Roberta Loflin – Compose Yourself-Composition and Still Life – Watercolor


Weekly on Saturdays

March 23, 2024 - April 13, 2024

9:30 am - 12:00 pm


Studio in the Park

2490 Silverest Ave, Baton Rouge, LA, 70816

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 Rouge.

More Info

Workshop Coordinator

Barbara Andrepont, or 225-773-8020


You will focus on composing your paintings, working with values and lighting. We’ll work from still life “models,” a good practice to hone your skills.

Supply List

If you are unsure about what to purchase, we will discuss supplies and answer any questions at the first class.

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 as they have a big watercolor supply selection and knowledgeable people to help with selecting items.


  • Lemon or Hansa Yellow (cool yellow)
  • *Don’t buy Lemon Yellow (Nickel Titanate)
  • Permanent Rose Quinacridone (cool red)
  • Ultramarine Blue
  • Burnt Sienna
  • Any other colors you may have
  • Aureolin or Gamboge (warm yellow)
  • Cadmium Red or Perm. Red (warm red)
  • Pthalo Blue
  • Black (for value studies only)

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)
  • #2 pencil
  • Spray bottle for water
  • Ruler
  • Drafting or masking tape
  • 11″x14″ pad of drawing paper
  • Board to support watercolor paper
  • Personal photos you would like to work from
  • Kitchen sponge (cello)
  • 1 kneaded and 1 white eraser
  • Paper or cotton towels
  • Scissors
  • Brush holder
  • Plastic Table cover

Sources for purchasing supplies:

Michaels, 9616 Airline Hwy, Baton Rouge

Mo’s Art Supply, 74573 Bennington Ave, Baton Rouge

Cheap Joe’s Art Stuff catalogue (1-800-227-2788)

Any Questions: contact me at: