Nature Journaling starting soon :O)

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Looking forward to returning to Vickie’s lovely gardens!  Bring you pencils, pens, watercolors, pastels…whatever strikes your fancy!  We will be meeting on the 4 Thursdays in June from 10-1pm at $15.00 per class. Everyone welcome…beginners to advance. (contact me via email for directions or any questions – lauragould@mac.com

I will be giving a demonstration of plein air painting the first week.  Many have asked what I’ve been up to with my return to oils. The best way is to share my equipment, and how I go about painting on location and make even come up with a painting  🙂

NATURE JOURNALING SUGGESTED SUPPLY LIST

Essentials:

Try to bring your own essentials and not load yourself down with lots of weight 🙂

Back pack or bag to carry supplies.

Journal 9×11 or 9×5 journals or in this general size, these journals can be bought at any art store.  Paper should be acid free with heavier paper that accepts watercolor this will allow you more freedom to apply color. You may also use cold press watercolor paper journals for those of you who would like to work with watercolor pencils 🙂

Fine tip marker (micron .005-.01 and 1 are my favorite) there are many fine tips on the market, make sure they are permanent ink. There are also sets of microns available that you can purchase…just be sure that they have some fine points in the set.

Niji Watercolor Brush great for the field if your using watercolor and watercolor pencils. They come in multiple sizes..fine, medium and large…I have one of each 🙂

Drinking water and lunch or a snack.

Camp stool and a hat to shade from the sun.

Optional: 

Pencils (preferably a HB) Mechanical pencils with tiny leads are easy for the field because there is no sharpener needed and bring and eraser if you will be working in graphite.

A small selection of color pencils or watercolor pencils if you want to introduce colors into your studies. A water brush if you would like to create washes or bring a brush and small container of water if you don’t have a Ninji Water Brush.

Watercolor palette of your choice and supplies of your choice 🙂

Some paper towel squares.

Small clear ruler to add to notes about size of your subject.

A magnifying  glass to see details or a loop.

Above all come ready to enjoy your day =)

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