Sea and sails with Julia Barminova


Discover the famous technique of traveling watercolorist. This time it's live! That means you will be able to watch Julia’s magic unfold in real time, ask your questions and even send your work for a review during the lesson


Sea and sails with Julia Barminova


 Recording of workshop is available 

How many times have you got your breath taken by the beauty of sea waves? And how many times you wanted to paint sails, light and colors of the surface? All these sailing ropes, fishing tackle. You can almost hear cries on seagulls by now, right?

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But how many times have you tried to acquire just the right technique to get the results you wanted? That is exactly the answer that you will find here!



Julia Barminova is a watercolor artist that visited more than 50 different port cities over the world looking for new seascapes and inspiration. And on April 11th she will start broadcasting her first online workshop in English. How to get the best image of water, the spirit of port and all the nuances of watercolor technique will be the main topics of this online class.

The most important part is that you will learn to paint water effectively not only in studio but also outside in your travels and on pleinairs.


– Introduction of the materials: paper, brushes and paints;

– Analysing the important watercolour aspects, which are necessary for depiction of water using the technique La Prima;  

– Several levels of gradation of the sea complicity; variety of reflections, search for light and contrasts;

– What you should pay attention, when choosing the subject and how to look for the life model in the port and the seaside;

– Watercolor work in genre “Seascape” in 4 parts: waves, reflections, sailboats and background;


Time reference:
New York, USA   07:00 EDT     
London, United Kingdom 12:00 BST         
Beijing, China  19:00 CST     
Sydney, Australia  21:00 AEST 


14:00 Introduction of the materials
14:30 Introduction of watercolor technique and exercises 
15:00 Pencil drawing
15:30 Watercolor: waves, reflections
17:00 Break
18:00 Watercolor: sailboats and background
19:00 Review uploaded works


Win the prize from Royal Talens

Have a chance to get one of these three Van Gogh watercolor pockets from Royal Talens: «Metallic & interference», «Basic colours» or «Pink & Violets». All of them with 12 colors in half pans.


  1.  Watch the workshop;
  2.  Post your sea and sails work on Instagram till April 21th, tag @royaltalens@juliabarminova @lectoroom.eng and use #lectoroominspire;
  3. Winners will be chosen on April 23th by Julia Barminova.
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Questions and answers:learning process 


1 lecture

Necessary materials


100% cotton paper 300gr FIN (not rough or satin)
Recommended sheet size 28x38cm or 31x41cm

I like Arches Grain Fin 300gr or Winsor&Newton Grain Fin 300gr


Big round squirrel brush – size 6-8; smaller round synthetic brushes with sharp point – size 4-6; soft flat brush (pony, goat, or synthetic for watercolor) – size 30-40.


  • Phthalo Blue PB15
  • Phthalo Green PG7
  • Cadmium Orange PO20
  • Gamboge PY150/PO48
  • Indanthrone Blue  PB60
  • Cobalt Blue PB28
  • Quinacridone Rose PV19
  • Neutral Tint RBk6/PV16

Painting board, masking tape, tissue and water container.






Юлия Барминова

Юлия Барминова

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