“Make Your Watercolor Landscapes Sing”

Instructor: Leslie Berry

This mini workshop is designed to show students how to fully utilize the qualities of the watercolor medium – transparency, fluidity, spontaneity – to create more dynamic and vibrant landscape painting. To achieve this objective, we begin by simplifying and composing the subject, creating a value study, and with a limited palette, planning how and when to use techniques such as wet-into-wet, flat wash, graded wash, brush line and dry brush. Leslie will help each student practice these concepts and techniques on one of their paintings.

Date:  April 10, 2024
Time: 1:00  – 4:00 PM
Location: SRAL Studio
Maximum Number of Students: 12
Student Supply List:

Tube Watercolors

For this workshop we’ll begin with a minimum palette:

  • Cadmium Yellow Pale (or Lemon
  • Cadmium Yellow Medium
  • Cadmium Red Light
  • Alizarin Crimson
  • Ultramarine Blue
  • Prussian Blue (or Phthalo Blue)

(Optional) additional colors for a basic palette include:

  • Cobalt Blue
  • Viridian Green
  • Yellow Ochre
  • Burnt Sienna
  • Burnt Umber
  • Black


No.12, No. 8, No. 6 red sable rounds
¾ inch flat sable, short bristle

Other Supplies

Round “Allman” Palette (white) or a rectangular palette
Large water container and cup
Small natural art sponge – “Aphrodite” is one example.
Shop towels or paper towels.
Soft 2B pencil


Arches 7 x 10” and/or 9 x 12” 140 lb cold pressed watercolor block
Alternatively, you may bring a board with stretched 140 lb. cold-pressed watercolor paper if you prefer.
Multi-media Sketchpad
Reference photo of landscape(s)

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  • Make Your Watercolor Landscapes Sing
     April 10, 2024
     1:00 PM - 4:00 PM