Rainy Night and City Lights - Watercolor Cityscape

Learn to paint Night Cityscape with Lights and Reflections with Watercolor
What you'll learn
  • to prepare a photo reference for the painting
  • Apply linear perspective basic rules for Cities
  • Split complicated picture into easy and doable steps
  • Combine basic watercolor techniques for cityscapes
  • Working with color contrasts and combinations
  • An approach for painting night cityscapes
  • To combine basic watercolor techniques
  • different ways to paint lights 
  • how to paint reflections on a wet road
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Course description

The rainy night in the city is all about contrasts : shining lights and dark silhouettes of buildings, graphic lines of architectural elements and soft reflections on the wet streets. This class is about creating such an illuminated atmosphere.

With the teacher's guidance this complex work will be split into doable steps. You’ll see a demonstration of every step and will get the instructions for better process understanding. You also will have time to paint your own picture.

This is a LIVE-COURSE - all participants get access to the recording for 8 Weeks.

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Please prepare a pencil drawing before the class.


Arches: 100% cotton paper, cold pressed, 300 gsm (you can take any other paper with the same characteristics), 38x26 cm

- Rose madder lake, Sennelier 
- Neon pink, White nights
- Helio turquoise, Schmincke
- Indanthrene blue, Sennelier
- Neutral tint, Sennelier
- Paynes Grey, Sennelier
- Naples yellow, White nights
- Titanium white, Gouache, Linel

- Goat flat brush 3 cm or any wide flat natural brush for moistening the paper (optional)
- Round squirrel / squirrel mix / squirrel imitation brush (6-10 mm fits well)
- Small (about 3-6 mm ) round synthetic brush for details  (mixed / imitation / natural will do this job as well)
- Fine synthetic or natural brush about 1mm for tiny details
- 5 mm flat synthetic brush

- Plastic or another WATERPROOF board
- Cup of Water
- Paper Towels
- Masking Tape
- Paper Clips
- Pencil and Eraser
- Ruler

  • Livestream Part 1
    Livestream Part 1
  • Livestream Part 2
    Livestream Part 2
  • Livestream Part 3
    Livestream Part 3
  • Livestream Part 3
    Livestream Part 3
Maria Smirnova
Maria Smirnova
Watercolor artist and tutor
Maria is a passionate watercolorist, author of watercolor courses, video lesson’s creator, participant of different competitions and exhibitions. Her paintings can be found all around the world from the USA to Malaysia.  
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  • Content :
    4 lessons
  • Duration :
    2h 39m
  • Level :
    All levels
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