How To Create The Robust Watercolour Painting with Elaine Hughes (Sept)

Sept 5, 12, 19 (3 sessions)

Wednesdays 11:00 – 2pm
Please register by August 31, 2018


Instructor: Elaine Hughes

In this class we will explore ways to make your watercolour paintings bolder, brighter, and more powerful.  The sessions will focus: first  on materials, second, on how to create strong value contrasts in your work, and finally, how to use colour intensity to your advantage.  Bring a finished or mostly completed example of your own work that you feel is too timid, dull or muddy, as well as reference material that you worked from, and your usual paints and papers.

Through classroom exercises, demos, critiques and working through new versions of your subject, you will learn how to bring more vibrancy to your work.

This course is designed for people who have already have some experience with watercolour painting.

Supply list:

Recommended Supplies:

  • 2 sheets of Arches or Winsor & Newton 140lb Cold Press Watercolour paper (one divided into quarter sheets)
  • masking tape
  • supports for whatever size paper you plan to work on (eg. two half sheets, or four quarter sheets)
  • a few brushes of different sizes
  • paper towels
  • water container
  • palette
  • Paints. Bring what you have, as we will go through them in the first class. Colours I recommend are listed below but if you purchase any before class please buy only tubes of Professional or Artist quality paints, keep your receipts and don’t open them until we have done our materials review.
  • Winsor Lemon
  • Cadmium Yellow Lt or Quinacridone Gold
  • Cadmium Rd Lt
  • Permanent Rose or Permanent Alizarin
  • Cerulean Blue or Pthalo Blue (Winsor Blue – Green shade)
  • Ultramarine Blue
  • Indian Red
  • Burnt Sienna or QOR Quinacridone Gold Deep or Daniel Smith Quinacridone Burnt Orange
  • Pthalo Green
  • Sap Green
  • Naples Yellow Deep
    If you already have a selection, please bring what you have to class.

Learn more about Elaine Hughes

Workshop entrance on Wale Rd
Parking beneath building



Sep 05 2018


11:00 am - 2:00 pm




103-318 Wale Road, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
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Coast Collective Mailing Address

132-328 Wale Rd
Victoria, BC  V9B 0J8

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