Workshop Overview


Paint fall aspen scenes in watercolor. How to use masking to save the whites on tree trunks. Set up a palette, review of color wheel, talk about brushes. Basic composition. Using photographs. Wet on wet and layering technique.

All Levels / From beginner to experienced painter

Saturday, October 7, 2017
9 – 4 PM


  • All about the palette, paper, paint, and brushes.
  • Composition 101: how to plan and lay out your painting.
  • How to work from pictures, what’s legal and what’s not.
  • Color wheel, Jan’s favorite tube colors, what can be layered vs. making mud!
  • Using masking to preserve whites, as in trunks of aspens
  • How to make trees look 3-D using shadows and textures
  • COLOR! Making vibrant fall colors.
  • Knowing when to QUIT painting! Am I done yet?!?
  • Brief talk of matting and framing.

$75.00 per person
Materials provided

Artist Studio / Mancos, Colorado
At the unique earthen roof home & studio of Jan Wright
13602 Road 33.6, Mancos, CO 81328

Minimum 2 students; Maximum 7 students

Jan Wright / Instructor

About the Artist:
Southwest watercolor artist Jan Wright has lived in the Mancos area for nine years, having exhibited in Artisans of Mancos all that time.

She has produced over 25 one-woman exhibits throughout Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Texas in her 44 years of being an exhibiting artist.

Her paintings are in many national and international personal collections as well as on her website:

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Workshop Details
Course ID : Watercolor Aspens - Wright
Date : Oct 7th
Place : Artist Studio Mancos
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Jan Wright
Jan Wright
Southwest Watercolor Artist