Spring Landscape. Watercolour course. BASIC.

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Fresh Air Spring Landscape

This course will take your watercolour paintings to the next level. You will learn about how to represent the different stages and states of Spring water and sky. You will study colour combinations you can use to create the perfect illusion of various atmospheric conditions and temperatures of the air. You will learn how to use the characteristics of watercolour paint and combine them with different mediums.

You will be practising a loose watercolour style of fast pencil free sketching using only your brushes. This style is perfect for fast painting during plain air sessions or for sketch booking, or journaling.

The course “Spring Landscapes” covers the basics of the watercolour technique Ala Prima. You will learn step by step how to work with the intriguing and unpredictable media of Watercolour. You will learn how to feel the “power” of your brushes, how to be brave and more confident with them. You will become familiar with Ala Prima and wet-on-wet watercolour painting techniques. You will understand how to create beautiful and simple landscape sketches using only your brushes, without pencil drawing. There will be many exercises that will help you to become confident in fast landscape sketching.

By the end of this course you will have over ten finished paintings along with many small sketches and exercises.

This course is suitable for all levels of watercolour skill. Although some experience would help you to feel more comfortable.

For your convenience you will find all the references and templates at the first chapter. Please print them or make sure that they will be available at your device(s) for use during your studying process.

BASIC package for self study


5 video lessons
6 hours of detailed video tutorials 
7 practical exercises  
11 paintings 

Lifetime video access for self-studying

What is in the course:

Lesson 1

High Water

In the first class you will do three painting exercises practicing loose watercolour technique using minimalistic colour palette.

Lesson 2

In the Park

In this class you will explore park habitats. You will do sketches of trees, people and birds. You will try to capture the illusion of the Spring atmosphere of fresh breezes and soft sun rays.  

Lesson 3

Perfect Reflection

In this class you will learn how to create the perfect refections on the water surface. You will learn the rules of the refections proportions. You will paint two beautiful scenery of a mirror images on a lake and river bank.

Lesson 4


In this class you will paint beautiful tranquility sceneries in realistic and abstract styles.

Lesson 5

Before the Storm

In this class we are going to play with different types of washes, using wet-on-wet technique. You will be practicing how to use paints with the GRANULATING effect and your imagination to capture the abstract landscape on your paper.

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 small 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;
  • and/or one or two small sheets of Pauls Rubens watercolour paper, 50% cotton, cold press, 300 gm2, size A5;

Watercolour brushes;
- Round # 10-12, # 6 and # 2; Pauls Rubens

-  calligraphy brush (recommended);

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

- Liner brush (Princeton, Artist’s Loft)


Watercolour paint:

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

Paint with granulation effect (optional for the Lesson 5)

Dusk Yellow, Dusk Pink, Dusk Green, Dusk Violet, Graphite (Van Gogh)

Lunar Mars, Lunar Violet, Shadow Violet, Moon Glow (Daniel Smith)

Any self-evolving paints from the ROCKWELL Company.


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;


A Paletter Knife;


Nano mister (recommended) and water spray (optional);


Two large jars for water;


Paper towels and Kleenex;


Hair dryer.

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