Canadian Landscape. Alberta. Watercolour course. Intermediate. ZOOM. November 1, 2021 @ 10AM EST.

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Explore the Canadian landscapes of Newfoundland and Labrador, Alberta and Ontario in this set of mini-courses. Extend your watercolour skills while painting the fauna, coasts and seascapes of Newfoundland, the mountains, lakes and parks of Alberta and the Winter fairyland of Ontario.

Upgrade your skill level and widen up your artistic horizon!

Alberta is the second mini-course of the Canadian landscape set of courses. You will travel through well known national parks Jasper and Banff.

ZOOM package for online study with full teacher support.

START Monday November 1 2021

4 ZOOM classes with private access to class video recordings;
4 homework reviews (text or video) 
4 paintings;
4+ practical exercises.  

Video access: 
4 weeks with teacher support 
Lifetime for self-studying

What this course gives you?

You will practice to paint mountains, trees, forest lines and water surface reflection. You will experimenting with colour palette to create the illusion of depth of crystal clear turquoise lakes. You will finish at least four large paintings plus practical exercises.

What is in the course?

This course contains four lessons. You will continue to learn the theory of atmospheric perspective and use this knowledge in practice. You will paint four landscape scenes, where you will experiment with different techniques of creating the illusion of water reflection. You will learn the how and why the tonal and colour composition depending on the time of day and the intensity of the sun light. Optionally you will learn how to emphasize reflection by adding decorative elements to your painting.

Zoom will be used to host live interactive classes. After the class you will get a private access to Zoom class recordings. The online study process will be simple, stress free and understandable for every student. There will be a lots of exercise that will help you to become confident in landscape painting.

You will get access to all support materials previous of the first day of the course. Please print them or make sure that they will be available at your device(s) for use during the class.
The homework reviews will be provided weekly according the schedule.

The schedule:

ZOOM class 1.
Jasper. Paradise.

November 1, 2021
10AM to 12PM EST Montreal
Homework by November 7, 2021.
Review by November 10, 2021.


ZOOM class 2.
Banff. Morning light glow.

November 8, 2021
10AM to 12PM EST Montreal
Homework by November 14, 2021.
Review by November 17, 2021.


ZOOM class 3.
Banff. Moraine Lake.

November 15, 2021
10AM to 12PM EST Montreal
Homework by November 21, 2021.
Review by November 24, 2021.


ZOOM class 4 .
Jasper. Golden Sunset.

November 22, 2021
10AM to 12PM EST Montreal
Homework by November 28, 2021.
Review by December 1, 2021.


Materials that I am going to use during the course;

This list is only for your information, there is no need to get exactly what I am using:

Drawing paper, any type, a few sheets per class;


Watercolour paper, per class:

  • one or two sheets of watercolour paper,  100% cotton, 300 gm2;
  • And /or One or two sheets of Arches watercolour paper, 100% cotton, cold press or rough, 300 gm2, size A4 or bigger; 

Watercolour brushes;
- Round # 10-12, # 6 and # 2; Escoda  or Dainayw;

-  calligraphy brush (recommended);

- flat synthetic brushes: 3/4 and 11/2 or larger (Grumbacher, Santa Fe Art Supply, Connoisseur ) 

- Liner brush (Princeton, Artist’s Loft)


Watercolour paint:

IMPORTANT; Paint in tubes gives you the best results.

This is the list what I am going to use during this course:

Lemon yellow (optional) or any light yellow, Daniel Smith

Yellow Ochre, Daniel Smith

Buff Titanium (optional), Daniel Smith; or you can mix Ochre and Neutral Tint

Quinacridone Gold or Quinacridone Rust or Burnt Sienna, Daniel Smith

Opera Pink by Daniel Smith or Rose by  Van Gogh (only for the last class)

Mineral Violet, Daniel Smith

Cobalt Blue, Daniel Smith

Turquoise by M. Graham or Cobalt Turquoise or Cobalt Green Turquoise, Schmincke

Cerulean Blue, Van Gogh  

Turquoise Glacier , Schminske (optional)

Ultramarine, Van Gogh

Indigo, Grambacher

Olive Green, Van Gogh

Undersea green, Daniel Smith or you can mix Olive Green and Indigo 

Yellow Dusk, Van Gogh (optional)

Burnt Umber, Daniel Smith

Neutral Tint, Schminske

Payne’s Grey, Van Gogh


White Gouache (optional)


White pen, Gelly Roll, 08, Sakura, Japan


COPIC White Opaque (gives you the best result)



Artistic tape;


Sea sponge;


Watercolour board (the board which you will tape your watercolour paper to) and plexiglass board (any plastic board that the wet paper will stick to); You can use any smooth surface board big enough to place your paper on it; glass, mirror, flat baking sheet;


Watercolour palette with a large surface for mixing pigments.  Alternatively, you can use a white ceramic plate;


A Pencil 3H and 2B and Eraser;


Nano mister (recommended) and water spray;


Two large jars for water;


Paper towels and Kleenex;


Hair dryer.


Additional materials for Lesson 4 (Optional).

Waterbase sealer Mod Podge;

Metalic Foil (Metalic leaf) - gold colour;

small brush (any quality).



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