Don Andrews: Landscape in Watercolor


Learning to paint with watercolor should be fun! Don’s Landscape Workshop is geared specifically for artists eager to paint and study in a no-stress studio environment.

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August 13 – 15, 2018 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Learning to paint with watercolor should be fun! Don’s Landscape Workshop is geared specifically for artists eager to paint and study in a no-stress studio environment.

Each day, Don will address a major visual concern; light, color, granulation, organizing nature and utilizing negative space are just a few subjects to be covered.

Don’s class isn’t geared to any specific level of achievement; rather artists at all levels will benefit from a more personal understanding of the painting possibilities available in the exciting world of landscape painting.  This workshop will be packed with demonstrations, discussions, individual help and personal and group critiques.


  • Any size sketch book
  • Markers or pencils
  • 2 sheets of watercolor paper per day (Don uses Arches Cold Press or Rough 140lb.)
  • Students are encouraged to work at any size they wish, but have plenty of paper on hand.
  • One easel per student (preferably a table easel, Don uses a French Box easel) as we will be working on a slant. You can also improvise, leaning your board against something, as long as it is secure, and not at too sharp an angle…
  • The usual watercolor supplies: Palette, (butchers tray or large mixing tray is also helpful) paint, brushes, water container, paint board with clamps, paper towels, etc.
  • Several photos, sketches or other source material for class study.
  • NOTE: Don presently uses the Robert Simmons synthetic white sable brushes, although other brands are satisfactory.  Round brushes include sizes 36, 26, 14, 10 and 8.  Flat brushes include 2”,1 ½” and 1”.




             Don is often asked what colors he has on his palette so we are providing a list of what he currently uses, though it’s not important that students have the same colors.  He emphasizes that you should have 2 light, 2 medium, and 2 dark of all the primary colors. Most professional brands are interchangeable and include Holbein, Windsor Newton, Daniel Smith.  Don currently uses American Journey watercolors from Cheap Joes Art Stuff. (The colors below are listed from light to dark in each column.)


Turquoise Blue           Naples Yellow                       

Manganese Blue         Lemon Yellow            Red Hot Mama (Scarlet Lake)           

Cerulean Blue             Aureolin Yellow         Fire Engine Red (Cad. Red)

Cobalt Blue                 New Gamboge            Fuschia (Opera)

Ultramarine Blue        Raw Sienna                 Rose Madder

Peacock Blue              Burnt Sienna               Alizarin Crimson

Prussian Blue                                                    Magenta

Hookers Green


Instructor Bio

Don Andrews is a nationally known watercolor artist and workshop instructor. He has conducted painting workshops throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, Europe and Africa for over 30 years.

Don is an active member and past board director of the American Watercolor Society. His paintings have received numerous awards in national watercolor competitions, including three awards from the American Watercolor Society , and two Best of Show awards from the New England Watercolor Society.

Don is the author of the books, “Interpreting the Figure in Watercolor”“Interpreting the Landscape in Watercolor” and Rough Sketches: Short Stories of a Traveling Artist. He has also created two DVD workshop sets that are based on what he teaches in a full week workshop: one on painting figures “Figure in Watercolor Workshop Set”  and one set painting landscapes“Watercolor Workshop Set”, as well as his DVD, Making Watercolor Glow taken from his original video. (Now available online!) He is also featured in the Watson Guptill publication “Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Watercolor” and North Light’s new book, Confident Color and has had numerous feature articles published in American Artist magazine, and the Watercolor issue of American Artist.