Workshop Overview


Paint the vibrant fall colors of aspen scenes in watercolor. Learn how to use masking to save the whites on tree trunks. We will review the color wheel for proper mixing, talk about brushes and palette, review the basics of composition, and have fun with wet on wet watercolor technique. Bring photographs of your favorite aspen scenes to paint.

All Levels

Saturday / October 5th
9 – 4 PM

Workshop Outline:

  • 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.

$95.00 per person


  • All Materials Provided

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 5 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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Workshop Details
Course ID : Paint Aspens in Watercolor
Date : October 5th
Place : Artist Studio Mancos
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Jan Wright
Jan Wright
Watercolor Artist