The Art of Watercolour: How to Paint Nature

Banner graphic for Silvia Russell's March 22 CPAWS Manitoba webinar on the Art of Watercolour.

The Art of Watercolour: How to Paint Nature

March 22 2023

Follow along as visual artist and teacher Sylvia Russell shows you how to capture colourful spring flowers with watercolour paints.

Register for the webinar here.

Inspired by nature, Sylvia has spent more than 20 years painting Manitoba’s colourful landscapes from snow-covered forests to fields of wildflowers and lakes. In her second free CPAWS Manitoba webinar, she will share tips and techniques for anyone hoping to learn to paint with watercolours.

Register for the webinar here.

You will not need supplies for this watercolour demonstration, but feel free to follow along with your own paints if you wish. Otherwise, sit back and allow yourself to enjoy the artistic process and get inspired by the colours of nature.

Watch Sylvia’s recorded webinar on Vimeo below

About the speaker:

Sylvia Russell, B.A., is a visual artist and teacher creating in her studio located in Winnipeg. Inspiration for her work comes from discovery through nature. Sylvia offers classes in watercolor, acrylic and mixed media painting. She has taught painting workshops for over 20 years through colleges, Canadian Mennonite University (Artist in Residence 2003) and art stores. Solo and group exhibits include University of Manitoba, Manitoba Society of Artists, Canadian Mennonite University, as well as Saskatchewan and Alberta art galleries. Learn more at: SylviaRussell.com

Watch: Silvia Russell’s first CPAWS Manitoba webinar

–The views and opinions expressed are those of the presenters and do not necessarily reflect the views, policies, or positions of CPAWS Manitoba.–

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How can we help?

If you have any questions or require any additional accommodations to participate, please email us at [email protected].

About CPAWS Manitoba

CPAWS Manitoba has been instrumental in establishing 22 new parks and protected areas in our province. That’s an area larger than Lake Winnipeg at nearly 26,000 square kilometres. Our goal is to protect half of Manitoba’s lands and waters.

–Lunch and Learns–

Nature has been here for us during the pandemic.

CPAWS Manitoba wants to maintain this positive connection to nature by providing a space for Manitobans to connect online from the safety of our homes and be inspired by nature in our backyards and beyond.

Join CPAWS Manitoba for weekly lunch and learn presentations from experts across the province who will share their knowledge and passion and bring new nature-inspired activities into our lives.

*** This program is possible thanks to the generous support of The Winnipeg Foundation***

Help Keep Manitoba Wild


CPAWS Manitoba has helped establish 23 parks and protected areas thanks to people like you.

With your help, we can protect half our lands and waters for future generations of people and wildlife.