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2 Ways, 1 Mission: A Historical Watercolor Painting Of Mission San Juan

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Turn the Mission San Juan Capistrano into a colorful AND a non-colorful historical watercolor painting! Artist William “Bill” Dunn shows how to do a quick value painting study before painting the final version. Want to watch the video version? The full tutorial is available to members of our Watercolor University.

Materials Used In This Watercolor Class:

  • Reference picture of Mission San Juan Capistrano in California
  • A block of Fluid 100 hot press watercolor paper (140lb, size 9″ x 12″)
  • A block of Fabriano rough watercolor paper (140lb, size 12″ x 18″)
  • Pentel Graphgear 1000 automatic drafting pencil, 0.7mm lead size with 2B lead
  • ½” Artist’s or masking tape
  • Painting palette for watercolor paints
  • Auxiliary plate or palette
  • A container of water
  • Paper towels or a rag
  • A tabletop easel or a box to prop your painting on

Paints (Holbein Artists’ Watercolors)

  • Gamboge Nova
  • Brilliant Orange
  • Cadmium Red Purple
  • Cobalt Violet Light (a.k.a. “Lavender”)
  • Mineral Violet
  • Olive Green
  • Viridian
  • Cobalt Green
  • Leaf Green
  • Cerulean Blue
  • Cobalt Blue Hue
  • Quinacridone Gold
  • Yellow Ochre
  • Burnt Sienna
  • Burnt Umber
  • Indigo
  • Neutral Tint
  • Ivory Black
  • Chinese White

Winsor & Newton’s Professional Watercolors

  • Permanent Carmine
  • Permanent Mauve (or Sennelier’s Cobalt Violet Deep Hue watercolor paint)
  • Oxide of Chromium
  • French Ultramarine

Brushes

  • Neef Rigger Supreme Taklon Series: Long handle rigger brush (no. 6)
  • Neef Rigger Supreme Taklon Series: Long handle rigger brush (no. 12)
  • Escoda Perla Joseph Zbukvic Series: Round brush (no. 8)
  • Escoda Perla Joseph Zbukvic Series: Round brush (no. 12)
  • Escoda Perla Joseph Zbukvic Series: Round brush (no. 20)
  • Winsor & Newton’s Cotman Brush Series 111: Round brush (no. 2)
  • Hamburg Premier Professional Brush: Badger fan brush (no. 6)