Workshop 10: Sketching Architecture with Velasquez Palette

Instructor: Keelan Kaiserkeelan3

Workshop description

Hybridizing the Velasquez Palette with Chinese Watercolor Techniques

Learning goals 

Participants will understand some of the key principles involved in both the Velasquez Palette of colors used in architectural watercolor to capture material and light, while at the same time deploying the bold use of color and layers while maintaining neutral fields of color.

Supplies list 

  • Watercolor block or spiral bound watercolor sketchbook w/ 140lb paper
  • HB and 2B pencils
  • #6, 10, 14 watercolor brushes
  • Watercolor paints in tube or cakes:
    • Burnt Siena
    • Ultramarine Blue
    • Yellow Ochre


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