Watercolor Workshop 

'Painting a Landscape'

Understanding the Importance of Design and Composition 

with Artist Irina Smulevitch 

August 20th and 21st  10am - 4pm


The ArtistAngle Gallery 

124 South Carroll St. 

Frederick, Md. 21701


*Information on parking and refreshments will be communicated prior to class beginning








Watercolor Workshop 'Painting a Landscape'


    • Graphite Pencils (2B & 4B)
    • Eraser
    • Pencil Sharpener
    • Watercolor Paper (1/2 Sheet or block appx.) Size 15x by 20x. Recommended 90lb, 140lb, 300lb. ROUGH!!!!
    • Brushes of your choice. Suggest 3 sizes… Prefer No. 12 and No. 14 as well as ¾ inch flat angle brush
    • Water and water containers
    • Spray Bottle – Small with fine mist
    • Artist’s Tape or Masking Tape
    • Drawing Board slightly bigger than your paper
    • Paint Palette
    • Paper Towels
    • Sketch Book

    RECOMMENDED COLORS: Cad Yellow, Yellow Ochre Light, Gold Ochre, Burnt Sienna, Burnt Umber, Van Dyke Brown, Sepia, Indigo, Ultramarine, Cobalt Blue, Cerulean Blue, Cobalt Turquoise, Alizarin Crimson, Cadmium Red, Raw Sienna.

    You can use Holbein, Daniel Smith, or Yarka Watercolors.


  • Composition Rules

    • Rule of Thirds
    • Golden Ratio (Differentiates from the Rule of Thirds by the balance of your artwork).
    • Leading Lines (Use the lines of the structures and natural landscapes; use them in proportion to lead the eye into the picture).
    • Diagonals (The diagonal lines help create movement in your artwork even when your subjects are still).
    • Framing (Use outside structures; which can provide natural frames).
    • Figure to Ground (Contrast between the subject and the background).
    • Fill the Frame (Use pattern of the background to fill in the frame).
    • Center Dominant Eye
    • Patterns and Repetition (Interruption of the pattern; including the unexpected element).
    • Symmetry and Asymmetry
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