Watercolor Jumpstart Project 4 – Dawn and Dusk at the Lake

Supplies You Will Need:

  • supplies listed in the Required Materials list for Watercolor Jumpstart set up and ready to paint
  • pencil and kneaded eraser
  • woodless pencil  or graphite stick (optional, but handy) or a regular pencil
  • two 1/16th (one-sixteenth, 5 1/2 x 7 1/2″) sheets of watercolor paper for the project
  • two support boards, so you can leave your projects taped down as you alternate working on them
  • Five 1/16th (one-sixteenth, 5 1/2 x 7 1/2″) sheets of watercolor paper for the lesson on laying washes
  • Two or three more 1/16 sheets, or the backs of other practice paintings for the lesson on techniques for trees
  • several scrap pieces of watercolor paper for testing and practicing colors and brushstrokes (if you are just starting out you may not have any such “scraps” yet; but as you go along save all your exercise and practice sheets and use the backs as your “test sheets”)
  • a rigger (liner) brush or a dip pen with a drawing nib (optional)

Project Prerequisites:

  • all lessons in the Getting Started module
  • How to Transfer a Drawing lesson from the Spring Chickadee Project
  • Mechanics of Mixing lesson from the Spring Chickadee Project
  • Achieving Soft Edges lesson from the Marbles on the Sun Project
  • Blending Color within a Shape lesson from the Rainbow Rose Window Project