Intermediate Watercolor March 2024 – Session 6

Thursday May 2nd 2024 – 1pm-3pm EST

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The final session will be a full size version of the Venice scene studies we did last week. Even though we did a lot of work working out values and colors last week there will still be a lot to do working through problems in a bigger version. Such a great scene though it’s worth it.

I will record the drawing ahead of time and send out a link to it (it will also be on the youtube playlist too). Please do the drawing ahead of time please go ahead. I know that often people want to take time over this and it gives us more time in class for painting.

(All session materials are linked off the main page)


  • Student paper for mixing color swatches
  • 100% cotton paper for the full painting (I’ll be using 14″x8.5″)
  • Value scale (See the Useful Tools page)
  • Pencil/Paint/Palette/Water/Paper towels/masking tape
  • Brushes: A larger brush for the early loose washes. Smaller brushes for the details.
  • Colors: Cobalt blue, Ultramarine, Burnt sienna, Vermillion/napthol/cad red (orangey red), Permanent rose (pinkish red), Cad lemon/hansa yellow (greenish yellow), yellow ochre, black.
  • Some Dr Ph Martin’s bleed proof white (or white gouache) for finishing details.

I will be using the new ChromaMagic app for mixing. Definitely not necessary for the class and the free version is always available. The app does have a nifty new feature for showing swatches that you can mix from though which will be handy in class.

Reference Photo (click to enlarge and right click to download)

Reference Photo with grid

Venice Canal Scene with grid

My final 3 studies from session 5

Drawing Video:

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Class Video:

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