Bold Florals w/ Marney-Rose Edge

April 20, 2024 - April 21, 2024



Have you ever wondered how to paint boldly in watercolour? We will be creating a loose background that supports the bold floral of your choice.

What you will learn:

  • How to preserve the white of your paper for painting your flowers;
  • Create a background with the “look and feel” of loose painting;
  • How to use paint in different consistencies that supports boldness;
  • Learn to mix color that is from the brightest your palette offers to wonderful neutrals without mud;
  • How to use all types of edges from soft, hard, lost and found.

As everyone will be working form their own reference material composition/design, shapes, values, colour and harmony will be discussed throughout the two days. There are many topics and techniques applicable to other mediums. Join us and be inspired to go bold.

Special Instructions

Note:  items should not be left overnight in the room at the time of the workshop. We are not assured that the room is secure.

There is a cafeteria in the building that should be open on Saturday and Sunday from 10am-2pm. We also welcome you to bring goodies to share if you are so inclined--no obligation. We strive to have a friendly, inclusive, and sharing environment at our workshops!

Parking: day passes are available for the seniors' centre parking lot for those participating in programs over 4 hours. The SAC front desk will administer parking passes that allow you to park beyond the limit. Return them to the desk at the end of the day.

Address: West Vancouver Seniors' Centre, Arts Studio: 695 21st St, West Vancouver, BC  V7V 4A7


Some watercolour experience required

Registration Details

  • NSAG Member Cost: CAN$250.00
  • Non NSAG Member Cost: CAN$312.50
  • Note for non-members:  If you live between Deep Cove and Bowen Island, consider becoming a member for discounted rates on our workshops, monthly free demonstrations, and the opportunity to sell your work at our shows. Check us out further at

Suppy List

Suggested Supply List- Bring what you usually use.

Based on the flowers you are painting you may need a variety of other colours. Please call if you are looking for advice. 778 875 0258.

These are colours on my palette.

** indicate colours I must have.

  • **Daniel Smith Quinacridone Burnt OrangeOR Winsor and Newton Burnt Sienna,
  • **W&N Cobalt Blue,
  • **Phthalo Blue GS or Winsor Blue Green Shade,
  • **W&N Permanent Rose, OR DS Quinacridone Pink OR  Quinacridone Rose
  • ** New Gamboge Holbein, Opus brand or Van Gogh brands, 
  • **Yellow Ochre or Raw Seinna
  • ** Quinacridone Gold
  • **French Ultramarine Blue or Ultramarine Blue, Any brand is fine except Daniel Smith.
  • **PermanentAlizarin Crimson,
  • **Paynes Gray W&N

Extended palette of colours. Optional colours

W&N Green Gold, Mineral Violet - Holbein, Rose of Ultramarine DS,  Dioxazine Violet, Quinacridone Magenta, Cobalt Turquoise Light,  Quinacridone Red, Manganese Blue hue, Viridian,

 DS Quinacridone Coral OR  Scarlet Lake, (Holbein, or Sennilier, or Winsor and Newton or PWC)


 Any palette is fine as long as it has large mixing areas.  Add white china plates if it doesn’t


Arches 140 lb cold press paper at least 11x14” or 16x12” smaller pieces of the same paper for testing.


Bring what you have including a selection of rounds. I will use a #12, #16 and #20 round. A 3/4’ Flat.  

**A suitable board max size 16x20” to tape your paper too    and tape - 2in wide- hardware store or dollar store is ok. (Cream in color no green or blue if possible)

Masking fluid and old brush for applying. If your masking fluid is old please check it out and replace it if necessary. It doesn’t last forever. 

I use PebeoDrawing Gum.

Rubber cement pick up
Water bucket,  (Yoghurt container  is fine)
Cotton towel, or cellulose spongeor paper towelsfor blotting brush. (in order of preference). I use an old cotton hand towel for blotting my brush.


  • A cover to protect the table
  • Optional: an easel or a desktop easel

April 20, 2024 - April 21, 2024
10:00 am - 3:45 pm

West Vancouver Seniors’ Activity Centre
Arts Studio: 695 21st Street
West Vancouver, British Columbia, V7V 4A7
West Vancouver