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Watercolour Ocean Sunset


Wednesday, October 16, 6:00 - 9:00 PM

Instructor: Francis Marte

Recommended for Beginners!

Who doesn’t love seeing a sunset by the ocean? Have you always wanted to learn how to paint such a beautiful scene in watercolour? The instructor will demo how to use a pouring technique to paint the skies, with minimal use of brush strokes. This is a cool way of painting using watercolours, and will introduce you to ‘watercolour speed painting.’

In this step-by-step class you will also learn to determine the crucial time to use the wet-on-wet technique, the salt technique, as well as layering, masking, taping, and dry brushing. That’s a lot of techniques you will learn in one class! After this class you will be more confident in painting future dramatic scenes using these techniques.

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. Francis loves both the outdoors and city life. Francis is mostly a self-taught artist, whose works have been shown at the Art Gallery of Alberta, Harcourt House, and the Lotus Gallery among others. He was a Featured Artist in The Art of Watercolour (December 2018) and in Pratique des Arts, peinture, sculpture, gravure (February 2019).

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

  • Watercolour brushes: 1  Round #12 plus 1  Flat 1” (student grade is acceptable)
  • Paint (5ml): Quinacridone Gold, Quinacridone Rose or Quinacridone Red, Raw Umber, Cobalt Blue
  • Paper: 1 sheet Arches 300lb Rough (22x30”), cut or torn into quarters (11x15”)
  • Other supplies: at least 1 watercolour palette with deep wells, syringe, masking tape, plus 1 roll toilet paper
  • Instructor supplies: spray bottle, Magic Eraser
  • Suitable painting clothes, hand-/tea-towel, note-/sketchbook, snack, drink

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