Your Set Up

Workshop Replay:

How Paint a Still Life of Lemonade

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Level of Difficulty: Intermediate

Drawing: You will need to have this composition drawn prior to the start of the workshop. CLICK HERE to watch my video on how to draw this compostion.

Workspace: Have everything set up so that you are ready to draw and paint. I will paint on 8"x 10" 300 lb hot press Arches watercolor paper. You can choose to make your painting any size you want, and can also paint on 140 lb, but if you choose 140 lb you'll want to stretch it beforehand so it won't warp or wrinkle on you.

Colors I plan to use:

  • Cadmium Lemon Yellow
  • New Gamboge
  • Alizarin Crimson
  • Cerulean Blue
  • Phthalo Blue or Winsor Blue
  • Hooker's Green
  • Burnt Sienna
  • Sepia
  • Payne's Gray
  • Lamp Black

I use Winsor & Newton watercolor paints, but you don't have too. You can substitute the colors above for similar colors in your palette. They don't have to be the same colors.

Tools & Materials:

  • Paper for sketching (optional)
  • Pencil & eraser
  • Masking Fluid
  • Mop Brush
  • Round brushes (I plan to use size: 2, 4, 8, 12)
  • Scrap Paper
  • Paper towels

HEPFUL TIPS: I teach the foundation to drawing in: The Fundamentals of Drawing course. The skills taught in this course prepare you for drawing your designs in the live workshops.

I also teach the foundation to watercolors in: Watercolor Painting for Beginners course, which also prepares you for painting in the live workshops. Check out this course to learn how to set up your workspace, prep your paper, and familiarize yourself with the different watercolor techniques.

👉 Going through these courses first will help tremendously when doing a workshop!