Romantic Sunset on a Lake

Learn to paint realistic water and simple and loose fir trees
What you'll learn
  • paint simple and quick fir trees
  • create warm sunset light in the picture
  • paint realistic calm water of the lake
  • make a fog effect in painting
  • choose a brush for different type of work
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Course description

In this live session you’ll get explanations and exercises that will help you to understand better how to paint realistic water and simple and loose fir trees.

Then you’ll see a step by step demo of painting sunset on the lake from a pencil drawing to final details. You also will have time to paint your own picture. 

This is a recording of a Live-Course.

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The course is interesting for beginners as well as for advanced artists who want to improve their technique more and more.

No special drawing skills are required.


Arches 300 gsm, cold pressed 100% cotton 25x25cm
same paper  for exercises and color tests

- Flat goat brush 3cm
- Squirrel mix brush 10mm
- Flat squirrel brush 16mm
- Natural or mixed brushes numbers 2-6 for details

- Aureolin
- Naples yellow
- Orange Sennelier (PO73)
- Indanthrene blue
- Payne’s grey

- Waterproof tablet (important!)
- Pencil and eraser
- Paper towels
- Paper adhesive tape
- Paper clips 2-3 cm size (optional)
- Water spray (optional)
- Plastic or ceramic palette
- Water

  • Livestream. Part 1
    Livestream. Part 1
  • Livestream. Part 2
    Livestream. Part 2
  • 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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    3 lessons
  • Duration :
    2h 30m
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