Saugeen Kayakers - Watercolour & Pen Workshop
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Saugeen Kayakers - Watercolour & Pen Workshop

Workshops are great for Novice to Intermediate Painters learning New Watercolour Techniques
5.0 (1 rating)
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Created by Bev Morgan
Last updated 11/2016
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  • 3 hours on-demand video
  • 6 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Review basic watercolour techniques and create a beautiful painting of two Kayakers on the Saugeen River
  • 'Can't draw', no problem; you will be shown how to transfer an image unto watercolour paper
  • Learn new techniques to protect the whites of your paper and enjoy pouring watercolours
  • Paint shadows and develop contrast on kayakers and the reflections on the water
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  • Students need to purchase or acquire watercolour supplies such as paints, brushes, and paper. Supply list on Lecture One

Learn how to bring colour, composition and techniques together to create a watercolour work of art! 

As we paint, we will review the basic information of watercolour paper, paints and brushes from previous courses.

This course was especially made for novice students or seasoned artists  to encourage them to try a new techniques such as pouring watercolours and creating shadows. reflections and have fun by 'doing'. For those students 'terrified' to draw, a easy transfer method is explained and special hints using packing tape is provided.

'Saugeen Kayakers' makes an excellent reference for learning how to paint skin tones and shadows..

Students will begin developing their own personal skills for future paintings.

Teacher available for any questions during and after this course. She would love to see your original paintings.

Students will receive 3 hours of video supported with written and verbal step-by-step instructions

At the end of this course, you will have a beautiful, final masterpiece "Saugeen Kayakers" to be proud of! Happy Painting

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is for novice painters or for artists who would like to expand their watercolour techniques
  • Non-painters should take the Beginner courses offered by Bev such as "Birch Trees" and "Northern Lights" prior to this course
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Curriculum For This Course
14 Lectures
Watercolour and Pen Workshop
14 Lectures 02:48:52

Transfer Image and Sketch

In watercolours, I do not use white paint often. You can protect the whites on the paper but either using masking fluid or packing tape. When there is a larger area or uncontrolled pouring of watercolours, packing tape is very useful. Always test your watercolour paper with the packing tape before starting your painting. Apply any watercolour paints on top, dry and remove the tape. If this damages your paper, DO NOT use on your painting. Only use masking fluid.

Saving your Whites (Tape and Masking fluid)

So much fun to see the magic happens, when we pour watercolours onto our wet paper. You never know what the outcome will be!

Pouring Watercolours

Wet on Wet technique is a more controlled technique where you can apply watercolours in certain areas on wet paper. In some parts of our background, we will have playing with the cling wrap.

Wet on Wet

You will be surprsed when you lift the cling wrap. Now you must decide your tree background. Each of us will have to create our trees by negative painting.

Background Trees

After removing the masking fluid and packing tape, you discover quickly that your sketch has slightly lightened or lines have to be corrected. Take time to look at your reference and make adjustments as needed with your Micron pigma pen.

Remove Tape and Masking

By adding shadows at this point, you will start to become familiar with the subject and their highlights.


This lecture explains how to mix watercolours for the kayaker's hands. Again we are concerned with adding the shadows cast.

Flesh colour

Kayaks come in different colours. Let's have fun painting the kayaks with any colour you wish. You do not have to follow the reference  or my choices! Do not forget to add some of this colour to the reflections.


Now its time to paint the life jackets and the kayakers hair. Don't forget about painting their reflections!


Let's have fun painting the water, but remembering that less paint is better to keep reflections!


Nearing to the end of a painting, it is always good practise to look at your painting at a distance. Ask yourself these questions:

  1. Do You need to use your micron pigma pen to add extra details
  2. Does your painting needs more reflective colour in the water? If so add more
  3. Does your kayakers need more darks? If so paint more darks
  4. Do you need to paint darker areas of the water especially at the bottom on the left and right
  5. Do you need more abstract objects in the background forest
Adding the Darks

I am hoping that you enjoyed learning new techniques or reviewing old ones. Summary of the techniques include:

  • Painting with two mediums 'Watercolours' and 'Pen'
  • How to create your own transfer paper
  • How to cover a large arear using packing tape
  • How to create unusual backgrounds, just by pouring watercolours and using cling wrap
  • How to paint the contrast of light and shadows
What did you Learn?
About the Instructor
Bev Morgan
5.0 Average rating
10 Reviews
60 Students
8 Courses
Professional Artist and Teacher

Proud member of the Southampton Art Gallery and School in Canada since 2011. I have enjoyed my two passions 'travel and watercolours' by teaching on art conventions and on two cruise lines. I’ve learned to instill art appreciation to my students and promote creativity. I have proved the ability to maintain a highly motivated classroom and offer individualized support and provide encouragement to ensure that each student succeeds. I am mostly self taught, but enjoy taking workshops with other artists to learn and continuing growing as an artist.