C4. Watercolor Techniques for Calligraphers -- Book List
Annie will take part in the book signing session/social on Wednesday evening.
B2598. Watercolorist's Essential Notebook by Gordon MacKenzie. $24.95
B2855. Creating Textures in Watercolor by Cathy Johnson. New Edition. $24.95
For calligraphers who need help with design, Annie recommends two books. (Many calligraphers have come to this field via verbal rather than visual routes and may have had little or no design training.)
B2346. Design Language, Interpretive Edition by Tim McCreight. $22.50
B2856. DESIGN! A Lively Guide to Design Basics for Artists and Craftspeople by Steve Aimone. $14.95. Annie: "I love Steve Aimone's Design book."
These are classics that help newer artists learn to understand what visual communication is about. Great for calligraphers who don't come from an art background.
B2313. Art and Fear by David Bayles and Ted Orland. $12.95
B2857. The Shape of Content by Ben Shahn. $16.00
B1772. Free Play by Stephen Nachmanovitch. $12.95
C4. Watercolor Techniques for Calligraphers -- Supplies
NEED TO BRING: Basic Tool Kit; 2–3 sheets good watercolor paper (e.g., Arches 140# CP, Fabriano, or Lanaquarelle, 16x23"); drawing board; a couple of bulldog clips; aquarelle brush (e.g., Winsor Newton 995, ½" wide); round sable or sabeline brushes, these range from sizes 2 to 20, you'll need 1–3 good quality brushes in this range; a BIG brush of some sort (e.g., squirrel mop or Chinese hake brush, or Chinese pipe brush); any other watercolor brushes you may have for mixing gouache or large puddles of paint; clean watercolor palette, one with flat areas for mixing, or an old white china or Corelle plate; two water containers; liquid frisket (Pébéo brand is best); cloth paint rags; sponges; Q-tips; Sharpie® fine point permanent marker; words (quotes, poems, etc.) with colorful implications; watercolor and gouache (we will share paint, but you may have some unusual colors you want to bring.)
OPTIONAL/CAN BE SHARED: Hair dryer; plant mister.
MATERIALS FEE: $30, depending on the color cartel's current international schemes [includes palette, watercolor and gouache].
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