The Mountain Landscape in Watercolour with Elaine Hughes (Feb)

February 2, 2020

Sunday  10:00 am – 4:oo pm
Please register by January 26, 2020



Instructor: Elaine Hughes

In this course we will learn the essentials of creating a successful post-impressionist mountain painting using watercolours. We will discuss: sky and cloud formations, sculpting the peaks, the use of the white of the paper to create snow, the importance of cast shadows, atmospheric perspective, creating interest in the midground, and foreground options. Both wet on wet and direct painting with transparent and semitransparent watercolours will be demonstrated, as well as negative painting techniques.

Some previous drawing and painting experience is highly recommended. Bring a photo of a mountain scene that you would like to paint.


Recommended supplies:

-Arches 140lb Cold Press watercolour paper,
-painter’s tape
-a support for whatever size paper you plan to work on,
-a few brushes of different sizes,
-paper towels,
-water container,
-professional or artist quality paints. (10% off supplies at Island Blue and Art World for students of the CC.)

Recommended colours: Cadmium Yellow Lt, Cadmium Red Lt, Alizarin Crimson or Permanent Alizarin, Pthalo Blue (Winsor Blue – Green Shade), Ultramarine Blue, and Burnt Sienna.  Other useful colours: Pthalo Green, Sap Green, Indian Red, QOR Qunacridone Gold Deep or Daniel Smith Quinacridone Burnt Orange, and Naples Yellow Deep.

Bring your own reference photos if you have a particular mountain scene you would like to tackle (the instructor will also have some photos available). If you have an old hair dryer bring that along too.

Learn more about Elaine Hughes

Workshop entrance on Wale Rd
Parking beneath building












Feb 02 2020


10:00 am - 4:00 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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