Moods of Light: Watercolor Techniques


In this course, we will focus on different moods of light in watercolor landscapes. The course consists of three lessons: sunset sailboats, midnight train, bikers in Toronto. We will tackle busy sunset themes with many sailboats in the ocean (with sunlight heading behind). We will learn how to simplify some of the shapes. We will create a personal depiction of a train journey with a very poetic and dreamy feel in the night scene. Also, we will paint a hot summer scene in the streets of Toronto with an unusual perspective with background simplification. Of course, our master – Bhupinder Singh, will walk you through all his creative processes, ideas, and decision-making in all these scenes! 

This course will help your journey as an artist – three distinct paintings teach you very cool and powerful techniques in very great paintings with our teacher. Join us on this big adventure! Have fun with us!

Bhupinder Singh

Bhupinder Singh was born and raised in India. He is a self-taught professional artist and instructor with a home studio in Regina, Saskatchewan. Bhupinder works primarily in Water media and is a signature member of the Canadian Society of Painters in Water Colour (CSPWC).


He actively participates in learning and educating himself with anything and everything relevant to art. Growing up, he won several awards for his artwork, including paintings and drawings and sculptures. He regularly participates in various local art fairs and continues to sell his work across the globe successively. He signs his work as 'Kaké.'

Instructor's Works
Course Program
1 Lesson 1. "Sunset Sailboats"
Learn to create a seascape.
Learn to draw yachts without unnecessary detail.
Learn to create a sky at sunset.
Lesson duration: 2 hours 1 minute.
2 Lesson 2. "Midnight Train"
Learn to paint a night landscape.
Learn how to portray light in the dark.
Learn how to add the necessary elements to the landscape.
Learn how to choose a suitable color scheme to create the night landscape.
Lesson duration: 1 hour, 12 minutes.
3 Lesson 3. "Toronto Bikers"
Learn to create bikers in watercolor.
Learn to paint a crowd of people without detailing.
Learn to make constructions in a cityscape.
Lesson duration: 1 hour, 45 minutes.
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1. Ultramarine Blue
2. Burnt Sienna
3. Lemon Yellow/Azo Aellow
4. Cobalt Blue
5. Raw Sienna
6. Scarlet Pyrrol
7. Neutral Tint/Payne's Grey
8. White
9. Cadmium Red Light
10. Viridian Green/Van Dyke Green


1. Flat brush 2 inch
2. Round brush (sable/synthetic) 12 size
3. Small round brush for details (liner)


Bhupinder uses Canson Arches and Saunders Waterford Rough. We recommend you to use the same cotton paper.


Masking fluid, paper napkin, spray-bottle, sponge.

What You Will Create
Student's Works
Mariea Thomas

This was my Saturday adventure. 

Followed class on @artprichal to do this magical sunset sailboats. 
It was a very detailed session. What I liked most about this class is I got to see the creative process of the artist. From analyzing the reference picture, choosing what elements to keep, what to ignore. The decisions and the reasoning. And the best part - how to create the magic. 
And boy what magic it is!

Thanks a ton for this class. And thanks to Trupti @truptikarjinni for recomending this class in her stories. There are two more lessons in this series. Will try it in the coming weeks. 

Svetlana Kostina

The first work on "Moods of Light: Watercolor Techniques" from in the studio @artprichal ! I took photos in the evening light yesterday and in the daytime today. Join us and write unique works with a master of watercolor landscape. So far, the lessons are available in English, but soon the course will be available with a translation. The artist draws step by step, explaining each of his actions. Even if you are not a specialist in English - everything will be clear ))) He generously shares his secrets in watercolor technique. The following two stories are even more impressive: I have always dreamed of drawing a railway and bicycles!!! But how he works with the reference, composes the composition, and interprets the plot is impressive!!!! 

Jo-Marie Barlow

“And so, this tale draws to an end. Some sailors sleep warm in their own beds tonight, embraced by grateful wives and mistresses. Others will only be remembered, lost to an eternal watery grave while in pursuit of the greatest adventures. As all explorers seek to leave this world - chasing their dreams.”

You might be surprised to know that I really struggled to finish this painting. It’s been a week of growing, and the discomfort that comes with it. Prepping my first original artwork to set sail (or rather, take flight) across International waters has me excited and nervous and at times, hyperventilating a little bit. And yet, it is (almost) done - the artwork is wrapped up as neatly and safely as I can make it at this point of my journey. Tomorrow, hopefully, will bring a successful journey to the Post Office and a final goodbye. With that task done, I was sure I would be jubilant, eager to paint, yet I very nearly chickened out of painting at all. But I did, and I trusted in the brush strokes, and gave myself permission to fail (well, tried to - that first layer of sky stole my heart and I didn’t want to “ruin” it). It could have gone either way but I really do love how this turned out! Some more practice of first lesson in the course “Moods of Light”. I just love how all the little details came together!

Eugeniya Kostikova

The second work on the course "Moods of Light: Watercolor Techniques" from This lesson is fantastic, very atmospheric! I’m glad I tried to paint it!

Olga Zakernichnaya

I finished this painting before I knew it, in a flash of inspiration. Many thanks to for this new experience and amazing course!

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Hello, glad to see this course is available :)
I just have one question though, is this in Russian? And wouldn't there be any English subtitles?

Thanks a lot for your help.
Hello! This course is in English. On this website ( there are only courses in English. Will be happy if you decide to join us :)
Can you give me a call at 3065013248. Its Tom Young (CSPWC) in Regina and I'd like to speak to you about a possible course in Regina next summer (2023). Thanks. (I had trouble using your contact form on your website).
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