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Intermediate Watercolor Painting w/ Gordon Meggison (3 hour sessions, 6 week course)

Thursdays, March 7, 14, 21, 28, April 4, & 11
10:00am - 1:00pm
Cost: $195 (not including materials)

We will cover accurate color mixing, glazing while in the process of painting a theme. I find that most students have trouble mastering loose vibrant color washes in controlled areas that retain a watercolor natural brilliance. I believe this is a key factor in doing a strong convincing watercolor. I will also have exercises designed to promote looseness but in a controlled manner. I will also introduce a variety of techniques to achieve the illusion of textural effects. We will cover some aspects of composition and brush technique and materials characteristics. We solve varieties of pictorial problems based on photos I provide.

Materials List:

Paper:  140 lb Cold Pressed Arches Watercolor Paper Block suggested size 10”x 14”
Paint - BEST: Holbein or Winsor & Newton PRO grade NO COTMAN, ( it has fillers) 
Colors - Cadmium Red, Opera Rose, Cobalt Blue , Burnt Umber,
Cadmium Yellow, Burnt Sienna, Burn Umber, Indigo, Horizon Blue, Sap Green, 
small whales tail palette knife
Pallet pan - Medium size folding plastic palette
Brushes - #12 round watercolor (Princeton is ideal for class) 
Hake brush 1”
Windsor Newton Masking Fluid-
Low tack off white masking tape 1” or drafting tape
#2 pencil
Kneaded eraser, (not a standard eraser it tears the fibers of the paper)
Small Kosher Salt in a small shaker
Flat 3” X 5” kitchen sponge (NOT the kind with coarse scrub texture on backside)
Plastic wide base water cup ( NOT a small paper or plastic tall cup, falls over! )
Plastic saran Wrap (Optional)
Paper Towels

To reserve your space - Call 904-398-3161 ext.319

Class participants receive a "SPECIAL 25% DISCOUNT"
on all art supplies.

Gordon Meggison lives in Jacksonville and was educated at Jacksonville University. In 1992, his French Light/Florida Light art show was hosted by the Sisters Cities Association of Jacksonville and Nantes, France, featuring "pleine aire" watercolors. He now paints full time and teaches watercolor, oils, and acrylics.