Watercolor & Abstraction
Required materials for all class sessions:
(Watercolors in tubes: Windsor Newton/Schmincke/Sennelier/Old Holland) Professional quality paint is highly recommended. (If possible, avoid Winton and Cotman -- they are WN's student grade).
Cadmium Red (medium)
Cadmium Yellow ( light or pale)
Hooker's Green/Permanent Green
Neutral Tint (this is a very dark -- dark color)
Cadmium Yellow (medium)
Prussian Blue or Indigo
watercolor brushes (large round brush that comes to a point):
daVinci Spin-Synthetics (Series 488 #6 or larger)
Robert Simmons: AquaTip/other (#14-#16 round synthetic)
flat brush 1 to 1 1/2"
Note: Watercolor brush selections vary from store to store. If you can’t find the large round brush recommended on my list, choose one that seems the largest that also comes to a really sharp point. Measure the neck (where the metal meets the brush) and try for 3/8” or larger. White synthetic holds up well and is a practical alternative to natural brushes.
John Pike/other large, white watercolor palette
18"x24" watercolor pad/block, (Arches 140 lb./cold press is recommended)
optional: assorted large sheets and/or blocks (Canson/Fabriano/other)
two large containers (for water - large plastic yogurt containers work well)
several saucers/bowls/tuna cans/etc. (for mixing pools of color)
drafting or masking tape
clear push pins (after first class meeting depending on classroom location)
#2 HB pencil / gum eraser
straightedge or ruler
Suggested Art Supply Stores:
Some of these stores will give you a student discount if you present your Cooper Union Continuing Education registration receipt.