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"Dragonfly & Water lily" Photo Reference

After each class, I load an image of what I painted into Dropbox for your reference, so you can clearly see what I've completed.
When you're done painting your lesson, take a picture and send it to me by Thursday by 8pm so I can load in into Dropbox, and at the next zoom class we can work together with a critique on how to progress. If I don't get your image by 8pm Thursday it may not be posted in dropbox for review.

When I was in Houston I saw this incredible pond from my hotel window. I went outside to see it up close and take photos, of course there were koi and beautiful water lilies, but the heat and humidity was overwhelming. Because of air conditioning my camera lens fogged up and I had to wait for the camera to be the same temp as the outdoors. While I waited and cooked, I notice tons of dragonflies and took this photo.

Project Oriented Classes

$110.00 payable to 
Guy Magallanes

620 Taylor Way #2

San Carlos, CA 94070

"Dragonfly & Water Lily" Project

Paint this project at your leisure or LIVE.

You will receive a dropbox folder containing a printable photo reference and line drawing for this project.

Class Starts at 9am Friday August 4th, 2023

u'll get a Zoom Invite for the class if you want to paint along with the class Live.

We start the class with a Critique and Q&A from the previous week's class and then we start painting on the project.

The class is recorded and then uploaded to YouTube,
you may replay the YouTube videos whenever you want.

List of Materials:

I'll be using a 1/4 sheet of Arches 300lb cold Pressed Paper.

Colors Needed:

Winsor & Newton
Transparent Yellow

Permanent Rose

Indanthrene Blue


Thalo Blue

Brushes Needed:

KingArt Max Round, Original Gold Series 9020

My favorite brushes & inexpensive

12, 6 (4 of the #12 rounds - one each for Yellow, Reds, Blues/Greens/Black and one for water)

To order online go to:

Rosemary & Co

 6, 12 or 14 Red Sable Blend Series 402

To order online go to:

Scrubber Brush 1/8 Connoisseur Taklon Scrubber 066

Additional Materials Needed:

Mechanical Pencil

Red Ball Point Pen

Graphite paper NO WAX (Saral)

Kneadable Eraser

Water Container

Palette for Colors or cups, or dishes

Viva Paper Towels

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