"Painting Winter Scenes in Watercolor" w/ Ron Stocke

DATE/TIME: Sat-Sun / Nov 5-6 / 10:30-4:30pm

COST: $250

REGISTRATION: Call in, come in, or register online. Scroll to the bottom for online registration. 425.697.2787

LOCATION: Cole Art Studio, located on the lower level of Cole Gallery. 107 5th Ave S, Edmonds WA 98020


Painting winter scenes in watercolor can be challenging. National award-winning artist and experienced instructor Ron Stocke will teach you his techniques, tips and tricks to help you overcome these challenges, and give you the tools to paint with confidence.

Mood and a restricted palette are the keys of painting a successful Winterscape. Ron will show students his technique of using the white of the paper and direct brushstrokes of subtle values to achieve this balance. Atmosphere and weather will be elements of this class: techniques on how to paint fog, snow and rain will be covered.

Light is always key to setting the mood, and Ron’s brilliance in this area is well-known. You’ll learn how to achieve soft light within a winter scene. Students will also learn how to direct the viewers eye to a strong area of dominance by using value, detail and Ron's trademark approach to tension within a painting.

Ron’s workshops fill up quickly, since he is well known in the Northwest as a terrific instructor. Don’t delay – sign up today!


You can purchase your quality art supplies at ARTspot! Registered students receive a 10% discount on all their art supplies from the time of paid registration until the last day of class. Most items on this list are available at ARTspot. Please let their staff advise you about appropriate art materials to fulfill  requirements for your class.  Artspot's Web Site

Questions about these supplies? ARTspot staff are happy to help you. Call 425-640-6408 or email at ARTspotEdmonds@gmail.com.

Professional Quality Watercolor Paints (M. Graham, Daniel Smith, Winsor Newton…)

  • Ultramarine
  • Burnt Sienna
  • Yellow Ochre
  • Cad Yellow Lt
  • Cerulean Blue
  • Alizarin Crimson or Maroon Perylene
  • Dioxazine Purple
  • Cad Red or Cad Red Lt
  • Sap Green
  • Sepia

Specialty Optional Colors:

  • Lavender (if you can't find this, Ron will teach you how to mix it using the colors you have)
  • Azo or Cad orange
  • Cobalt Teal
  • Chinese White


Any large rounds & flats you have in natural hair or good quality synthetics. Size ranges from 6 - 14 rounds and ½” to 2” flats. Silver Brush, Connoisseur brushes, Princeton all make good quality brushes. (I paint with a large quill size 12 and rounds 12, 14 & 18)

Specialty Brushes: optional

  • ½ - ¾” Dagger, rigger, scrubber

Watercolor Paper:

Two 22x30 Full Sheet watercolor paper (1 sheet per day is recommended): Arches, Saunders or Fabriano 140 LB cold press. Students should use this opportunity to try other papers - Ron will demo a half sheet before and after lunch each day. Ron will be painting on half sheets for this workshop, and encourages you to paint on the largest size you feel comfortable with (half sheets!).


I use the Aquabee Super deluxe. It’s offered in several sizes please nothing smaller then 9”x 9”. We will spend time most days starting in a sketchbook.


  • Students - Please bring photographs that we can work from. They don't have to be of winter scenes, because Ron will show you how you can alter the weather for your paintings. 
  • Any other supplies you normally use, paper towels, water bucket, sponge, spray bottle, pencil etc....

Check this out! ARTspot Concierge Service. ARTspot will personally do your shopping for you! They can set aside the materials you need, ready for pickup - they can even deliver your supplies to Cole Art Studio before your class. Call ARTspot at 425.640.6408 for this great service. Note: To ensure your order can be filled, please order as early as possible.