Workshop Overview

Fall and Winter Aspens in Watercolor

We will first paint colorful fall aspen scenes in watercolor, then aspens in snow. Learn how to use masking to save the whites on tree trunks, work with photographs to create the best composition, and learn different watercolor techniques.

Must have had Jan’s Beginning Watercolor Class or equivalent.

Saturday / November 2nd
9 – 4 PM


  • Review of the palette, paper, paint, brushes.
  • How to plan and lay out your painting using photographs.
  • Color wheel, mixing 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.

Large palette with tube colors (recommended: at least a pure yellow, raw sienna, alizarin crimson, Antwerp blue, sepia, burnt umber, a green, others of choice);  brushes: (recommended minimum: 1 inch flat wash brush, 1/2 inch fine flat or wedge, a fine round); 1 sheet 22 x 30″ #140 Arches w.c. paper

$95.00 per person

Artist Studio / Mancos, Colorado / Email for details & directions
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 many 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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