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Watercoloring Water: Plein Air

July 29, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm


Living in the Puget Sound offers excellent opportunities to paint at the waterfront – not only peaceful locations to paint, the Sound gives us a challenge: how do we create ripples, reflections, and transparency?

Join Sandy Allnock for a one-day socially-distanced workshop at Alki. Masks are mandatory. Weather permitting and Covid conditions permitting of course – since payment will be brought to the event, it won’t be collected if it rains. This will happen on a Wednesday to avoid the crowds close to a weekend.  


  • Your own selection of watercolors; demonstrations will be done using the instructor’s palette and brushes (see it on the supplies page) but if you have a selection of the following, you’ll be just fine: Your favorite greens, water and sky blues, a paynes grey or bluegrey (or other neutral), and a burnt sienna. And any other favorite colors!
  • Palette (metal is recommended) or butcher tray
  • Brushes: round brushes, 12 or greater size; wide flat brush (1-1/2 or 2″).
  • Watercolor paper: Arches or Saunders Waterford  140lb, cold press or rough. Blocks ok. Recommended: bring a sheet already divided into quarter sheets, mounted on Gator or other board (12″ x 16″ or bigger). Not recommended: student grade paper or sketchbooks.
  • Easel. 
  • Small towel or household sponge, absorbent paper towels, baby wipes
  • Large water container
  • Spray bottle
  • Pencil, soft eraser
  • Don’t forget to pack a lunch!

Register by sending an email using the Contact form – you’ll receive an email back about a week before the paintout.


July 29, 2020
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Alki Beach Park
1702 Alki Ave SW
Seattle, WA 98116 United States
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