Watercolor Painting : Advanced

OSH 904 / Non Credit
Course taught in: English
Locations: TBD
Instructor: Jim Brennan

Course Description

Are you an experienced watercolor artist who wants to learn more advanced techniques? This class is designed for those students who have been working with the medium for at least one year.

Note: All items are suggested and may be substituted for equivalents of your choice.

Supply List
  1. Watercolor Paints:Turner or equivalent, size: 15 ml tubes, "open stock".

  Colors (suggested):

  • Cadmium Red • Red Rose Madder Hue • Cobalt Violet • Hansa Lemon • Yellow Ochre • Indian Yellow • Permanent Gamboge • Cerulean Blue • Ultramarine Blue • Phthalo Turquoise • Hooker’s Green • Davy’s Gray • Burnt Umber • Raw Sienna • Payne’s Gray • Titanium White
  1. Watercolor Paint Brushes (Buy good quality): (#) sign denotes mfg. Type, i.e. Ebony Splendor, or equivalent and the following number(s) the brush size.  

     Brushes (suggested):

  • Rigger: (#389) 2
  • Round: (#387) 2, 6, 12, 20                                          
  • Bright: (#383) 8, 14
  • Wash: (#394) 1 ½”
  • Fan: (#391) 4
  • Dagger by Beste¼”, ½” or another brand (The dagger aka sword may be hard to find locally, try on-line.)
  1. PaletteYour choice; white plastic or china plate, an airtight palette, etc.
  2. Paper, Watercoloruse the individual sheets 22” x 30” not pad, 300#, cold press and hot press, get one of each, by Fabriano. The 22” x 30” allow for cutting multiple sizes.
  1. Drawing Pencil #2B, 4B
  2. Sponges, Artist Value Pack #12 (Natural)
  3. Ruler 18" metal                                                                
  4. Eraser, by VANISH 3/4" x 3/4" x 2 5/8" long
  5. Color Wheel, large
  6. Cotton dishrag, used, clean and soft
  7. Roll of paper towels


Please bring all your supplies to the first and all classes.

Supplies available at Jerry's Artarama, 1140 SW 67th Avenue, Miami; other art supply stores may carry some items. 

Jim Brennan is a native Floridian. He graduated with a BA in Humanities from FAU, where his focus was on art and architecture. Jim is a teacher and an award-winning artist in acrylics, watercolor, metal sculpture and wire sculpture mediums. His work has been featured throughout Miami, Palm Beach, Winter Park and Tampa. 

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