Canadian Landscape. Nova Scotia. Watercolour course. Intermediate. ZOOM. October 31, 2023 @ 7 PM 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.

Zoom will be used to host live interactive classes. After the class you will get a private access to carefully edited 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 seascape 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 to the schedule.

Once you register and enroll for this course you will get access to the course content and ZOOM link.

ZOOM package for online study with full teacher support.

START Tuesday October 31, 2023

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

The schedule:

Lesson 1


October 31, 2023
7-9 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

Ocean coast

November 7, 2023
7-9 PM EST Montreal

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

Lesson 3


November 14, 2023
7-9 PM EST Montreal

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

Lesson 4


November 21, 2023
7-9 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

Student’s work gallery is coming soon

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 


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 (optional);


Two large jars for water;


Paper towels and Kleenex;


Hair dryer.

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