Loosen Up! Watercolor Painting

“One Evening Workshop” – Tuesday, August 17, 2021

6 to 8:30 pm Eastern Time

 Use Flowing Washes For Looseness and Control

Class Info

This One Evening Workshop is all about loosening up your painting.  We’ll work with bright color and wet washes, letting the medium do it’s thing.

Loose and fluid mingling of color right on the  paper is a unique and beautiful quality of watercolor.  This workshop will show how to use it with confidence and control.  


Before class, watch and practice the techniques in the three tutorials listed below. These will help you get a good start.

Wet-In-Wet Technique

Dry-In-Wet Technique

For Class 

In class, we’ll warm up with a quick evening landscape scene and then work on our impressionistic street scene. do two painting projects. Download the drawing layout (below) and copy onto watercolor paper.

Loosen Up! – Impressionistic Street Scene Layout

We’ll be trying to create a strong value composition in our finished painting using the Value Composition Sketch below.

Loosen Up! – Impressionistic Street Scene Value Sketch


Here’s what you’ll need for this workshop:

Brushes: We’ll be using mostly flat brushes. Have a 1″ or 3/4″ wide flat as well as a 1/2″ or 1/4″ flat.  A small round brush will be helpful for the finishing touches.

Paper: The best choice for Watercolor Paper, and especially for these techniques is Arches 140lb Cold Press.  It will help you manage the fluid washed we’ll be working with.

Paint: Permanent Alizarin Crimson, Cadmium Red, Cadmium Yellow, Ultramarine Blue, Cobalt Blue

Class Conducted On ZOOM

The online class is conducted via ZOOM videoconference service.  The ZOOM link will be sent to you by email once registered.

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Class Instructor : Tony Conner


One Evening Workshop Info

One Evening Workshops are set up to focus on a particular aspect of watercolor painting. Whether a particular technique, subject or element, the workshop will provide lots of information, a step-by-step approach, and constructive feedback from your instructor.

More info about our Online Classes, included sample portions of a Class Recording and a Weekly Critique can be found HERE.