W8: Wash On, Wash Off: a quick and lively watercolor method



Saturday morning

Matthew Brehm


Watercolor is a magical medium that can produce luminous results – like stained glass on the page. It can be both delicate and bold as a means to capturing light and form. Watercolor is also extremely efficient, allowing us to work quickly and expressively on location, provided we understand and practice how to:

  • mix and apply a wash
  • move it smoothly across the page
  • take up the excess wash
  • and let the wash dry completely.

Supply List:

  • Watercolor pad (9” x 12”) or sketchbook with watercolor paper (size A4).
  • Watercolor brush – round #8 or larger (waterbrushes will not be suitable for this workshop).
  • Watercolor palette with mid- to large-sized mixing wells.
  • Fresh watercolor paint (preferably from tubes) – some version of the primary colors as a minimum (yellow, blue, red).
  • Small, wide-mouth water reservoir.

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Event Details

Date: July 20, 2024

Start time: 09:00 a.m.

End time: 12:30 p.m.

Directions: Graphite Arts Center. 202a Main St, Edmonds, WA 98020

Sketcher Fest Artist

Matthew Brehm is a Professor of Architecture at the University of Idaho. Since 2007, Matt has led an annual 3-month study abroad program for architecture students in Rome, Italy. He has been a workshop instructor at six Urban Sketchers International Symposiums, and was on the board of directors when it was first incorporated as a non-profit organization. Matt’s sketches have received awards at the Design Communication Association’s Juried Drawing Exhibit and he has received three Awards of Excellence for his observational drawings from the American Society of Architectural Illustrators. Matt is also the author/illustrator of three books on drawing techniques.

IG: @mtbrehm