My Flowers. Watercolour course. STUDIO PLUS INTERMEDIATE. April 30, 2024 @ 10AM EST

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Are you familiar with watercolour? Do you want to bring your skill level to the next level. This in-person course “My Flowers” for those who loves flowers and willing to learn a few new tricks.

The course takes place at Ottawa Valley Art Studio, based in Ontario, Canada. Located 5 minutes drive from Arnprior Canadian Tire and Pakenham Public Library, 15 min from Burnstown, 25-30 min from Kanata (Ottawa), Renfrew and Calabogie.

Art studio is fully equipped. Space is limited to 6 students. Minimum 3 students are required to run the course.

Upgrade your skill level and widen your artistic horizon!

The 6 weeks in-studio “My Flower” course covers the following watercolour techniques and secrets: a few technical secrets and how to use masking liquid and why; how to make a value illusion and absolutely realistic painting; how to join or separate the background and flowers. You will get comfortable with the colour chaos and how to use it to create a beautiful background.

In this course you will learn to create multilayered spaces using negative wash and multi-layered wash techniques. You will learn how to use your own photo references to create very detailed paintings.

You will finish at least five large paintings plus practical exercises.

Package STUDIO PLUS INTERMEDIATE for in-person studying with full teacher support

Duration: 6 weeks
Start Tuesday April 30, 2024

Time: 10 AM - 12 PM EST

6 in-person 2 hour classes with full teaches support
in-person homework review
5+ technical exercises
5+ final paintings



6 video lessons 
32 videos
9+ hours of video tutorials
5+ practical exercises
5 final paintings

Buy now and pay it in 4 interest-free instalments over 6 weeks

The list of the lessons

Lesson 1

April 30, 2024 @ 10 AM -12PM EST

Types of watercolour paining. Special effects.

In the first lesson you will play with different conditions of paper and watercolour paint to discover four combinations of their mixes.

You will experimenting with special effects using some ingredients from your kitchen pantry. You will learn how to apply masking liquid.

Lesson 2

May 7, 2024 @ 10 AM to 12 PM EST


In this lesson you will be experimenting with masking liquid effects.

The masking liquid is a very helpful “gadget” that you can use to make your painting process easier and faster.

Lesson 3

May 14, 2024 @ 10 AM to 12 PM EST

Negative space. Multilayered wash. Wild Rose.

In this lesson you will study the negative space and you will practice multilayered washes.

You will experiment with different colour combinations to set up the mood, temperature and atmosphere in your paintings.

Lesson 4

May 21, 2024 @ 10AM -12 PM EST

Alternative wash. Orchid.

In this lesson you will have fun by blowing and spraying coloured puddles to create background splash effects.

Lesson 5

May 28, 2024 @ 10 AM – 12 PM EST

Flower portrait. Pansy.

In this lesson you will paint a portrait of a Pansy. You will work in Ala Prima to create the most realistic look of the petals.

You will use the “wet-on-wet” technique to create an unfocused effect of the background.

Lesson 6

June 4, 2024 @ 10 AM – 12 PM

Flower Portrait. Rose.

In the final lesson of this course you will create the portrait of a gorgeous rose Violet’s Pride from the Downton Abbey Collection.

Materials you will need for this course

Get inspired by student’s work!

Watercolour paper, 100% cotton preferable (The Bee Paper Company, Strathmore 500 series, Paul Rubens 50% cotton) 4 small sheets and 4 big sheets (minimum + sheets for extra practising)

Drawing paper, any quality

Printer paper for  printing the templates



Mop brush, size 6-8, D10-15 mm (Paul Rubens mop brush, squirrel hair)

Calligraphy brush, 5-8 mm (Calligraphy brush, 5 mm, wolf hair)

Flat synthetic brush, 3/4”  (Escoda)

Detail brush, 2mm (optional) (Escoda)


Watercolour paint, preferable in tubes:

Light Yellow (Lemon Yellow,Daniel Smith)

Yellow (Cadmium Yellow, Daniel Smith) 

Orange (Transparent Orange, Schminske)

Red (Quinacridone red, Daniel Smith) 

Dark red (Permanent Alizarin Crimson, Daniel Smith) 

Dark Pink (Rose Madder,Daniel Smith) 

Bright Pink (Opera Rose, Daniel Smith) )

Rose (Quinacridone rose,Daniel Smith)

Blue Violet (Ultramarin Violet,Daniel Smith) 

Violet (Mineral Violet,Daniel Smith)

Purple (Magenta,Daniel Smith)

Blue (French Ultramarine, Daniel Smith) 

Black Blue (Indigo, Holbein)

Dark red (Indian red, Daniel Smith) 

Rusty (burnt Sienna, Daniel Smith) 

Dark Grey (Payne's Grey, Van Gogh)

Bright Green (Gold Green, Daniel Smith) 

Dark Green (Undersea Green, Daniel Smith) 

Turquoise (Turquoise, M. Graham)

Light Blue (Cerulean Blue, Van Gogh)

Pencils any quality, 3H and HB

Eraser, kneading one is preferable

Watercolour board  (Any sturdy card stock)

Artistic tape  (Any white or beige)

Hair dryer

Two jars with water

Paper towels

Sea sponge

Masking liquid (Incredible White Mask, Geofix)

Salt, Vinegar, Citric acid, rubbing alcohol and glycerine.

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