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Botanical Art and Illustration Program  Color Mixing for Artists

Instructor: Constance Sayas

Note: An accessory materials fee of $5.00 will be collected by the instructor at the first class. 

Materials & Supply List
Water Containers: two, for dipping and rinsing brushes. Paper Towels: for wiping of brushes and cleaning palettes. VIVA works best. Paint Brushes: two or more inexpensive watercolor brushes, round, size #6 or similar. Color Mixing Paper: I will be providing paper for extensive color mixing exercises, however, you will still need some watercolor paper as described below: Watercolor Paper: You will need some inexpensive watercolor paper for practice mixes. You can use a small watercolor pad such as Canson brand or a watercolor block such as Arches (140#), size 9 x 12" or similar. NOTE: "Hot press", a smooth surface designation, is the preferred surface you will be using in future watercolor classes. However, “cold press” is more readily available in pads and is okay for color mixing exercises for this class. Palette: You will need a watercolor (NOT oil) palette with a minimum number of 20 wells for holding watercolor paint. A round palette shape is helpful but a rectangular palette shape is okay. Water Color Paint List: Select ONE of the four following brands of paint. 1. Michael Wilcox Watercolors: This is the paint that I use. (only available at, 919-774-8723) cadmium red light, quinacridone violet, cadmium yellow light, hansa yellow light (lemon yellow), ultramarine blue, cerulean blue, phthalocyanine blue, phthalocyanine green, burnt sienna, yellow ochre, titanium white 2. Daniel Smith Extra-Fine Water Color: (locally at *Kozo or online at ) cadmium red medium (OR Pyrrol Scarlet 085), quinacridone red, cadmium yellow medium, hansa yellow light, ultramarine blue, cerulean blue, phthalo blue, phthalo green (blue shade), burnt sienna, yellow ochre, chinese white

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3. Winsor & Newton Artists’ (NOT Cotman) Water Colours: scarlet lake 603 (OR cadmium red 094), permanent rose 502, cadmium yellow pale 118, Winsor lemon 722, French ultramarine 263, cerulean blue 137, Winsor blue 709(red shade), viridian 692, burnt sienna 074, yellow ochre 744, titanium white 4. Da Vinci Permanent Artists' Watercolors: cadmium red medium, red rose deep, cadmium yellow medium, hansa yellow light, ultramarine, cerulean blue, phthalo blue, phthalo green, burnt sienna, yellow ochre, titanium white

Class supplies are available locally at: 
*KOZO’s, Jerry’s Artarama, Guiry’s, Art Hardware, Meiningers, Hobby Lobby  

Online Art Suppliers:
Michael Wilcox 1-919-774-8723 Italian Art Store 1-800-643-6440 Daniel Smith 1-800-426-6740 Cheap Joes Art Stuff 1-800-227-2788 *Kozo Fine Art materials (10 E. Ellsworth Ave., Denver) has a 20% discount for Botanical  Illustration Program participants with proof of registration. Bring your registration confirmation  letter from the Botanic Gardens. 

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