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Watercolour Painting Light, Space, Perspective in The Landscape | Tanya Baily

Course overview

Would you like to improvement your understanding of landscape painting in watercolour? Then this workshop is for you. In this workshop students will learn techniques for giving the illusion of space and distance in your paintings using colour, tone and mark-making.

What to expect

This is a structured class where you will learn through demonstration and practice. Students will compete a landscape painting from images supplied by the teacher.

Students can expect to practice:

  • Colour mixing and palette preparation
  • explore mark making
  • consider how tonal changes affect composision and space
  • Tips for effective composition

Images by Tanya Baily

Is this course right for me?

Students should have at least attended a beginner watercolour workshop


  • 100% cotton watercolour paper, medium grain: most often found brands are Arches, Fabriano. You can buy it in large sheets size 56x76cm at all good art stores. 1 sheet of this size is enough economical way to buy it, you can cut it down to smaller sizes. If you wish to purchase a pad of A3 size, go ahead and do this. It is important to bring this good quality paper to get the most out of the excercises Tanya will be facilitating.
  • Your watercolour paints, brushes and palette*
  • One roll of kitchen roll absorbent paper
  • HB pencil, rubber, sharpener

*Please use quality paints such as Windsor & Newton, Art Spectrum, Daniel Smith, Schmincke cheap paints are a waste of money. A basic colour palette will include a cool and warm of each primary colour:
Lemon Yellow, Warm Yellow, Windsor Red (or cadmium), Alizarin Crimson, Prussian or Pthalo Blue, Ultramarine Blue. If you have other colours, please bring those along.

Maximum of 12 students in all our classes Our class sizes are small, ensuring you receive the individual tuition you need.

Unless otherwise noted, prices exclude art materials. Click here to see a list of local art supply retailers.

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Course testimonials:

  • Finally able to properly layer watercolour due to Tanya's patience and detailed instruction.
  • Tanya generously shares her vast knowledge and experience with the class!