Fall Landscape Watercolor Series

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New Watercolor Series: Creative Fall Landscape Paintings with Phyllis Gubins

Learn how to create vibrant, expressive landscapes and strategies for using the spontaneity of watercolor to create unique paintings with impact.  Each week we will explore different landscape essentials and the skills learned will build upon one another.

Next Series Begins Tuesday August 22nd for 6 weeks 5:30 to 8:30 PM

Sign up for all 6 classes for only $240, with all needed supplies $330
Individual classes $49 each, $64 with supplies


Week 1: Birch Trees in the Fall

Tuesday, August 22nd 5:30-8:30pm

We will look at various ways to use special effects to enhance your scene and when to exaggerate color and when to subdue values as we create this colorful landscape.



Week 2: A Dramatic Vista with the Illusion of Distance & Atmospheric Perspective
Tuesday, August 29th 5:30-8:30pm

We will use several unique processes to create this vast mountain range on a hazy day with a silhouette of trees in the foreground and a dramatic sky. Everything works together to capture a subtle feeling of peacefulness.



Week 3: Capturing Light in a Forest with Textured Overlays of Rice Papers

Tuesday, September 5th 5:30-8:30pm

Creating a strong focus area with sun-rays of light, shade and shadows will be the first step and then we will add texture and impact with exotic rice papers.



Week 4: Autumn Leaves

Tuesday, September 12th 5:30-8:30pm

Experience the fun of using watercolors to create the beauty of the colors of fall foliage.  We’ll create a layer of textured and colorful leaves on the forest floor, while using a variety of techniques and when finished you will have a colorful and inspiring painting. 



Week 5: Painting Trees Through the Seasons

Tuesday, September 19th 5:30-8:30pm

Capture all the color and beauty of trees as they appear in all the 4 seasons.  Paint the look of winter light as you paint trees enveloped in snow. Warm up from winter by painting a picture of spring with realistic leaves and beautiful blossoms. Move on to summer with steps for painting big, leafy green trees. Then, capture the magic of changing leaves as you learn how to paint autumn.



Week 6: Iconic Ventura Two Trees Scene with Fields of Flowers

Tuesday, September 26th 5:30-8:30pm

You can paint your own keepsake of our local Two Trees and there will be several seasonal versions for you to choose.  The sky can be a sunset, stormy or filled with fluffy clouds and the fields can be brilliant flowers or multi-colored vegetable fields.