Online Course | Watercolor Landscape Foundation

Watercolor Landscape Foundation ROBERTO OSTI DRAWING NEW RENAISSANCE ATELIER (2) (1)
June 2nd, 2021 - June 30th, 2021
Wed for 5 weeks from 3:00 to 6.00 pm

230 US$

Throughout the duration of this 5-week course, the students will practice a variety of watercolor techniques, study color theory with specific exercises, practice with different types of paper and other materials, learn how to properly mount a sheet of watercolor of paper on a rigid support to avoid buckling, practice washes, glazes, blending colors, gradations, textures, proper dilution of the paint, wet on wet, wet on dry techniques, dry brush and more. All these techniques will be used to practice rendering trees, grass, sky, water, mountains and all possible subjects that can be encountered in landscape painting.

These techniques will be employed to create a variety of watercolor landscape paintings from photographic reference or Master Watercolorists’ works.

The students will have access to the recorded Zoom sessions for the duration of the course and two months after the end of the course. This feature is particularly useful in case of a missed class or to watch the class again and further practice the material discussed.

Open to all skill levels.


Paint: Watercolor paint in tubes or pans. You can use any watercolor paint you have, but these are the recommended colors: yellow lemon or cadmium yellow light-pale, cadmium yellow medium, cadmium red medium, alizarine chrimson, cobalt blue or cerulean blue, ultramarine blue, yellow ochre, raw sienna, burnt sienna, black. Blue gray by Old Holland or Lavender by Holbein can also be very useful colors to create sense of atmospheric distance or a gray-cloudy sky.

Brushes: #2, #8 and #14 round synthetic brushes, these brushes are cheap and versatile. If you can afford a Kolinsky sable brush you should buy a #8 round. The best brand is Winsor and Newton but it is very expensive. Raphael or Eskoda make very good quality Kolinsky sable brushes for much less. You also will need a 1” ½ or 2” flat synthetic or natural hair brush for washes.

Paper: a pad of 11”by 14” cold press watercolor paper by Arches, Fabriano or Winsor and Newton. You can also use any paper you like or you already have such as hot press, rag or hand made.

Other: Finally, you will need a mixing palette, water containers, pencils, kneaded erasers, and paper towels.