1 Day- Gouache Notebook Plein Air Workshop by Scott Hamill, March 30, 2019

When:    March 30, 2019

Where:  Lover’s Point, Pacific Grove
Time:     9:00 a.m.-3:00p.m.
$100 for CCAA members
$130 for non members

Deposit of $50 due by February 25. Balance due by March 15.
Checks ONLY made out to CCAA, no Cash

Send to:
Dee Steiner
412 11th St
Pacific Grove Ca 93950

During the workshop Scott will share his technique for capturing quick impressions of a scene with color sketches using gouache. Gouache is an opaque watercolor that has the consistency of oil paint. It is excellent for color mixing and layering. Gouache cleans up with water and is is a fun medium for exploring composition, value patterns and color with the feel of painting with oils.

Recommended supply list.
A limited palette of Windsor Newton or similar artist quality gouache. I use ultramarine blue, primary red, hansa yellow and permanent white. Please stick to a three primary and white palette as we want to keep it simple and we can mix all of our other colors from these.
I paint in a watercolor sketchbook. There are a wide variety of spiral bound watercolor sketchbooks that are inexpensive and easy to find. Most gouache sketches are small in the 6×8 range.
A range of flat synthetic brushes in 1/4″, 1/2″, and 1″ sizes. A few small rounds and a rigger are nice to have as well.
Small plastic clamps are helpful to hold your sketchbook to the easel.
Any portable easel will work. If it works for your plein air oil or watercolor painting it will work for gouache.
In a pinch a clipboard and watercolor mixing tray will work just fine. Make sure you’re comfortable with it sitting on your lap.
A bottle of water and some kind of small container to hold it is important. In a pinch a coffee cup will work fine.
A roll of paper towels or a rag to dry brushes after cleaning.
And last but not least, a snack, sunscreen, hat and portable chair.

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