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IN-PERSON: January Monthly Paint-In

  • January 08, 2022
  • 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
  • WASH - 1601 West Alabama at Mandell, Houston, TX 77006
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IN-PERSON: January Monthly Paint-In: Watercolor Pillars and Clock

Richie Vios

Now based in Austin, Richie Vios travels all over the US to compete in plein air events and teach watercolor workshops.  He was an architectural designer until 3 years ago – when he became a full-time plein air watercolor artist.   He has won many awards at plein air festivals.    Richie believes that the mark of a good artist is to be able to capture the different facets of life, not just illustrating or recording what is seen but expressing what is felt.

Richie will demonstrate from an award winning painting.   He will discuss the 4 pillars of a good watercolor painting.  He will also share the Watercolor Clock Principle (water ratio to color pigments).


Materials list: 

  • Watercolor Brushes:

    #8 Nylon Synthetic round brush, #12 Red Sable or Taklon round brush,#18 Squirrel round brush 
  • Graphite Pencil: 4B or 6B
  • Watercolor Pigment: Tube or Pan

    5-Color Limited Palette.

Neutral Tint

Titanium white 

Yellow Ochre

Ultramarine Blue

Alizarin Crimson 

Additional color (optional): 

Cadmium Yellow Medium Hue

Cadmium Red Medium Hue

Cobalt Blue or Cerulean Blue 

Phthalo Blue 

Cobalt Teal Blue 

  • Watercolor paper: 140 lb cold press Size: min of 11x14 (Arches or Canson XL Brand)
  • Also handy during class:

Hair dryer.

Foam board bigger than 11x14 size.

Mixing Palette.

Paper Towels

Mr.Clean Durafoam Magic Eraser 


Bring a sack lunch, sweater/light jacket (in case the room temp is cool).  We’ll have snacks and coffee!

Jan McNeill (jan.mcneill@att.net) and Terry Oakes, Paint-in Coordinators

9:00-9:30 setup by attendees
9:30-3:00 class – lecture, demo, and painting
3:00-3:30 – cleanup

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