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Begin Watercolour with Francis Marte: Canola Field


Thursday, May 23     6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Instructor: Francis Marte

Fee includes artist-quality watercolour paper

Recommended for Beginners!

How many times have you driven by a bright canola field in the sunshine and wondered if you can paint this beautiful scene in watercolour? This is a step-by-step class on how to create a canola field painting in watercolour, while learning about preparing materials for a successful watercolour painting, and exploring different techniques such as wet-on-wet and  dry-brushing. If you are a beginner or want more experience in watercolour painting, this landscape class is for you!

A photo reference will be provided by the instructor.

About the Instructor:  Francis is a professional watercolourist specializing in realistic landscape, cityscape, still life, figurative, and portrait paintings. From an early age Francis has always had a meticulous fascination for images, how the world is represented in the eyes of others, and what makes beautiful scenes and objects eye-catching. Living in Jasper in 2007, then moving to Edmonton in 2010, Francis`s love of both the outdoors and the city has grown tremendously. Francis is a self-taught artist, but he has also had training at the City Arts Centre. His works have been exhibited at the Art Gallery of Alberta, Harcourt House, and the Lotus Gallery among others. Francis was a Featured Artist in The Art of Watercolour, the global leader in watercolour magazines (December 2018) and in Pratique des Arts, peinture, sculpture, gravure (February 2019).

Student comments: “Francis is an excellent artist”  “You are awesome!”  “…very supportive”

 Supplies: Participants receive a 20% discount on these supplies:

  • Brushes: Sable or Gold Sable Round #2 & #12
  • Paint (at least 5oz): Cobalt Blue, New Gamboge Yellow (or another deep yellow), Permanent Red
  • Other supplies: at least 1 (if small) watercolour palette, masking tape, kneadable eraser, syringe, 8B or 9B Graphite pencil, ballpoint pen
  • Suitable painting clothes, notebook

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