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Paint Your Heart Out: Urban Watercolor: A Plein Air Experience with Todd Saal

May 18, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm


Saturday, May 18th, 2019

Urban Watercolor: A Plein Air Experience

Todd Saal

Description: Learn to build confidence in painting onsite in watercolor. You will learn the fundamental techniques of the medium. Discover how to interpret and simplify subjects to produce successful urban paintings. 

 After a career in music and formal training in pastels, oil, and sculpture, Todd expanded his creative repertoire, teaching himself to paint in watercolor. He quickly realized that watercolor was not for one to control as in other mediums. You’re never in complete control with watercolor. Giving in to the unconstrained nature of this medium is what he has come to love the most. His paintings are done mostly en plein air, 

Time: 9:30 am-4:30 pm

Member Fee: $65  Non-member Fee: $85

To Register, go to:  Urban Watercolor: A Plein Air Experience

Location: Centennial Park, 2500 West End Ave, Nashville, TN 37203

Student Levels for this workshop: All Levels

Student Limit:  16

Supply list:

Feel free to bring whatever supplies you are most comfortable in using. Items list below are meant as guidelines. 

Sketch Pencil – I use a .07mm 2B lead mechanical pencil. White or kneaded eraser
Watercolor Paper: loose 1⁄4 sheets (11×15) or similarly sized watercolor blocks. 140lb rough or cold press. 

Examples: Arches, Saunders Waterford, Fabriano Artistico 

Easel: simple lightweight tripod style easel (for plein air work) and board to tape paper too if using loose sheets. 

Watercolor Palette: Whatever you’re comfortable with but should have about 3 larger areas for mixing 

Pigments: I suggest warm and cool versions of each primary. I use the following hues Cad Yellow, Yellow Ochre, Burnt Sienna, Burnt Umber, Cad Orange, Cad Red, Permanent Alizarin Crimson, Mineral Violet, Lavender, French Ultramarine, Cobalt Blue, Cobalt Turquoise, Neutral Tint, Titanium White 

Brushes: I suggest at least 3. A natural hair or synthetic equivalent mop, #12 and #10 rounds 

Miscellaneous: Masking tape, small water mister, water container, paper towels, hat and sunscreen for outdoors. 


May 18, 2019
9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Event Category:


The Chestnut Group


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