Watercolors with Geraldine Kovats

November 2, 2016


I. A Note to Painters:


Thanks so much for having me come out and paint with you. Whether or not you’re familiar with watercolors we can always advance our skills. Let’s work from life, thereby making every encounter however near or far, a true adventure. 

To get started you’ll need paper, paints, and brushes, a palette, water pot, and towels. Click this link to find specific recommendations for your materials: Watercolor Supplies Booklet

During our first meeting we’ll take a close look at color; you’ll gain a deeper understanding of what drove Claude Monet to say, ‘Color is my daylong obsession, joy, and torment!’. 

Additionally, I’ll show you how I painted backgrounds on Disney’s, Lilo & Stitch and Mathias Poledna’s film, Imitation of Life (stylistically akin to Disney’s, Snow White), as well as my own watercolors.

More than any other medium watercolors require a feel for the materials, and that feel comes only with practice. What’s more, practice is required to maintain that feel and once mastered you’ll be able to control watercolors to a great degree. In my opinion, watercolors are the most exciting of all painting media.

lf you’re interested in delving deeper into topics covered during the workshop, please find a list of helpful links below.

I’m excited to become acquainted with you and your artwork!


II. Evaluation:

P.S. Upon completion of the workshop, I appreciate your honest feedback. You may fill out a Course Evaluation here: Survey Monkey Evaluation Form

III. Links:

Joseph Albers, Interaction of Color App: Make your own color experiments!


More about J.M.W. TURNER, from the Tate website:

  1. “Want to Paint a Blue Rigi?”
  2. “Veils of Perfection” 
  3. “Draughtsman and Watercolorist”

Watercolor examples from Disney Production Designer, HANS BACHER’S wonderful animation blog:


More about Disney Production Designer, TYRUS WONG:

  1. The Art of Tyrus Wong
  2. How ‘Bambi’ Got Its Look From 1,000-Year-Old Chinese Art
  3. Tyrus Wong, ‘Bambi’ Artist Thwarted by Racial Bias, Dies at 106

A helpful watercolor information resource:


Interested to know where the colors of pigments come from?

Color of Art Pigment Database





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