# Hot press paper (standard sheets are most
economical - to be cut down) or Cottonwood Arts Laminated Cold Press sheets (available
through their website) 9
x 12 inches.

Brushes: A selection of cheap synthetic flat wash & angled shaders. Sizes
between 1/4inch to
1 inch (Princeton 3750). Really, any flat synthetic brush will work. I have
several of each of the
following sizes: 4, 6, 8, 10, 12.

You will also need a couple of pointed rounds (also synthetic), sizes: 0 and 2
for painting details.

Any quality brand: Winsor & Newton, Daniel Smith, M. Graham, Holbein
(avoid Acryla gouache).

Modified palette: (From these you can create essential color mixes)
1. Cadmium Lemon
2. Cadmium Yellow Medium
3. Cadmium Red Light
4. Permanent Alizarin Crimson
5. Permanent Rose (or Primary Magenta or Quinacridone Magenta)
6. Ultramarine Blue
7. Phthalo Blue
8. Burnt Umber
9. Phthalo Green
10. Yellow Ochre
11. Naples Yellow
12. Titanium white - 37ml ( more opaque than Zinc), you’ll be going through
Optional: but really cool to play with - Aqua -Pasto by Schmincke. A
delicious thickening medium for both watercolor and gouache. Not required; I’ll demonstrate it in

Backing board & Tape - for watercolor sheet segments, not necessary if you
are using a watercolor block or laminated boards.

Two water containers

Sponge or blotting cloth (to clean brushes)

Paper towels

Sketch paper & pencil

Various shiny still life objects: Silver spoons, sugar bowl, teapot, etc. Mostly
things from around the house.

Event Information

Event Date 06-26-2024
Event End Date 07-10-2024
Individual Price $260.00
Location Winslow Art Center

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