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Lorraine Watry

Monday, October 14, 2024, 9:00 AM until Thursday, October 17, 2024, 4:00 PM Central Time (US & Canada) (UTC-06:00)
Christ the King Church
4000 N Rodney Parham Rd
Little Rock, AR  72212

Additional Info:
Event Contact(s):
Lindsay Ainsworth
Website Support
Paula Kalina
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Payment In Full In Advance Only

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Painting glass can be fascinating. The color and surface of the glass can distort shapes that are reflected into it. Painting glass is often like painting puzzle shapes. Glass can have both hard and soft edges occur on the surface.

During this workshop:
Students will learn methods to create the puzzle-like reflections in the glass by using masking, layering, and wet-on-wet techniques. We will work through the image and Lorraine will give you methods to focus on an area and create the illusion of a piece of transparent glass. 

Preparation in advance of the workshop:
Participants will need the drawing on their watercolor paper and masked prior to the first day of the workshop. I will be doing my painting as a 12”x19” painting (sized for travel) with a border for stapling or taping my paper down. I will mask the glass (see image on page 2) with some masking fluid on the smaller shapes and a couple of the more complex shapes. 

Download Packet:
We will paint the glass still life on page 5 of the packet. You are welcome to do your own drawing or use the drawing that I have included (in pieces) on pages 7 to 10. Download under the Materials tab on the menu bar. Click > PAINT-IN and WORKSHOPS > WORKSHOPS > 2024 LORRAINE WATRY. If you have technical difficulties contact Lindsay

Main Supplies:

- Paper - 1 sheet (22x30) of 140 lb. or 300 lb., cold press, artist grade
(100% cotton) watercolor paper (Arches and Fabriano are my preferred brands). I will use Fabriano. You will only need 1/2 sheet (15”x22”) for the painting, but you might want some paper to test colors, try techniques.

- Brushes - at least two round watercolor brushes that come to a good point - a size #16 or larger, plus a #6 or #8, and a small flat #2 or #4 brush for lifting. If you have other brushes, please bring them. (My current favorite brushes are a #16 or #20 blend (½ synthetic/½ natural) - Silver Black Velvet brushes (a little more expensive). A 3/4” or 1” Mop brush by Royal #sg1400 (looks like a soft, fluffy, makeup brush) is good to have, too.

- Paint - Most of the paint I use is by Daniel Smith and a few from Holbein. D.S.’s paints are very vibrant and easily re-wet. The colors I suggest having for the painting are: Indanthrone Blue, Phthalo blue (G.S.), Ultramarine Blue, Sap Green, Burnt Sienna or Burnt Umber, Quin. Lilac, Quin. Magenta, Transparent Pyrrol Orange, Permanent Orange (or mix of Q. Lilac and New Gamboge), New Gamboge, Hansa Light. Also, please bring the colors you normally paint with in case there is a mix you like better than the ones I have chosen.

Other Supplies:

- a board to staple or tape your paper to. STAPLE - I use Gatorboard or gatorfoam (foam core with a hard surface) or TAPE - you can use a white, corrugated plastic sign (for garage sales from Home Depot or Art store) or Masonite.

- something to lean your board on, that is about 2" to 2 1/2" high. (Some students have used a tuna fish can, flattened roll of paper towels, piece of styrofoam etc.)

- palette with plenty of room for mixing. (A good starter option - Creative Mark Folding Plastic Palette: $4-$7, I use a Stephen Quiller 15”x15” palette - see image in upper right corner)

- masking tape to tape paper down on edges (I use the High Adhesion masking tape by Scotch
#2020 from Home Depot's paint department. It says 'High Adhesion' inside of the roll)

- removable Masking fluid or frisket (make sure it doesn’t say ‘permanent’. I use the Winsor Newton, colourless art masking fluid, also good is Pebeo “Art Drawing Gum”.) Do Not shake!

- paper towels (Viva brand with smooth surface) OR I now use white Flour Sack Towels from Target, cut larger towel into four smaller. They are machine washable.

- 2 water containers (plastic or glass, should be about 5” or 6” high and around a 3” opening)

- spray bottle (if you want for wetting your paint, I don’t use one)

- pencil #2 and white or kneaded eraser (I use a mechanical pencil with HB lead to transfer drawing)

- Note book or sketch book for notes, color testing, sketching

- Piece of printer paper cut into four, 1” wide strips along the length of the paper (11”x1” each)