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We will offer you painting workshops in Cascais, a small village near Portugal’s capital Lisbon, and near Sintra.

Our goal is to provide painting courses during the holidays that offer a unique experience of some of the most beautiful beaches, golf courses, gardens and villages of Europe, which can be found in Cascais and the surrounding area. 

MASTERCLASS "Marine Watercolours" with Julia Barminova


MASTERCLASS "Marine Watercolours" with Julia Barminova

Margarida Ornelas

"It is fascinating when a small amount of watercolours with different saturation and shade become something significant on a white sheet of paper..."

Having experienced a watercolour technique on a “simple-to-complex” basis and having painted the sea under the guidance of Julia Barminova you will look at the marine watercolours with a precise understanding of HOW it was done.

The wash of waves and hundreds of subjects to paint: textured fishing boats and stunning yachts, flashes of light and seagulls.

Julia Barminova masterpieces

Starting the workshop

The reference photo - Working thoroughly on a wave structure for wide use in seascapes

Introduction to materials, selection of paper, brushes and paints

Several levels of sea complexity gradation; reflection options, search for light and contrast - demo

Exhibition of students works

Julia watercolours

Group photos

Lunch time at “Palm Tree” restaurant , Largo Camões - Cascais

Plein-air painting in the port. Painting sea and boats from life. 

Cascais Marina

Julia Barminova workshop 201902 Cascais

Painting the iconic Santa Marta Lighthouse