Letting Loose with Watercolour

It is with regret that SPAC has cancelled this workshop due to concerns about the novel coronavirus.

Juve Furtado


Date & Time

March 27-29, 2020 (3-Day workshop) CANCELLED


Those already registered for this course have been sent an email concerning a refund of their fees. Please respond as soon as possible.


Letting loose with watercolor is an introduction to watercolour pouring and spattering. The workshop is suitable for beginners and intermediate students who want to experience a loose approach to watercolors. It is a fun, intuitive approach to painting which can produce interesting and unpredictable results. You will discover how you can complete 70% of your painting without the use of direct brushwork.

I will also touch on the importance of composition and light in a painting and how to use of masking fluid effectively. I will be sharing my color palette and the materials I use. Participants will have the opportunity to observe, ask questions and receive assistance where needed. I will cover the various stages of my painting process including; stretching of watercolor paper, the use of masking fluid, pouring and spattering of watercolor and adding the final details to complete the painting. Lastly I will discuss how we can present our work without glass.

Artist Bio – Juve Furtado

Juve was born in Sao Miguel, Azores, Portugal. After a 32 year career in education in Winnipeg, Manitoba, he decided it was time to pursue his love of art and photography. Retiring to Vernon, British Columbia in 2006 was the incentive he needed to delve into his art.

Juve is a self-taught artist and his preferred medium is watercolor. He resides in Vernon, British Columbia and is a Signature (AFCA) member of the Federation of Canadian Artists North and Central Okanagan Chapters. His work is featured annually in various FCA juried shows as well as Lake Country’s Annual Art Walk in the Okanagan. His work is in private collections in Canada, the US and abroad.