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View Of A Window: Buckets Of Watercolor Flowers

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Immerse yourself in this quaint tutorial that shows you how to paint a window and some watercolor flowers. Artist and watercolorist William “Bill” Dunn shows how to reinterpret this scene and tell a much more colorful and creative version of this painted story. 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 a European window with flowers
  • A sheet of stretched Arches cold press watercolor paper (140lb, size 20″ x 14″)
  • Pentel Graphgear 1000 automatic drafting pencil, 0.7mm lead size with B lead
  • ¾” Artist’s or masking tape
  • Painting palette for watercolor paints
  • Auxiliary plate or palette for gouache paint
  • A container of water
  • Paper towels or a rag
  • A tabletop easel or a box to prop your painting on
  • A spray bottle with clean water
  • Scrap paper
  • Hairdryer (optional)
  • 10″ Hyde curved spring aluminum paint shield (or any paint shield)

Paints (Holbein Artists’ Watercolors)

  • Cadmium Lemon Yellow
  • Gamboge Nova
  • Brilliant Orange
  • Pyrrole Red
  • Cobalt Violet Light (a.k.a. “Lavender”)
  • Mineral Violet
  • Leaf Green
  • Olive Green
  • Cobalt Green
  • Viridian
  • Cerulean Blue
  • Prussian Blue
  • Indigo
  • Quinacridone Gold
  • Yellow Ochre
  • Burnt Sienna
  • Burnt Umber
  • Neutral Tint

Daniel Smith’s Extra Fine Watercolors

  • Chromium Green Oxide
  • Carbazole Violet

Holbein Artists’ Gouache

  • Permanent White

Brushes

  • Escoda Perla Joseph Zbukvic Series: Round brush (no. 20)
  • Neef Rigger Supreme Taklon Series: Long handle rigger brush (no. 8)
  • Neef Rigger Supreme Taklon Series: Long handle rigger brush (no. 10)
  • Neef Rigger Supreme Taklon Series: Long handle rigger brush (no. 12)
  • Winsor & Newton’s Series 7 Kolinsky Sable: Round brush (no. 2)
  • An old toothbrush