Country Pumpkins Workshop
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Watercolor – Country Pumpkins Workshop
     Paint a watercolor for warm, joyful autumn season with Country Pumpkins setting. Instructor will set up the motif of pumpkins, some flowers, corn stalks and leaves, etc. The participant will have an opportunity to work closely with Reiko Hervin, local award-winning watercolorist. Hervin will teach about effective color combinations and techniques for completing a painting. Trace down image is available.  Fun, relaxing workshop with step-by-step instructions.


Materials: Students need to bring their own supplies. Please refer to list below.
     Please remember to bring a sack lunch as this is a full day workshop.
     All levels of adult (15 yrs and up)students are welcome.Class size: Minimum of 3, maximum of 11.

Time & Date: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm Saturday, 10/16/2010

Theme: ‘Country Pumpkin’ using transparent watercolor

Instructor: Reiko Hervin

Place: Lone Tree Gallery: 1598 Esmeralda Ave. Minden 775-782-2522   

           website:  (Material List can be downloaded.) 


Registration: Please contact Barry at the gallery. Credit Card is accepted. 

Class Fee: $60

Level: 15 and up, All levels

Instructor – Reiko Hervin
     Reiko Hervin is a full-time watercolor artist. After graduating with honors from Tokyo Design School, she began her career as a graphics artist. She studied under one of the great masters of Japanese art for several years. She continued to study watercolor after moving to the US in 1993. Her artwork has an accent of Japanese sensitivity of luminous colors and dynamic expression in the compositions. She appreciates the power of the sun and the shadows which makes for a three dimensional effect where delicate colors lay on top of each other. Reiko’s work has been broadly published and  appeared in a number of significant shows across the country. Her work has appeared on the “Watercolor Magic Magazine” website in 2003-04. She is a juried member of Watercolor West. One of her floral paintings appears in “Splash 9-Watercolor Secrets” by North Light Books. Her painting was one of 10 finalists in the Flowers & Gardens Competition for the International Artist Magazine in 2007, again 2010. Since moving to Nevada in 1997, she has been very active as an artist and educator in the area, receiving numerous awards. Her works are in private collections across the country as well as in Europe and Asia.



Materials List: Good Paint, Good Brushes, Good Paper-3 Big Keys to success!

Sketch Book: 9"x12" (Spiral Bound)

Pencils: H, HB, 2B, 6B, Kneaded eraser, Pencil sharpener

Transparent Watercolor Tubes (Gouache is opaque, not transparent.): Please bring your paints if you have already. Winsor & Newton, Daniel Smith (Quinacridone series), MaimeriBlu, Holbein are good.

-Basic colors: Permanent Yellow Lemon (Holbein) or Winsor Lemon (Not Winsor & Newton Lemon Yellow Nickel Titanate, this is opaque)Alizarin Crimson, Opera (Holbein), Quinacridone Gold, Raw Sienna, Quinacridone Sienna or Quinacridone Coral (All by D/S), Ultramarine Blue, Cobalt Blue, Cobalt Teal Blue (D/S) or Manganese Blue Hue, Burnt Sienna, Viridian, Hooker's Green Deep, Winsor Violet

-Optional good colors: Quinacridone Red,

Brushes: Sables or synthetic brushes (Good quality synthetic brushes are better than cheap natural hair brushes!)

Robert Simmons White Sables
Round #2, #4, #6, #10 or #12, Flat 1", Flat ˝”

Loew-Cornell Flat Shader or Bristle brush for lifting,

Nylon brush or Loew-Cornell Round Scrubber brush for masking fluid

Paper: Arches 140 lb or 300 lb cold press, 9"x12"     Arches Watercolor block is fine

Art Board: Gator board with white tape. Form board, plywood are OK.

Pallet: Studio type with cover like John Pike's or Robert Wood's are fine

Misc. items: 2 water containers, Paper towels or cotton rags, Spray bottle

Perception Kit (a set of value scale, view finder, values visualizer, you can purchase at the class, $ 13. ) Masking tape or artist white tape

Masking fluid (Winsor & Newton) and a bar of soap (If you use Loew-Cornell Round Scrubber brush #5 for masking fluid, you don't need soap.)

Masking fluid pick up (or Masking tape), Mr. Clean sponge, opaque white paint

Tracing paper, Graphite paper, Mechanical pencil for tracing down,

Ruler, Scissors, (Small hair dryer)


Suppliers List
Michael’s Arts & Crafts 775-267-1938 955 Topsy Ln. Jacks Valley

Craft Market 775-883-3933 2750 S. Carson City

Nevada Fine Arts 775-786-1128 11 S.Virginia St. Reno

Aaron Brothers 775-827-2004 4809     Kietzke Ln. Reno

Daniel Smith 1-800-426- 6740

Cheap Joe's Art Stuff 1-800-227- 2788