(LIVE ONLINE) Watercolor Landscapes

Levels: All levels

Offered: 5 Mondays, August 2-30. Additional weekly critique hour sessions TBD, 10am-12pm

Instructor: Cynthia Armstrong


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This skill builder course is open to painters of all experience levels looking to better familiarize or advance their application of landscape views with watercolors. Participants will have the opportunity to build on their drawing skills, develop composition planning, and learn principles for simplifying and editing the landscape. Working with fluid color and expressive brushstrokes students will create landscape paintings full of life and energy.

Coverered in the course:

  • Working with reference photos to compose a landscape painting
  • Editing using values as your guide
  • Color theory for vibrant colors
  • Using a variety of painting techniques build a painting
  • Demonstrations for repertoire of landscape elements


Materials List:


Brushes: Use your favorite watercolor brushes, we can work with what you have. If you are new to watercolor, a decent selection that includes the following would be helpful: 1 inch flat, 1⁄2 inch flat, #12 round, #8 round, #6 round. Good quality synthetic brushes are fine. For smaller brushes, make sure they have a good sharp point.

Palette: For studio work: 12 x 16inch plastic watercolor palette with a cover is highly suggested. Can be found at most art supply stores, as well as online.

Arches 140# paper, Cold Pressed, either full sheets (cut in half) or blocks (10 x 14 inch maximum). Mounting board for individual sheets.

Artists tape Masking fluid

Paints: (tube paints) Ultramarine Blue Cerulean Blue Cobalt Blue Quinacridone Gold

I’ll introduce other colors during the class; to tempt you.

Two water containers – recycled yogurt containers work well Paper towels