Workshop Overview

Southwest Landscapes in Watercolor ~ All Levels

This intensive watercolor class focuses on basic as well as more advanced techniques to build confidence in painting landscapes from photographs rather than on location. Learn what colors can be layered to bring a rich glow and more detail to a watercolor painting. Jan’s technique tends to differ from the more recognizable splashy, suggestive watercolor; however, fun wet-in-wet techniques will be explored.

All Levels

3 Saturdays
April 18, April 25, May 2
10 – 4 PM

$275.00 per person

Course Outline:
Handouts will be given and notes can also be taken for:

  • Class 1: color wheel (what colors make other colors), making forms 3D, graded wash, laying out a landscape
  • Class 2: composition, perspective in landscape – both physical and atmospheric, trees -near and far
  • Class 3: canyon textures, shadows, reflections


watercolor paper – at least 2 sheets 22 x 30″ Arches 140#
(or Arches watercolor paper block at least 8×10 but prefer larger)
brushes (minimum required) – 1 inch flat, 1/4 inch flat or wedge (angled), small round for detail
white palette with wells for paint
tube watercolors (minimum)
burnt umber
burnt sienna
raw sienna
Antwerp blue (or Prussian blue)
Turner yellow (or closest to a pure yellow)
alizarin crimson
purple or violet
green of choice
others of choice
water bowl (quart size)
paper towels
photos of landscapes student desires to paint

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 3 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.

See Jan’s watercolors at Artisans of Mancos, Heart Path House Cortez, and

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Workshop Details
Course ID : Southwest Landscapes in Watercolor
Date : 3 Saturdays starting April 18th
Place : Artist Studio
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Jan Wright
Jan Wright