The Mountain Landscape in Watercolour with Elaine Hughes (Mar)

March 3, 2019

Sunday, 10 am to 4 pm
Class Full.  Another session has been added on April 7.


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.  A supply list is below.  Bring a photo of a mountain scene that you would like to paint.

Recommended supplies:
Arches 140lb Cold Press watercolour paper; painters tape; a support for whatever size paper you plan to work on; a few brushes of different sizes; paper towels; water container; palette; professional or artist quality paints (10% of supplies at Island Blue and Art World for students of the Coast Collective

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 Quinacridone 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



Mar 03 2019


10:00 am - 4:00 pm




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103-318 Wale Road, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada


Coast Collective Gallery

Coast Collective

103-318 Wale Road
Victoria, BC  V9B 0J8

Wednesday to Sunday 11am to 5pm


Coast Collective

103-318 Wale Road
Victoria, BC  V9B 0J8

Gallery Hours

Wednesday to Sunday 11am to 5pm