Education – A streamable video demonstration: Big Skies by Gord Jones, CSPWC

Big Skies in Watercolour: Get In and Get Out
An ONLINE streamable video watercolour demonstration by Gord Jones, CSPWC

In watercolour landscapes, we depend on the light to illuminate the scene with maximum impact. Of course, the sky is our source of light and so should always be considered regardless of its predominance.

Sometimes the sky can be a main feature. In this demonstration Gord Jones will demonstrate how he uses colour and perspective to give a big sky both form and atmosphere. “Getting in and getting out” is a lot easier if you take some simple steps to prepare before you put brush to paper.  Gord will show you how he prepares for, and completes a sky in one fell swoop. 

Watch this watercolour demonstration at your convenience, as often as you like between April 1 and May 15, 2022.

CSPWC Members/Associates $12, Non-members $15
Register here:

How to access the video:  After purchasing your ticket, you will receive an email confirmation of your purchase.  At 11:55 pm EST on March 31, 2022, we will email you the link and password you’ll need to watch Gord’s video demo on Vimeo.  (If you do not receive the link please check your spam folder.)  For orders placed after April 1, 2022, the link and password will be in your email order confirmation.  Please keep the email you receive with the link.

Please note that the video will only be accessible using the password, and only between the dates of April 1 and May 15, 2022. You can watch the video as often as you like during that period.  It will not be available for download. 

For questions about this event, or if you are a CSPWC member and have not received the promo code to apply for the discount, please email

Cloud Nine, 14 x 21, Watercolour 

To get the most from watching the demonstration:
Gord’s reference image and materials list will be supplied to registered ticket-holders. Viewers who wish to paint a long with the video may certainly do so, as the video can be paused or replayed at any point while viewing. Painters who do paint along or paint from Gord’s reference photo are encourage to post their work on our CSPWC Workshop Facebook group for support and encouragement from other participants.

About Gord Jones

Gord is an elected member of the Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour (CSPWC), and the Society of Canadian Artists (SCA). Gord has been drawing and painting for over 35 years and after experimenting with many different mediums such as oils, acrylics, even egg tempera, he always returned to his greatest love – transparent watercolour.

His approach is to interpret the essence of his chosen subject rather than produce a detailed likeness. He wants the viewer to enjoy the luminosity of the medium, the white of the paper shining through, and the impression of the landscape with a simplicity of washes and bold strokes.

Gord is also a member of the ECOAA, IWS, Niagara Frontier Watercolor Society, Haliburton Arts Council, and The Rail’s End Gallery in Haliburton. He participates in the Haliburton Studio Tour and select exhibitions throughout Canada and the US.

Gord is a certified Adult Educator and teaches watercolour painting in his studio, online, and at The Haliburton School of Art & Design.

See more samples of Gord Jones’ landscapes:

Haliburton Boathouse, 14 x 21, Watercolour 
Homeward Bound, 14 x 21, Watercolour