Canadian Landscape. Nova Scotia. Watercolour course. Intermediate. STUDIO. November 2, 2023 @ 10AM EST

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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.

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.

You will study in the fully designed art studio space at Pakenham, Ontario, Canada. There will be a lots of exercise that will help you to become confident in seascape painting. After the class you will get an access to video tutorial of the main subject of the class study.

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 in person during the class.

Once you register and enroll for this course you will get access to the course content, art studio location and driving instructions.

STUDIO package for in-person study with full teacher support

START Thursday November 2, 2023
10 Am to 12 PM

4 ZOOM classes at the art studio in Pakenham, Ontario, Canada


lifetime access to all video tutorials from the package NOVA SCOTIA. BASIC.

The schedule:

Lesson 1

November 2, 2023
10 AM-12 PM EST Montreal


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

Lesson 2

November 9, 2023
10 AM – 12 PM EST Montreal

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

November 16, 2023
10 AM – 12 PM EST Montreal


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

Lesson 4

November 23, 2023
10 AM – 12 PM EST Montreal


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

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

Quinacridone Red, Daniel Smith / Carmine, Daniel Smith

Cobalt Blue, Daniel Smith

Cobalt Turquoise by Schmincke (optional)

Turquoise by M. Graham  (optional)

Lavender, HWC (optional)

Cerulean Blue, Van Gogh  

Ultramarine, Van Gogh

Delph Blue (optional) 

Indigo, Grambacher

Burnt Umber, Daniel Smith

Neutral Tint, Schminske

Payne’s Grey, Van Gogh


White Gouache 


White pen, Gelly Roll, 08, Sakura, Japan


COPIC White Opaque (gives you the best result)


Masking liquid and a small cheap brush (optional)


Sea sponge


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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