Education – CSPWC Critique

watercolour painting and text: CSPWC live online critique, with accomplished watercolourists Margaret Roseman and Ed Shawcross, Thursday October 27, 2022 at 7:30 pm Eastern

Live Online Critique with Margaret Roseman and Edward Shawcross, moderated by Jean Pederson

Learn how top artists analyze paintings — insights you can use when working on your own paintings. 

October 27, 2022, 7:30 pm Eastern

$10 Members & Associates

$15 non-members

Are you eager to to learn how to take your work to the next level? Are you curious about how to avoid common problems in watercolour painting? Do you wonder if there are problem areas you are not seeing when you look at a painting you have just finished?

Now you can find out!

The Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour has a long history of supporting excellence in watercolour. We are very pleased to bring you our second online LIVE watercolour critique.

Watch the critique and learn from the review of 10 watercolour paintings submitted by artists like yourself. Ed and Margaret will offer insightful and useful critique. You will gain ideas for making stronger paintings, with advice on composition, colour, tone, gradient and more. 

Hear from our panelists about what they look for when critiquing paintings:

Please note: the deadline to submit your image has passed.

Buy your ticket to watch the live online critique here:

We will record the critique. Paid ticket-holders will receive access to the recording of the critique via email. The recording will be available for 1 month after the event.

watercolour painting and text: CSPWC live online critique, with guest panelist Ed Shawcross, Thursday October 27, 2022 at 7:30 pm Eastern

Critique details:

Artists who registered to view the critique before October 13 were invited to submit one image each for the critique panel to review. Our panel will choose 10 paintings to review during the online critique from those submitted images. Artists whose paintings have been chosen for critique will be notified by email on or before October 25th.

The critique will take place on Zoom on October 27, at 7:30 pm Eastern time.

watercolour painting and text: CSPWC live online critique, with guest panelist Margaret Roseman, Thursday October 27, 2022 at 7:30 pm Eastern

Questions about these requirements or the submission process may be emailed to

Who are our critique experts?


Edward Shawcross is an enthusiastic and respected artist and art educator who received his training at the Ontario College of Art.

A well respected teacher, Ed has taught a variety of drawing and watercolour courses and workshops for various schools and organizations including Sheridan College, Max the Mutt College of Animation Art and Design, Dundas Valley School of Art, and the Burlington Art Centre. Throughout the pandemic, Ed has taught life drawing, principles of drawing and watercolour classes remotely at both Max the Mutt College and Sheridan College.

Ed is an elected member of the Society of Canadian Artists and the Central Ontario Art Association with involvement in numerous group and solo exhibitions. Ed is a past president and life member of the Canadian Society of Painters in Water Colour.

Edward Shawcross, CSPWC
Margaret Roseman, CSPWC

Margaret Roseman, CSPWC

Margaret is a water-media artist working in watercolour and acrylic. As well as being an internationally known painter, an award-winning artist and a national juror she is also a highly respected instructor. She has instructed at national symposiums and painting workshops in many parts of the world – the Caribbean, Europe and North America. She has extensive experience in critiquing students’ work.

Margaret is a signature member of Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour, Society of Canadian Artists, and Toronto Watercolour Society (Founder and Director). With her artworks featured in several publications, she has also been profiled in Canadian Who’s Who.

View the critique:

We will broadcast the critique over Zoom. In the interests of using time efficiently questions will not be permitted. All microphones excepting the panel will be maintained on mute.

You will need to be able to access Zoom on your device, either through your browser or the app (free version of Zoom is fine). If using the Zoom app, please update your Zoom to the latest version.

A Zoom link will be sent by email to registered ticketholders two days before the event. In addition, the event will be recorded and registered ticketholders will be able to view the critique for a period of 30 days after the event.

Samples of paintings by Ed and Margaret:

watercolour painting of a moth flying above trees
The Moon, the Moth & Jupiter, Edward Shawcross, CSPWC
watercolour painting of a blue nuthatch bird with rays radiating from the sun through a tree
Morning Nuthatch, Edward Shawcross, CSPWC
still life watercolour painting of flowers in glass vase with a book in the foreground
Still Life with Peonies, Margaret Roseman, CSPWC
watercolour still life painting of flowers and a brass kettle
Shared Space, watercolour, Margaret Roseman, CSPWC