• Week One
    April 29, 2019
    9:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • Week Two
    May 6, 2019
    9:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • Week Three
    May 13, 2019
    9:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • Week Four
    May 20, 2019
    9:30 am - 12:00 pm


Studio in the Park



2490 Silverest Ave, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 70816, United States

The main facility for the Art Guild of Louisiana is the Studio in the Park. This BREC building is located in Cedarcrest Park in Baton

Workshop Coordinator

Barbara Andrepont, bandrepont@bellsouth.net or 225-773-8020

Class Description

Come rain or come shine, we will explore techniques for painting skies and clouds in water media. (You may choose to work in either watercolor or acrylics.) We will have daily demonstrations and personal critiques. Plan to work from your personal photos.

Roberta Loflin’s Website


skies by Roberta Loflin


Supply List

Watercolor Supplies

This is my basic list of supplies. I like to use American Journey and DaVinci paints. Winsor Newton is also a great brand and Grumbacher Academy is an excellent inexpensive brand to start. It may be necessary to use a catalog to obtain all needed supplies. I recommend Cheap Joe’s Art Stuff (1-800-227-2788 or www.cheapjoes.com) as they have a big watercolor supply selection and knowledgeable people to help with selecting items. If you are unsure about what to purchase, we will discuss supplies and answer any questions at the first class.


Lemon or Hansa Yellow (cool yellow)Aureolin or Gamboge (warm yellow)

*Don’t buy Lemon Yellow (Nickel Titanate)

Permanent Rose Quinacridone (cool red)Cadmium Red or Perm. Red (warm red)

Ultramarine BluePthalo Blue

Burnt SiennaBlack (for value studies only)

Any other colors you may have

Brushes, nylon synthetic (not animal hair):

1″ flat

#4, #10 Rounds

I like Robert Simmons “White Sable” brand

Any other size watercolor brushes you may have

*Please note that cheap animal hair brushes are a waste of money and good animal hair brushes are way too expensive, look for nylon (synthetic) brushes


Cold Press Watercolor paper (22″x30″) 140lb (I prefer Arches. I’ll have some available at the first class)

Watercolor paper pads and lighter weight paper may be used for practice pieces.


Covered watercolor palette such as John Pike or Frank Webb Palettes

Miscellaneous (Most of these items are scavenger hunt finds):

2 plastic water containers (1 quart size)Kitchen sponge (cello)

#2 pencil1 kneaded and 1 white eraser

Spray bottle for waterPaper or cotton towels


Drafting or masking tapeBrush holder

11″x14″ pad of drawing paperPlastic Table cover

Board to support watercolor paper

Personal photos you would like to work from

Sources for purchasing supplies:


Mo’s Art Supply, 711 Jefferson Hwy, near Government St

Cheap Joe’s Art Stuff catalogue (1-800-227-2788) www.cheapjoes.com

Any Questions: contact me at: rloflin@gmail.com


Acrylic Supplies

  • Sketchbooks: similar in size to painting canvas or paper (Strathmore 400, or Canson are good brands) no smaller than 9×12
  • Drawing or painting board to support sketch book and painting paper
  • Palette: Masterson air tight palette and a roll of waxed or freezer paper
  • Brushes: long handled nylon acrylic/oil brushes … an assortment of brights, flats, filberts and rounds – start with a few and never use brushes from other media (oils or watercolor) ¾ – 1″ flat, #8 round, small thin liner brush, 2″ sponge brush for gesso
  • Spray bottle for water (old hairspray, or body spray bottles are the best)
  • Bucket or can for washing brushes big enough for ‘swishing’
  • Paper towels or cotton “shop towels”
  • Masking tape
  • Drawing pencil
  • Erasers … white plastic
  • Acrylic Paints: HEAVY BODY … Golden or Liquitex, 2 to 4 each of reds, yellows, blues, 1 white, 1black
  • Painting surface(s) – watercolor paper (can be gessoed for use in acrylic painting), canvas boards, plywood panels, Masonite panels, or stretched canvas. You choose your painting substrate(s).
  • Gesso to prepare painting surfaces before you paint.
  • Apron or smock
  • Plastic tablecloths are a must!
  • Your personal photographs to work from

We will use paper for our first painting surfaces and exercise pieces. Please prepare 3 sheets of heavy (140 lb) watercolor, canvas paper or printing paper with one coat of gesso before coming to class. Quarter-sheets of watercolor paper are 11″ X 15″. And, it takes at least an hour for a coat of gesso to dry. After the first exercise pieces, you may use stretched or unstretched canvas, plywood panels, masonite for painting substrates.