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Roberta Bolt, Snow Chasers, 2015, 28 x 22 inches, watercolor on paper

Roberta Bolt, Snow Chasers, 2015, 28 x 22 inches, watercolor on paper

Class / Workshop  |  Painting Light at Night

Sunday, March 6, 2016, 1:30–4:30 pm

International Center for Watercolor
Artist/Instructor: Roberta Bolt
$36 members/$46 not-yet members

Roberta Bolt, known for her use of luminous light and dark, will demonstrate techniques she uses to create textured backgrounds depicting night scenes.  Crafting the use of color, edges, and composition participants will learn how to capture moody atmospheres in watercolor.

Roberta Bolt has renewed her passion for the fine arts after a successful career as a graphic designer.  Expressive washes, bold use of color, provocative brushstrokes and unusual narratives of ordinary life have become her unique signature. Roberta's watercolor paintings are exhibited nationally, winning several awards, and have been published in art books and national magazines.

To register call Kathy Gaye Shiroki at 716-878-3549 or email shirokkg@buffalostate.edu or download the registration form on the International Center for Watercolor website.  Families and youth 12 and older are encouraged to participate.

Roberta's Toolkit
Watercolor paper:
140 lb. or 300 lb. cold press watercolor paper, Arches or Fabriano, Roberta uses Arches.

Roberta's Palette: 
Yellows: Hansa Yellow, Gamboge Nova (New Gamboge), Quinacridone Gold , Cadmium Yellow (optional)
Reds: Scarlet Lake , Alizarin Crimson, Cadmium Red, Permanent Red
Blues: Manganese Blue, Phthalo Blue, Ultramarine Blue, Cobalt Blue
Greens: Viridian, Sap Green
Browns: Burnt Sienna, Raw Umber, Van Dyk Brown

*Any good quality professional grade watercolor paint will do just fine - Brand recommendations are Daniel Smith, Holbein, Windsor Newton. Colors are also optional. Basic Red, Green, Blue and Brown is essential.  Buy what you can afford and feel comfortable with it.

Roberta's Brushes: 
Princeton Neptune Synthetic Squirrel Quill #4, Princeton Neptune Synthetic Squirrel Round #18, Princeton Neptune Synthetic Squirrel Mottler 1", Hake, 3" and 1.5", Small flats and rounds for detail

*Any good quality professional grade brushes will do just fine - Assorted flats, rounds, mops and hake brushes are preferred. What feels good in your hands will work just fine.

Sturdy substrate to tape paper to (pressed board)
Palette (must have enough empty slots to house paint and a large mixing area)
Cups or bowls to hold water (minimum of 2)
Paper towels or tissues
Spray bottle
Tape