Realistic Watercolor Via Transparent Washes with J. M. Littleton

  • 14 Jul 2018
  • 9:30 AM
  • 15 Jul 2018
  • 3:00 PM
  • Rhode Island Watercolor Society, Slater Memorial Park, Pawtucket, RI 02861
  • 12




July 14-15 (Saturday & Sunday)

Workshop  Description:

Have you wondered how a realistic watercolor artist creates atmospheric

perspective? In addition, do you desire to learn how to layer washes to

create more realistic and intense colors and values? J. M. Littleton will

reveal her process of how she begins with a preliminary drawing and light

washes to develop them into realistic images. Students will enjoy learning

these concepts through discussion and demonstration and they will practice

executing flat and gradated washes. In addition, students will learn the

meaning and uses of color theory to enhance the depth of field in their

paintings. Further, participants will bring in images (with a strong light

source) of subject matter that interests them, to develop a painting. Pupils of

all ability levels will be inspired and revitalized by attending.

Instructional Materials Required:

Instructor will provide exemplars and visuals. Instructor would much

appreciate if three or more easels were available for displaying visuals.

Instructor will also require ample table space for visuals and demonstrations.

Proper table space will also be required for the students and instructor would

prefer to have a room with a sink in it.


1. Students will know how to select an appropriate image and


2. Students will be able to complete a line drawing and transfer it onto

the watercolor paper.

3. Students will know how to execute a flat wash with a flat and round


4. Students will be able to create light and dark values through the use of

tints and complimentary colors.

5. Students will know the meaning and uses of color theory.

6. Students will enjoy creating transparent washes to create a realistic


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