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  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: 16 Sep 2022
  • Time: 05:00 - 07:00


St Gabriel's Ave, Newcastle upon Tyne NE6 5QN


16 Sep 2022


10:00 - 12:00




This 10 week course looks at a wide range of approaches used by professional watercolour painters to illustrate hills and mountains. Starting with quick, effective approaches beloved by many modern watercolourists, we will then explore traditional methods that can reap highly realistic results.

Jasons love of the mountains was cultivated over several adventure walking trips in Morroco, France, Spain, Slovenia , Poland and of course Scotland. He has spent many years exploring which paint effects and approaches work well when painting mountains in watercolour. On this course he will be sharing his findings with you, concentrating on the techniques that can most quickly improve your mountain painting skills.




This course would suit a painter who has a little experience of watercolour

Day, location and time

Fridays from 10:00 to 12:00 at St Gabriels Church Hall, Heaton, Newcastle upon Tyne


10 weeks – see calendar

Please note the course is over ten weeks starting on the 16th of September and ends on the 2nd of December, but misses two Fridays – The 30th of September and the 28th of October.

Cost – £140

Why does Jason think this course would be of value to you as a painter ?

Painting mountains is a delight in watercolour. You can paint them to look broody and ominous or light and etherial, highly textured or lost in the mist. It can be a playful subject to paint where you can combine a rich array of techniques or keep it simple and sketchy. There is no right or wrong way to paint mountains, but all are fun to explore.

What will you do on the course ?

  • Look at wet-in-wet effects in watercolour that work well to illustrate changing colour and tonality in mountain scenes
  • Explore the value of lost and found edges to illustrate mist and rain.
  • Create a number of samples to try a variety of textural effects to shorthand the look of rock and scree
  • Examine the effects Turner employed to illustrate mountains within his watercolours, that could prove useful
  • Look at ways to structure the mountains to add density and believability to your images
  • Use pen drawing methods used by illustrators to depict mountain terrain
  • Look at the use of figures and props to help set the scale
  • Create your own artwork using some of the ideas explored on the course

What do you need to bring ?

Please bring your usual watercolour painting kit to the first class, plus a misting water spray bottle and a kitchen J-cloth. Please note that you will need to bring a drawing board and water pots as these are not provided at the centre.

You will also need to bring a pen and pencil, eraser and sharpener, some drawing paper and watercolour paper to the first lesson as well as your painting kit.

If you are unable to purchase the course online then please send a cheque for £140

– made payable to; Painting with Skill to:

Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis. To avoid disappointment – book early.

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