NorthStar Watercolour Landscape Workshop

Hosted by NorthStar Watermedia Society of Minnesota
2 Day On-Line Workshop
Friday & Saturday - November 5 & 6, 2021
10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Central Time  with one hour lunch break

Hooray! Our videos are posted below. You will need to scroll way, way down the page to find them. There is a lot of "padding" between each video so keep scrolling.

Thanks for participating and I hope you will join me again. I am delighted that we had the chance to paint together. I hope you enjoyed our workshop and learned loads of new ideas and techniques.  I am offering the videos as a bonus for you to paint along with for 30 days. Please do not share. This page is only visible to the workshop students.

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This webpage contains lots of important information. Please take the time to scroll down and read it.

Hello! I am delighted that we will be painting together, I hope you will enjoy our workshop and learn loads of new ideas and techniques. Thanks go to NorthStar Watermedia Society for hosting this watercolour landscape workshop.

The main demonstration videos will be posted here after the workshop. It takes a day or two for me to have the videos prepared and uploaded to this website, so please be patient. I am offering the videos for you to paint along with for 30 days. Do not share. This page is only visible to the workshop students.

Below you will find some reference photos, a general supply list, specific colours that I use in my demonstrations and a few student handouts.

There is no need to print the images or handouts, just slide them onto your desktop to keep for your files. (Click, hold, drag, drop)

However, if you wish to print anything on this page, rather than printing directly from the website (and using a lot of ink!) just take a screen shot of the image or click and drag the images onto your desktop. You may need to resize before printing. 

Before the workshop

1) Gather your painting gear - if you don't have everything, you can improvise.

2) Watch this video:

Click Here For A Head Start - Testing Your Paints

3) Scroll to the bottom of this page to watch a Landscape Design Video that I have created for you.

4) Don't worry - this is going to be fun and you can do it!

On the days of the workshop have your paints and supplies ready to start painting!

See you soon, Linda

If you need to contact me by email:


Linda Kemp

Negative Painting Addicted

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FB Workshop Page where you can post your work



Course Description



Specific colours for each of the main projects are posted below each of the painting projects.


- A selection of round and flat brushes

- A natural bristle brush such as a 1" Cheap Joe's Skipper or similar from the hardware store (must be natural bristle) 

- Your favourite watercolour paints - you will need some fresh paint 

- A non-porous work surface i.e. plexi-glass or a countertop

- 8-10 small pieces of watercolour paper (1 full sheet divided into pieces - my favourite sizes are (in inches) 5.5 x 7.5, 7.5 x 7.5, 11 x 7.5. A full sheet measuring approx. 22" x 30" will divide into these sizes without waste.

- Hairdryer 


This is my usual watercolour supply kit to give you a general idea of the types of products that I use. You do not need all of the colours in this kit.

This is a Cheap Joe's 1" Skipper brush. If you are unable to purchase this brush, a 1" natural bristle brush from the paint department of the hardware store.

Demonstration Paintings

Day 1

Colours for this demonstration 

Colours for this demonstration


Be sure to also have some Ultramarine Blue


Day 2

We will be doing a lot of small paintings on day 2, so get ready to paint, paint, paint! Here are three of several pieces you will learn to create. We will use one plan and create variations on the design.

Have your favourite landscape colours ready to go. We will use fresh paint. Here are the selection I use in my demonstrations.

Plus an opaque such as Yellow Ochre, White or Holbein Jaune Brilliant #1. You do not have to use opaque if you prefer to only work with transparent colours.

Student Handouts 



Reference Photos

You may use your own photos but I suggest that you use the photos that I am providing here. These may not inspire you as much as your own photos but I will be using them and they will teach you soooooo much! 


 Bonus video! See the landscape in a different way.