Sketching & Painting Birds in Watercolour with Ian De Hoog

September 26, 2020


Birds have fascinated people across all cultures for thousands of years. Hone your observational skills and develop drawing and watercolour painting techniques that allow you to truly see and illustrate the unique qualities of these magical creatures of the air. Focusing on a loose approach to watercolour Ian will demonstrate various color mixing techniques, wet-on-wet methods, and some rather useful extended techniques. Suitable for the beginner through intermediate watercolour painters.


1” hake
Med-large mop brush
#12 round watercolour brush
#8 round watercolour brush
#2 round watercolour brush
1” hog hair fan brush

Arches or Baohong 100% cotton, 140lbs cold-pressed or rough watercolour paper 

All Daniel Smith Extra Fine Watercolor Paints

  • Hansa Yellow Medium
  • Permanent Yellow Deep
  • Transparent Pyrrol Orange
  • Anthraquinoid Red
  • Ultramarine
  • Cobalt Blue
  • Carbazole Violet
  • Permanent Green Light
  • Prussian Green
  • Monte Amiata Natural Sienna
  • Quinacridone Sienna
  • Sepia
  • Joseph Z’s Warm Grey
  • Lamp Black

Stillman & Birn Alpha Series Sketchbook

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Artist Bio
Ian de Hoog is a Canadian watercolourist and instructor living out on the West Coast of British Columbia. Ian developed an early visual interest in the watercolour medium due to the works of Franklin Carmichael and Toni Onley. However, it was during a brief stint studying architecture that a physical love of painting manifested. While primarily self-taught, Ian is very grateful for the recent opportunities he has had to study with Thomas Schaller and Herman Pekel.




September 26, 2020
11:00 am - 1:00 pm