Artistic Techniques for Watercolor Birds with Bev Boren

Rockwall Art League presents

Artistic Techniques for Watercolor Birds with Bev Boren

February 23, 2024, from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

$100.00/per student – everyone is welcome

Harry Meyers Community Center 


Join us for a wonderful watercolor workshop with the talented Bev Boren. She is a signature member of the Outdoor Painters Society and the Southwestern Watercolor Society.  She is also a member of the Oil Painters of America, American Impressionist Society, and American Watercolor Society. 


BRUSHES: For this class you will need only a few basic brushes. Synthetic brushes are less expensive and will work just fine for our projects and exercises. Suggest a large round (16) and a small round or rigger for making fine lines.

A PALETTE with plenty of mixing areas

PAINT: Tube colors are strongly recommended. For the sake of expense, we will work with a minimum of colors. You certainly can purchase all the colors you want but the following will be all you actually need for this class.

Reds: Alizarin Crimson and Cadmium Red, Burnt Sienna

Blues: Ultramarine, Peacock Blue, Cobalt

Yellows: Yellow Ochre, Lemon Yellow, or Cad Yellow

Browns: Burnt Umber

Small tube of White Gouache or Titanium White WC

Optional Colors: Permanent Rose, Sap Green, Quinacridone Gold and Turquoise, Sepia, Neutral Tint

PAPER: I suggest 140 Lb. Cold Press watercolor paper. Full sheets 22”x30”which we will tear into 1/2 and 1/4 sections for most of our projects. You will also need a small SKETCH PAD

ADDITIONAL SUPPLIES: The following are things you probably have around the house but are important tools in the painting process:

Water resistant board

Water container

Sponge or paper towels, pencil, masking tape, spray bottle, kneaded eraser, Fine Line Marker (optional)

Please bring photographs or other images for subject matter. I will bring many photos that you are welcome to use.

Note: this is just a suggested list. You can bring your normal palette of colors or just a warm and cool of each color (red, yellow, and blue)

You can register online at 

To see more about Bev Boren, check her website out at