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Make a Watercolor Color Chart taught by Jane M. Mason

July 14, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Sunday, July 14th  1-4pm

FEE: $53

This is a great way to get to know your watercolors or get over your intimidation to start using that beautiful set of professional quality paints you bought last year! Color charts are a valuable exercise and reference for the total beginner as well as those with more experience.

In this workshop Jane will show you how to create a color chart looking at the variety of the depth of hues you can get from each paint in your set. You will be guided through experiments with how the colors mix together to get clear, luminous options for your watercolors. she’ll talk about the color wheel analogous and complementary color-harmonies and more.

She will show you how she has created a variety of color charts to help solve problems with finding the right flesh tone for portraits, or creating a wide variety of greens to avoid boring passages in foliage or landscapes.

Her color charts are tools that Jane uses every day in her studio. She knows you will find them handy, too. Here’s her latest blog post about color charts!

Supplies: Jane will be using the QOR Watercolor Introductory set of 12 colors.

Please bring that set or the equivalent colors: Nickel Yellow Azo, Hansa Yellow Light, Quin Gold Deep, Quin Magenta, Pthalo Blue (green shade), Ultramarine blue, Pyrrol Red Light, Permanent Alizarin Crimson, Burnt Sienna, Viridian Green. Payne’s grey, and yellow ochre.  A palette for mixing your paint. Jane recommends the Quiller Travel Palette.

watercolor brushes –  #10 round and 1/4″ flat 

Watercolor paper is supplied for this class.


She specializes in watercolor, (plein air and in the studio), drawing, photography, textile art, and multi-media collage work. Her subject matter covers the gamut from landscapes, seascapes and urban views, to abstracts, florals and still lifes. Her artwork is in collections across North America and abroad. She has traveled extensively throughout the US and Europe and lived in Florence, Italy as well as the Midwest and New England. Her family has owned a little cabin Up North in Minnesota for almost a century. Jane spends as much time as she can squeeze in at the cabin each year.

She is a graduate of the University of Nebraska, with a Master’s Degree in Museum Studies from Harvard University. She has had extensive undergraduate and post-graduate training in watercolor and fine art. Artists she has studied under include: Jim Alinder, Gerald Brommer, Antonioni Catelina, Carol Carter, Cheng-Khee Chee, Joe Fettingus, Frank Francese, Lois Gruberger, Keith Jacobshagen, Paul Jackson, Margaret Keller, Nita Leland, Skip Lawrence, Zenaide Luhr, BillyO O’Donnell, Steven Quiller and Janet Walsh.

She is the former president of the Saint Louis Watercolor Society, and the Greater St. Louis Art Association. Her articles and artwork have been featured in numerous publications including the St. Louis Post DispatchWatercolor MagicWatercolorARTCalendar, and The Artist’s Magazine. She has taught art and art history to all levels for over 20 years. Currently, she teaches online through TakeLessons.com. She teaches locally in Illinois around Chicago, Park Ridge, and Peoria. She teaches workshops in various states.

Jane’s work explores connectedness. She thinks about how we are all connected. Her goal is to emphasize our shared experiences rather than our differences.  She accomplishes this by using her art to speak from a quiet voice about beauty, color, light, friendship, culture, art traditions, and the gifts of creation we share. It is spiritual, joyful, uplifting, and rewarding work.

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July 14, 2019
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Event Category:


Wet Paint