August 2015
Ann Kristin Lindsay

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Watercolor Landscape

The Spirit of Adventure

August 09, 2015 – August 14, 2015
Rhinebeck, NY
Ann Kristin Lindsay
SM15-3805-990Ann Kristin Lindsay,

Our yearning to connect with the world and express its beauty is natural and vital. Painting watercolor landscapes offers us a way to experience that connection. By focusing on the creative process as an adventure in playful exploration, rather than focusing on a final product that has to be perfect, we transform our trepidation into excitement. We become free to enjoy the journey and marvel at the beautiful things that happen along the way.

Award-winning artist Ann Kristin Lindsay, author of Watercolor: A New Beginning, helps students of all experience levels who want to feel bolder, more adventurous, and more capable painting in watercolor. As we become comfortable with the unknowns of the creative process, we gain confidence that serves us in all aspects of life.

Through a series of sequential painting adventures, we explore many facets of watercolor painting, including working with negative space, skies, water, and reflections—all the while experiencing the deeply satisfying, soulful pleasures of watercolor landscape painting.

When we enjoy the process of painting without frustration, fear, or the judgments of our inner critic, the act of painting becomes a meditation and a prayer of gratitude, reminding us, once again, it’s about the journey.

More Information

If you have painted before, and have comparable materials, bring what you have. I will have Academy Paints ($5/tube), Arches paper ($7.50/sheet), folding palettes and other supplies for sale at the workshop.

WATERCOLORS:5 tubes good quality watercolors

  • Permanent Rose, Red Rose Deep or Thalo Red
  • Any Light Yellow (except Naples Yellow)
  • Ultramarine Blue and Thalo Blue (or Winsor Blue Green shade)
  • Burnt Sienna
  • Quinacridone Gold (Winsor Newton or Daniel Smith) DS will be available at the workshop.

Note: Grumbacher Academy and Van Gogh are good quality student grade watercolors that are widely available. Cotman are not recommended. All “professional” and “artist” grade paints are very good. They can all be used together.


  • 140# Cold-Pressed 100% rag watercolor paper. Arches Recommended
  • 1 full sheet (22” x 30”) cut or torn into quarters or Arches 9 x 12” pad

Note: If you have painted before and have good quality watercolor that is painted on one side but you don’t want to keep what’s on it, this is a good time to use the other side. Also, cheaper watercolor paper can be used for the color mixing exercises

BRUSHES:Watercolor Brushes (Need not be expensive, synthetic is fine)

  • Size 10 or 12 Watercolor Round
  • ¾ “ or 1” Wash     
  • #3 Rigger 


  • A white plastic covered watercolor palette with a large mixing area
  • A small folding palette is fine. So is a white plate with a plastic bag to cover. (I use a folding palette for travelling & the "John Pike Regular” palette in the studio) 


  • Water containers (2) (plastic quart tubs, etc)
  • Eraser: White Plastic and/or “Kneaded”
  • Small Spray Bottle/mister
  • Sketchbook 5 x 7 or 9 x 12
  • Old tooth brush
  • Hair dryer (optional)
  • Sponge
  • 2B pencil
  • Support board max size 12” x 16” (corrugated, masonite, plexi, plywood, foamcore covered w/ clear contact paper etc)
  • Small salt shaker
  • You may want to bring your own paper towel, tissues and masking tape
  • 10 to 12 reference photos (4x6) Your own or from on-line.
  • Paper Towel, Tissues & Masking Tape will be provided.

Kits can be rented for $30 or purchased in advance for $75 and include 2 full sheets of Arches 100% rag cold-press watercolor paper, 4 synthetic watercolor brushes: (3/4” flat, #6 & #14 rounds 1 script liner), 1 folding watercolor palette, a sponge, pencil, eraser and support board. Rented kits include enough paint for the workshop. Purchased kits include (5) 5ml tubes of Grumbacher Academy watercolors.

You will need to bring 2 water containers, an old toothbrush, a small salt shaker and a sketchbook or notebook.

To rent or purchase a kit or if you have any questions call or e-mail Ann: 518-658-2960

4:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m. Check In (Rooms available after 5:00 p.m.)
7:30 p.m.-7:50 p.m. Welcome & Orientation
9:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Workshop
2:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. Workshop
9:00 a.m.–Noon Workshop
2:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m. Workshop
9:00 a.m.–Noon Workshop
9:00 a.m.–Noon Workshop
2:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m. Workshop
9:00 a.m.–Noon Workshop

The Children's Program is generally available during standard workshop hours only. Contact Omega registration at 877.944.2002 for details.

The above schedule is subject to change at the discretion of the faculty.

Ann Kristin Lindsay

Ann Kristin Lindsay, author of Watercolor: A New Beginning: A Holistic Approach to Painting, teaches us that watercolor is a medium that likes to be played with, and that art is the voice of the soul, a personal and individual expression that is not to be judged. Her aim is to help us rediscover the unfettered creative spirit of our childhood.