Watercolor workshop


Local artist Christy Lemp will be presenting a watercolor workshop at the library on Saturday, May 20 at 12:30 pm. Learn the basics of watercolor. Space is limited, please call the library at 252-2571 to reserve a spot.

Christy Lemp’s work can be found at the Imagine Gallery in Skaneateles NY. For more information about Christy and her artwork check out her blog at christyswatercolor.blogspot.com.

A list of recommended items can be found below. Participants can bring their own supplies or use the library’s.

Supply List from Christy Lemp

Please invest in professional artist grade paper and paint if you can – you will get better results

Paper:
I use Arches 140# or Bockingford (available at dickblick.com) 140# or heavier cold press . If you have scraps of good paper bring that, just not less than 140#.
If you have other paper surfaces and types such as hot press (smooth) or 300# rough you want to try that’s great.
*One 22×30 sheet of paper can be cut into sixteen 5 ½ x7 ½ pieces, or six 11×10 pieces.
If you buy 2 sheets this will give you plenty to work with.

Paint:
I use tubes of Winsor Newton, Daniel Smith, and Schminke, but any artist grade brands will do.
Six tubes is plenty for this workshop. Even three is fine if you get a blue, yellow, and red.
Colors-this is a suggested list of primary shades to choose from but bring whatever you want to
experiment with.
Warm colors                                                                                                                 Cool colors
ultramarine blue                                                                                                           cobalt blue
new gamboge                                                                                                               Prussian blue
cadmium yellow                                                                                                           pale Alizarin crimson
opera rose                                                                                                                      aureolin yellow

Watercolor brushes:
For this workshop we will be using bigger size brushes for the washes and a couple smaller for details.
A mop brush is good if you have one, and a size 12 or 14 round for large work.
A rigger brush is great for tiny details.

A sturdy board to lay your paper on

Water container

Paper towels or rags

I order my supplies from dickblick.com most often-prices are good and frequently have free
shipping. Also the Art Store on Erie Blvd in Syracuse has everything.