Fun Shop: Lessons Learned with Susan Stevens

Wednesday – February 21, 2018 9:00 am to noon

Lutheran Church of the Master
114th and Center Street (upper north door)
Omaha, NE

Cost $4 Members /$5 Non-Member

Please bring snacks to share. Coffee and water provided.

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Susan Stevens the winner of the Omaha Artists Inc Memorial Scholarship is sharing her experience of the Susan Crouch Watercolor Workshop she attended in West Jefferson, North Carolina last July.

Susan chose this workshop because she admired how Susan Crouch’s paintings glow with light, bright colors and the way she interprets her subjects. She wanted to learn this process and particularly how Ms. Crouch approached painting her backgrounds. In this workshop we will be painting a hibiscus bloom, focusing primarily on creating an interesting background. A drawing to trace will be provided so we can focus on the painting techniques. Along the way you will make a brush blotter, learn ways of controlling the wetness of your brush, mixing paint on the palette and on the paper, ways to lift color for form and effect, creating soft edges.


Supply List:

  • Watercolor brushes: Flats 1/2”, 1”; Rounds #6, #8, #10, #12
  • Watercolor paints: Go by the color index name in parentheses rather than the name
    • New Gamboge (PY110, PY97),
    • Permanent Rose (PV19),
    • Royal Blue (PB60),
    • Cobalt Blue (PB28),
    • Phthalo green (yellow shade) (PG36) [Daniel Smith] best results with Daniel Smith paint
    • Quinacridone Gold (PO49) [Daniel Smith] best results with Daniel Smith paint
  • Watercolor paper - scrap pieces to practice on and 1 sheet, approximately 11” x 14” for the final painting- 300# weight is best, no less than 140#
  • Graphite transfer paper - wax-free
  • Red ball point pen for tracing over image (can be another color as long as it’s not black)
  • Small finger-pump spray bottle
  • Two water containers, one that holds at least 1 quart for rinsing and a smaller container for clean water
  • Paper towels - 10 or more sheets
  • Roll of toilet paper
  • Watercolor palette
  • Facial tissue - without lotion
  • Support board to tape watercolor paper to
  • Tape - artist’s or painter’s tape
  • #2 pencilKneaded eraser or soft white eraser
  • Blow dryer (extension cord if you have one)
  • Tracing Paper
  • Scissors
  • A 'ratty' brush and masking fluid (if time allows to show another technique)