Class Watercolor Two Days with Nancy Collins – Monday, April 24 and Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Let’s Play with Color – Water Color Class with Nancy Collins

We all love color! When we paint in watercolor, you really need information to create the colors you want without the dreaded MUD! This class will focus on understand Polarity, viscosity and other ‘characteristics’ of watercolor and how to be successful.  Fun will be on the agenda as well good information to help you on your road to success.

All levels are welcome.

Nancy Collins Color



The lists of colors given below have letters behind them to indicate the manufacture.  This is very important since not all manufactures make the colors in the same combinations. 

 Nancy will have supplies, first come first serve.

 Please feel free to call her with questions.

Nancy Collins – her number is (707) 964-6457.

 (WN) Winsor Newton, (HB) Holbein, (SM) Schmincke, (LK) Lukas, (AJ) American Journey (cheap Joes), (DS) Daniel Smith, (MM) MaimeriBlu, (GB) Grumbacher, (GR) Graham Co., (OH) Old Holland, l ’Aquarelle Sennelier (AS)   c= cold, w= warm, n= neutral

This is a modified list of my colors. I have given you three choices for your reds pick a cool and a warm.

Pay attention to the manufactures, not all paints are alike.

Cobalt Blue (WN) c/w       Alizarin Crimson (WN) c   Winsor Yellow (WN) c    Sepia (WN) n

Quin. Magenta (WN) c   Quin. Red (WN) w   Cobalt Teal (GR) w      Indian Yellow (AS) w

Paris Blue (LK)                Translucent Orange (SM) c/w                      Prussian Green (SM) c

Mineral Violet (HB) c         Quin. Scarlet (AJ) w (aka Lucky Penny)

Paynes Gray (WN) n + Indigo Blue (WN) w = BLACK


Crochet hook size 1.65 mm, 2H or 4H pencil, color wheel palette (I will have in class for $21) brushes, I prefer size 2, 4 and 10 sable rounds. (cheap Joes Legends are a good brush), 1 Sheet of 300 lbs. Arches Cold press paper, Viva paper towels, masking fluid (Pebeo), 2 water containers, hair dryer.

For Supplies CHEAP JOES 1-800-227-2788 or,1-800-827-84787   Give yourself two weeks.

Members –  $150 class fee

Non- Members – $200 class fee

Membership is $60 annual

Registration available in the PRAA Gallery -starting April 1st 2017

To sign up directly call  Nancy Collins – her number is (707) 964-6457.

General Meeting March 18, 2017 10:00 AM

Join us for the March 18th 2017 Paso Robles Art Association General Meeting at 10:00 am to hear all that is new with the Association followed by a special presentation by Dorthy (Dot) Lefebvre of the Eighteen-Ninety House. Held in The Showroom gallery (Studio #7 inside Studios on the Park), the meeting is open to all. Please plan to enter through the bright yellow door on Railroad Street as Studios on the Park is closed at that time.

Dot Lefebvre of the Eighteen-Ninety House has been in the business of custom framing, matting and fine prints since 1966.  She was schooled in commercial arts, but has spent countless hours in museums studying art and their containers(frames).  Her presentation will cover the care and protection of your art work as well the relation artwork to it’s frame.  This will be a great interactive presentation so bring plenty of questions or even a piece of art to get advice for a good frame.  Also I would like to include that Dot gives 15% discount to all PRAA members and that she said she has many used frames for a cheap price.