Art in the Valley

Art in the Valley

205A East Main Street
Front Royal, VA 22630

Armand is teaching Workshops at Art in the Valley



Traditional Oil Paintings









Visit Front Royal in the Shenandoah Valley

Materials List Watercolors


  • Reference Material: Bring small sketches or photographs you have shot yourself. Please do not bring photos that were shot by someone else.
  • Paint: Professional grade paints in small tubes. Titanium White, Lemon Yellow, Cadmium Yellow Medium, Cadmium Red Light, Alizarin Crimson, Cobalt Blue, Ultramarine Blue, Viridian
  • Paper: Watercolor paper at least 140 lb / 300 gsm (or higher) single sheets, pads or blocks.  No smaller than 9″x 12″; no larger than 18″x 24″. I use Arches, Fabriano or Winsor Newton cold press paper in blocks
  • Brushes:
  • I have switched to animal-friendly synthetic brushes for all my painting needs. Bring a maximum of 2 each. 
    Princeton Neptune Synthetic Brushes from Dick Blick and other sources:
    ~ 1 ½ inch Mottler
    ~ Size 8 Quill
    ~ 1 inch Oval Wash
    ~ Rounds sizes 2, 4, 6
  • Miscellaneous: Masking Fluid, Soft Eraser, Pencil, Watercolor Palette, 2 plastic jars or small buckets (not glass) for thinning paint /cleaning brushes, Board, Gum Paper Tape to attach single sheets of paper to the board (if you buy a block you won’t need this), Paper Towels, Spray Bottle, pub-5371861352777231, DIRECT, f08c47fec0942fa0