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Watercolor: Tips, Tricks and Techniques

Watercolor: Tips, Tricks and Techniques

Sunday, December 12
10 am - 3 pm

In this workshop, I will share with you some really great tips, tricks and techniques I have learned along the way, either through my own experimentation or from some pretty amazing artists including Carl Purcell, Karen Frey, the late, great, Charles Reid, and John Salminen. You don’t need to be an expert for this class; I’ll show you how a lot of special effects are accomplished, and how to get those really great darks that make your paintings exceptional! No middle-value blah paintings here!

Sunday, December 12
10 am – 3 pm

Instructor: Ronnie Rector
Ages: Adult (15+) | Working knowledge of watercolor painting is recommended.

Supply list: Bring your confirmation receipt

1 or 2 artist-quality watercolors and brushes, size 8 and 6 rounds are great; a 2” or 3” Hake brush and an inexpensive rigger for masking.

Watercolor paper – 1 full 22×30” sheet of good quality watercolor paper (Arches or Fabriano), cold press

  • 1 piece 16×20” foam core or other stiff board to mount paper to
  • Masking tape
  • Masking fluid
  • Small container of salt
  • Small bar of soap (hotel sized type)
  • Paper towels
  • Generously sized container for water
  • 1 sheet graphite transfer paper
  • Ball-point pen for tracing image (suggest blue or red to see where you’ve traced)
  • Spray bottle for water (small Windex bottle works great)
  • Blow dryer
  • 1 clean baby food jar or similar small container with secure lid


December 12, 2021 10 am – 3 pm