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  • Thursday, November 17, 2022
  • Saturday, November 19, 2022
  • 3 sessions
  • Thursday, November 17, 2022, 9:30 AM 4:00 PM (EST)
  • Friday, November 18, 2022, 9:30 AM 4:00 PM (EST)
  • Saturday, November 19, 2022, 9:30 AM 4:00 PM (EST)
  • York Art Association 220 S. Marshall St York, PA 17402
  • 15



Learn how to paint a realistic portrait in watercolor by the end of this workshop which includes one-on-one instruction. Every student, beginner or advanced, will benefit. I have seen my students make great strides in the 20 years I have been teaching.

One feature of this workshop is learning about my nine-color palette, which I have found highly successful and use in all my paintings. We will also go over color mixing, and I will provide the photo reference for all students in this class. TUITION: $225 MEM / $250 NON-MEM

Supply List:

My email is if any students have questions, please feel free to reach out to me. 

1.      One of the most important supplies is going to be your watercolor paper.  Not all watercolor paper is the same.  Please make sure you use Arches 100% cotton watercolor paper.  If you try to use a cheaper brand you will struggle and will not get the full use of your watercolor paints.

2.       Arches watercolor cold pressed 140lbs or 160lbs.  You can buy one sheet at your local store and cut it into sections.  The portrait size we will be painting will be about 11 x 9. You will need paper size a little larger than 11x 9.  You will need two sheets one for the portrait and another for a reference guide. 

The key to this workshop will be the 9-color palette I use.  So, this is a must as well.  Many of you will have these colors already and we will lay them out on your palette in a certain order.  Please do not try to use other colors,  after 20 plus years I have narrowed this palette down to these 9 simple colors that will make you painting a portrait a breeze.

You may use any brand of these color.  If you would like to order them all, Da Vinci Paint Co. sells my palette.  Here is a link or you can go to their website and type in "Larry" under the search bar.


·         Olive Green 

·         Phthalo Green or Winsor Green (the blue shade)

·         Viridian Green 

·         Cobalt Blue 

·         Aureolin Yellow

·         Quinacridone Gold 

·         Quinacridone Red 

·         Opus (Vivid Pink)  or Rose Madder Genuine 

·         Alizarin Crimson 

      3. Pencil and kneaded eraser, drafting triangle for beginners class

      4.  Synthetic brushes.  With the type of painting we will be doing in the workshop it is more helpful to use synthetic brushes rather than natural hair brushes for this class.  Any brand is fine.  I use Cheap Joe's, Millers Golden Fleece.  They are inexpensive, hold just the right amount of water, and last a long time. But again, any brand is fine.  Size 2 round, size 4 or 5 round, size 8 round, 1/4 inch flat brush.

      5. Cardboard and tape. We will be taping down your watercolor paper on the cardboard.

      6. Palette ready to put the new colors in an orderly way.  We will place the colors on the palette during class.     

      7. Two bowls to hold the water.   

York Art Association 220 S. Marshall Street, York, PA 17402 717-755-0028

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