May 13-17, 2019
Mon.– Fri. 9:00-4:00
La Fonda Hotel, Stiha Room
Offered to all levels of ability, Students must have had
previous experience with watercolor.
Located at the Historic La Fonda Hotel ,
Located on the Santa Fe Plaza
On the Santa Fe Plaza, Santa Fe NM USA
$650 per person, $200 deposit will hold your place
Send $200 deposit to Miriam Joseph, P.O. Box 66297, Albuquerque, NM, 87193
You can fly into Albuquerque or Santa Fe - there are fewer flights flying into Santa Fe.
There is an airport shuttle from Albuquerque, call 24 hours ahead- Sandia Shuttle, 505-474-5696
JANET ROGERS, AWS
Janet Rogers has been a working professional artist for overt 34 years, and has achieved Signature Status in The American Watercolor Society, The Florida Watercolor Society, South Carolina Watercolor Society and others. She has garnered many awards over the years for her sensitive paintings of people which are spontaneous, direct, and expressive. Janet shares easily with others her passion and joy for the fluid and unexpected nature of watercolor.
Her workshops and demonstrations featuring impressions of people and also flowers are very popular across the United States, Canada, and in Europe. ….. As well as her busy schedule of teaching, demonstrating and serving as Juror, she has contributed to several publications, including the book “The One-Hour Watercolorist” and has had four instructional and inspiring DVDs produced by Artist Palette Productions: “Expressive Watercolor Florals”, “Expressive Watercolor Portraits”, “Watercolor Rhythms with Figures”, and “Expressing the Bouquet in Watercolor”.
Janet also has been featured in some watercolor painting videos on You Tube.
You can view her work at www.watercolorsbyrogers.com
“I love the qualities of watercolor – its fluid nature. To me, the interaction of artist with the medium is like a dance – full of motion, feeling and expression. I love to watch the painting develop and to discover new color and composition.
As a teacher, I would like to enable students to find their connections with watercolor in new and expressive ways.”
Janet Rogers, AWS
Janet Rogers, AWS
I look forward to our workshop. Below is a SUGGESTED list of supplies. PLEASE DO NOT FEEL YOU HAVE TO HAVE EVERYTHING!! Hopefully you already have supplies that are the same or comparable.
WATERCOLOR PAPERS: I suggest 140lb Coldpressed (prefer Arches Bright White- rougher side for paintings. - .Also Arches 140lb Rough will work also – sometimes Fabriano or Kiimanjaro too) It will be helpful to have extra watercolor paper (could be backs of old paintings, etc.) for painting exercises. (but Arches best even for exercises) Of course, you will also need a board (I use a plastic board approx. 17” x 23” – but even foam board will do - to support your painting – as I paint on an angle). We do many paintings, so please bring enough watercolor paper (approx. 2 to 5 paintings per day – can be ½ sheets(I work on ½ sheets) or ¼ sheets if need be).
OTHER PAPERS: drawing paper will be needed in any portrait or figure workshop. (I will have extra with me)
PENCILS: I suggest a #2B pencil for drawing on the watercolor paper, but really love the ebony pencils (or 6B) for drawing exercises (on sketch paper). A kneaded eraser and pencil sharpener will be handy.
PALETTE: I use various palettes, such as “Jones Palette”, “Cheap Joe’s ”, , etc. – I also use a Jasper tray (plastic type butcher tray) to make more “pigment puddles”. Palettes should have individual wells plus area for mixing (large flat areas).
OTHER STUFF: Although, I will supply some fresh flowers, feel free to bring some favorites of yours also (for Flower Workshops). Hair dryer(we can share), large container for water (I use a bucket), paper towels (I strongly suggest Bounty). We will work from photos for the Head/Figure workshop and may have a model at some point. Please bring photos of people to work from (can be friends, family, someone who interests you or even from magazines – since this is for practice) ones with good lights and darks (shadow shapes). Ideally shadow shapes should should be more than ½ of face. (Please see my website for sample). I will also have some photos if you don’t have any you like. Many students will be interested in painting children, which we will also cover. You may want to bring a “pre-drawn” drawing on wc paper for your portrait or portrait/figures – but we will also do drawings in class – it just may be “reassuring” if you are new to painting or drawing people. Also you may want to bring tracing paper to trace your own drawing again to have for practicing flesh tones. Drawing aids will be available for new students ( I have some you can use)
CAMERA, I-PHONE, I-PAD, etc. It is always a good idea to have this option to take photos in the workshop – and could be invaluable in case a model may be used. – A short time with a model is always a possibility!
BRUSHES: I like the following: A ¾” “Flat” brush such as Loew-Cornell Series 7550 Wash, a “One Stroke" such as the ¾” or 1” Loew-Cornell Series 7100; "Round" such as Loew-Cornell Series 7700 size 26, and Loew-Cornell Series 7000 size 14; "Ultra Round", Loew-Cornell Series 7020 size 14; a small 1/2" flat (Loew-Cornell Series 7550 Wash) for making "puddles". (Lowe-Cornell has discontinued making the Round Series 7000 – so THE BRUSHES I USE NOW ARE “American Journey Interlocked Synthetic Brushes (Green Handles) found at CHEAP JOES ART STUFF – Rounds – AJR-14, and AJR-28).I use these brushes, but bring what you have. In the workshop you may try mine to see if you like them before you buy them.
WATERCOLOR PAINTS: PLEASE SEE ATTACHED PIGMENT LIST:
Limited Pigments List of Watercolors
(you can get by on these )
These colors are all mostly transparent and do well in mixing other colors.
This list is to help students who do not have access to all the colors I use -
PLEASE NOTE: there are six colors in bold…..these are the strongest recommended!! (two limited triads)
TRIAD #1 – Light to Mid Values
Aureolin (a transparent cool yellow) (Winsor-Newton) or Daniel Smith *or Sour Lemon (AJ)
Permanent Rose (a cool pink – I use a lot – Am. Journey, or W/N)
Cobalt Blue (American Journey, or W/N or Holbein)
TRIAD #2 – Mid to Dark Values
Quinacridone Gold (a very intense transparent bright yellow gold) (Winsor-Newton or Daniel Smith or Holbein)
Permanent Alizarin Crimson (a deep cool pink/red) Holbein or W/N
Ultramarine Blue (AJ, W/N or Holbein) - probably all same – please not French Ultramarine
OTHER HELPFUL COLORS: (you DO NOT HAVE TO HAVE – but nice)
Raw Sienna (a soft warm yellow-brown) (American Journey
Burnt Sienna (a transparent strong brown) (Winsor-Newton only)
Cerulean Blue (W/N) or Sky Blue (American Journey)*
Prussian Blue (American Journey or other)
Janet’s Violet Rose (American Journey)*
Skip’s Green (Am. Journey)
Mineral Violet (Holbein)
Cerulean Blue Hue (formerly Arctic Ice) (American Journey)
(ANY AMERICAN JOURNEY COLORS I WILL HAVE AT WORKSHOP) you can see and test them. These colors are terrific!
*recommended – will help much!
THESE LIMITED TRIADS WOULD REALLY BE ALL YOU NEED BUT I USE MORE COLORS. DO NOT WANT YOU TO WORRY ABOUT BRINGING EVERYTHING!!! I will have some colors you can try
Most of the colors I use are listed on my website.