Canadian Landscape. Nova Scotia. Watercolour course. Intermediate. BASIC.

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Continue exploring the Canadian landscape in a new set of mini-courses. This time we will travel from East to West painting the Atlantic ocean coast of Nova Scotia, breathtaking views of Quebec, fantastic skies of Saskatchewan, and the beauty of the British Columbia coast.

Upgrade your skill level and widen up your artistic horizon!

Nova Scotia is the fourth mini-course of the Canadian landscape set of courses. This mini course takes you to one of Canada’s Maritime provinces – Nova Scotia. The province is almost entirely surrounded by water and boasts over 13,000 km of coastline, thousands of lakes, lush valleys, whales and the world’s highest tides.

BASIC package for self study

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4 video lessons
6+ hours of detailed video tutorials 
4 paintings
4 practical exercises  

Lifetime video access for self-studying

What this course gives you?

In this course you will improve your skills in painting seascapes, coast lines, surf and sand. You will experiment with the colour palette to create waves, wet send, birds and reflections.

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 seascape scenes, where you will experiment with different watercolour techniques.

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 seascape painting.

The lesson’s list

Lesson 1

Seagull

In this lesson you will learn about materials and tools. You will practice creating different types of sketches of water birds.

Lesson 2

Ocean Coast

In this lesson you will practice creating a beautiful seascape. You will learn how to create wet send and sea foam.

Lesson 3

Fisherman

OVAS CL NS L3 Fisherman WC

In this lesson you will practicing creating depth and value in water reflection and haze.

Lesson 4

Boathouse

In this lesson you will practicing creating light and air in the seascape painting as well as reflections and moving water.

Flexible payment plan

Student’s work

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

Cadmium 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

Transparent Orange, Schmincke

Indian Red, HWC (optional)

Quinacridone Red, Daniel Smith / Carmine, Daniel Smith

Permanent Alizarin Crimson, Daniel Smith

Cobalt Blue, Daniel Smith

Turquoise by M. Graham  (optional)

Lavender, HWC (optional)

Cerulean Blue, Van Gogh  

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 

And/or

White pen, Gelly Roll, 08, Sakura, Japan

And/or

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 (optional);

 

Two large jars for water;

 

Paper towels and Kleenex;

 

Hair dryer.

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