Zoom Watercolor - Watercolor Waves with 4 kinds of Paper
PRESENTED BY SUE DION
Classes: Wednesdays, 3/10-3/31
Time: 1:00-2:30PM or 7:00-8:30PM
Location: In the comfort of your home via Zoom
How to use zoom tutorial will be provided… easy to use! Give it a try!
Cost: $75 members/$85 non-members (Recording of class included, available for 60 days after class conclusion .)*
*Packets of the paper needed for this class will be available at the Arts Alliance center for $11.00. (They can also be purchased directly from Sue HERE and she will ship it).
Learn how to create stunning waves using watercolor while experimenting with different types of watercolor paper. You will complete eight small paintings during the four weeks of this class.
Your enrollment includes:
Pinterest will be used to share work during this class.
Instructions to join and supplemental materials will be sent upon registration to the email provided.
● Paints (Artist grade)
Recommended Colors: Permanent Rose, Cadmium Yellow Light or Aureolin, Cobalt or Cerulean Blue, Viridian, Dioxazine purple, Cadmium Orange.
(A couple of my other favorites are: Quinacridone Gold, Ultramarine and Prussian Blue, Scarlet Lake and Sap Green*)
I prefer a synthetic/sable blend but there are some good synthetics out there such as Loew Cornell Ultra Rounds* and Beste.brushes
● WATERCOLOR PAPER
You will need 4 pieces of 140 lb. cold press paper and a single piece of 300#, Hot Press, Yupo and CP board
all cut to 5 X 7”. Packets of the paper needed for this class will be available at the Arts Alliance center for $11.00. (They can also be purchased directly from Sue HERE and she will ship it).
● Holbein Spray Bottle
● Paper towels
Buy the best materials that you can afford. An artist grade paint will give you the best results. I use Winsor Newton (not Cotman), Holbein, Turner, Lukas (Jerrysartorama.com) and American Journey (CheapJoes)
Sue Dion is a painter working in Acrylic, Oil and Watercolor. She has studied at both RISD and The Art Institute of Pittsburgh and as a self-proclaimed life-long learner she continues to study with other artists who have inspired her. Dion’s paintings draw from two great American traditions, abstract expressionism and plein air.
But to those traditions, she brings both technical sophistication and a humility that invokes her thematic interests in human trafficking and servitude. Her singular approach to the “lost edges” in abstraction communicate her intense focus on the marginalized and awaken our awareness of what is on the edges and not apparent at first glance. The color scheme in her paintings is equally sophisticated: any immediate sense of sweetness in her pastels or more saturated colors gives way, on a second viewing, to unexpected depths and darkness. Through her use of color, texture and edge Sue invites her viewers to journey along unexpected pathways, ultimately arriving at their own, unique interpretations of her work.
Sue’s work has been featured in Worcester Magazine and is found in numerous public and private collections across the globe including the University Of Massachusetts Memorial Hospital, Milford Federal Savings Bank and the City of Austin, MN. Sue shares her passion for painting through teaching in her two privately maintained studios and also as a member of the teaching faculty at the Worcester Art Museum.
Instructor: Sue Dion