Watercolor: Painting Water

Learn to paint beautiful seascapes, waves, rivers and lakes with reflections.

Class demos will show techniques and styles for painting landscape/seascapes with water features including using pastels, wax crayons and gouache to create highlights and details.

Each week students will be given an “assignment” or a painting project to do on their own to help reinforce and build their skills.

No of classes in session: 4
Class Dates: August 9, 16, 23, 30
Live classes: 1.25 hr online
Instructor: Roberta K

Recommended Materials List:
  • Medium size watercolor block or pad – Cold Press (Arches – 10×14 or smaller) 140 lb.
  • Soft natural sponge and cellulose kitchen sponge for controlling the amount of water on your brushes
  • #2 or #3 Pencil
  • Kneaded eraser
  • 2 large plastic containers for water – 16 oz. containers
  • Large flat brush – 1 inch or greater (nylon)
  • Round watercolor brushes – Numbers – 8, 10, 12, 14 (Richeson’s Series 9000, Da Vinci and Robert Simmons are all good brushes – good quality & affordable. Brushes usually come in even numbers.)
  • Small stiff bristle brush – you will find these with the acrylic and oil brushes (will be used for scrubbing, lifting and correcting)
  • Watercolor Palette – large plastic palette, with large enough wells to mix pools of paint
  • Paper towels, Tissues (Kleenex, Puffs, etc.)
  • Roll of blue painter’s tape

Watercolor Paint: (Recommend Artist Grade paint which has more pigment but is more expensive; Student Grade paint is less expensive and is also acceptable if price is an issue)

  1. Lemon Yellow
  2. Cadmium Yellow
  3. Cadmium Red Medium
  4. Alizarin Crimson
  5. Cobalt Blue
  6. Cerulean Blue
  7. Ultramarine Blue or Pthalo Blue
  8. Hooker’s Green Deep
  9. Sap Green
  10. Yellow Ochre or Raw sienna
  11. Burnt Sienna
  12. Paynes Gray
  13. Sepia


Aug 09 2022


11:00 am - 12:15 pm



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