Painting Light – Letting Loose with Watercolour (with Juve Furtado)

May 20, 2022 - May 22, 2022



Join us for a three day art workshop with Juve Furtado, and discover watercolour pouring techniques that you can use to create beautiful, glowing watercolour landscapes. We will be covering the importance of composition, approaches to stretching watercolour paper, important masking techniques as well as how to frame and present your watercolours without glass.

Juve Furtado‘s painting style would be described as realism with strong emphasis on both light and color. Juve is a self taught artist and prefers watercolor for its transparency, spontaneity and unpredictability.  With watercolor, he is able to capture the many wonderful variations of light, color and textures that are found in nature.

Juve resides in Vernon, British Columbia and is an elected member of Society of Canadian Artists and a Signature (AFCA) member of the Federation of Canadian Artists, North and Central Okanagan Chapters. He participates annually in many FCA juried shows as well as Lake Country’s Annual Art Walk. Juve’s art is in private collections in Canada, the U.S. and abroad.

Registration Details

For registration, please contact Juve at or visit
Juve's website at and use the contact page. This workshop is limited to 10 participants.

Suppy List

Materials List

  • 16x20 stretched Arches 140lb cold-pressed watercolour paper (or similar artist's quality paper)
  • Watercolour board - wood or hard foam board for stapling paper (or a 16x20 canvas and wrap the watercolour paper around the canvas)
  • Heavy duty stapler with 3/8” staples to staple paper down
  • 1½” masking tape (I use the blue) for taping the edges of the paper
  • A large container for clean water
  • Spritz bottle – Windex type
  • Pencil for drawing your landscape
  • Winsor & Newton artist masking fluid (do not buy permanent masking)
  • Gum eraser (to remove masking)
  • #12, 8, 4 round brushes and a rigger for fine details
  • Scrubber brush or flat bristle brush and a toothbrush for scrubbing
  • 4-5 white saucers, plates or small cups to mix pigment for pouring & mixing
  • Paper towels or small sponge to clean up wet areas
  • Large towel or plastic to cover your work area/table
  • Salt shaker with table or kosher salt (for texturing)
  • Hair dryer
  • Pliers to open watercolour tubes

Paints: – Artists quality watercolours (Winsor & Newton or similar)

  • Winsor Yellow
  • Winsor Red 
  • Cobalt Blue
  • Antwerp Blue
  • Ultramarine Blue
  • Aureolin
  • Cadmium Scarlet
  • Brown Madder
  • Yellow Ochre
  • Payne’s Gray

May 20, 2022 - May 22, 2022
10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Ellis Art Studios
1021 Ellis Avenue
Kelowna, BC, V1Y 1Z3