Watercolor paperLisa will be using Arches cold press paper torn down to a 5x5” square. She’ll also be using 9x12” Canson Montval paper for quick demos. Use what you feel comfortable with!
BrushesA round and a wash brush, large flat or hake brush if you have one.
Pencil and eraser
Paper Towel or cloth
Cup for water
Spray bottle filled with water
Bring what you have. Lisa will be using her everyday Folio Palette, filled with:
- Hansa Yellow Light
- Cadmium Yellow Pale
- Raw Sienna
- Quinacridone Gold
- Phthalo Blue (Green Shade)
- Cobalt Turquoise Light (PG50, I use Winsor & Newton, it’s the same as Daniel Smith Cobalt Teal Blue).
- Cerulean Blue
- Cobalt Blue
- Ultramarine Blue
- Organic Vermillion
- Transparent Red Oxide
- Venetian Red
- Indanthrone Blue
- Neutral Tint or Payne’s Gray
Other colors she loves for the desert:
- Winsor & Newton Smalt
- Naples Yellow
- Holbein Shell Pink
- Sedona Genuine
- Schminke Transparent Orange
- Lunar Earth
- Piemontite Genuine
Don’t feel obligated to have any of these colors! Lisa will also discuss alternative colors; once again, use what you have!
GouacheWhite gouache or Dr. Ph Martin’s bleed-proof white ink, gold gouache for sparkle. White chalk pencil if you have one.
Sepia pastel pencil or dark brown or blue watercolor pencil
Pocket knifePocket knife if you have one or something like an Xacto knife to scratch the paper to create texture.
What to expect
Art Toolkit workshops are live events that take place on Zoom. During the workshop, you will have a chance to ask the instructor questions. After the workshop, we’ll provide you with a link to a recording to review on your own time (viewable for at least six months).
We’ll be in touch a week before the workshop with instructions for connecting and additional information. Please remember to adjust for your time zone. Tickets are non-refundable, but we may be able to transfer your ticket to another student if there is a waitlist.
We present our workshops with automated captions. If you wish to request additional accommodations, please let us know in advance.
Curious about tickets, technical details, gifting workshops, or anything else? Please see our frequently asked questions page for more details, and please don’t hesitate to contact us for help.
Lisa first started watercoloring a few years ago while she was recovering from 6 (!) surgeries for a torn ACL. During rehab she would walk to a pond in her neighborhood and use her Art Toolkit Pocket Palette to do a little sketch as a reward -- and to let her leg recover before making the trek back home. Now she sketches while hiking and backpacking. Lisa is on a mission to share the joy of sketching outdoors with everyone she meets!
She works for a nonprofit land trust dedicated to preserving Texas prairies. You may have spotted Lisa’s work for the paper craft industry at Target, JoAnn Fabrics and Michaels.
Lisa is an Art Toolkit Ambassador, and has joined us for two live demos:
You can learn more about Lisa on her website and on Instagram.