Watercolour Basics

with Colleen Reynolds

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What you will learn:

Explanation of Supplies, Drawing Tips & Tools
Class 1:
  • Overview of watercolour supplies
  • Drawing tools
  • Drawing Exercise #1 – Big Shapes to Small Shapes
Class 2:
  • Drawing Exercise #2 – Straight Edge Contour Drawing
  • Drawing Exercise #3 – Summarizing with Simple Shapes
  • Drawing Exercise #4 – Thumbnail Sketches
Class 3:
  • Drawing Exercise #5 – Value Studies
  • Create Line Drawings for Two Paintings
Painting Tips and Exercises
Class 4:
  • Maximizing Your Painting Station
  • Palette Setup
  • Securing Paper to Board
  • Paper Stretching Demonstration
  • Avoiding Common Frustrations: Back runs and “Muddy” Paintings
Class 5:
  • Painting Flat Vs Painting on a Slant
  • Tips for Painting “Loose”
  • Painting Exercise – Brush Loading and Pigment Strength
  • Painting Exercise – Brush Control and Common Strokes
  • Painting Exercise – Monochromatic Study, Creating Movement
Class 6
  • Painting Exercise – Two-color Study, Color Temperature
  • Painting Exercise – Triadic Color, Color Mixing
  • Painting Exercise – Saving Whites
  • Painting Exercise – Paper Surface; Wet, Damp, Dry
  • Painting Exercise – Retrieving Whites
Complete Two Paintings
Class 7:
  • Transfer Drawing for 1 st Painting
  • Painting #1 – Stage 1
Class 8:
  • Transfer Drawing for 2 nd Painting
  • Painting #2 – Stage 1
  • Painting #1 – Stage 2
Class 9:
  • Painting 2 – Stage 2
  • Painting #1 – Finishing Touches
  • Painting #2 – Finishing Touches

About the course

In this 3-day workshop, you will learn about common watercolor supplies, drawing tips and tools, color and brush exercises, and finally complete at least one watercolor painting.

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Time table:
9 hours

Basic / Intermediate / Advanced

Target market:
Anyone who wants to learn to paint in watercolor

Main objective:
Understand the basics of watercolour painting and complete at least one painting.


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About the instructor

Colleen Reynolds

Colleen Reynolds’ watercolor paintings feature a variety of subjects, including figures, portraits and botanicals. She considers her paintings of “furry critters” and “flower critters” an enjoyable version of the more “serious” focus on figurative pieces.

Colleen is an award-winning painter who shows her work regularly throughout Utah and other western states. She has a Master’s in Education and Bachelor’s degrees in Fine Art and Mathematics. Because of her teaching credentials, Colleen has also become an “in-demand” art workshop instructor.

Colleen paints out of her Cottonwood Heights studio (near Salt Lake City, Utah). She also teaches monthly watercolor classes at her classroom location in Millcreek, Utah. She is a Past President of the Utah Watercolor Society and member of the Intermountain Society of Artists. You may be interested to know, Colleen completed a 20-year career in the U.S. Navy! She is a retired Cryptologic Officer and maintains many friendships and contacts around the world as a result.