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Painting Atmospheric Landscapes with Gouache

A course by Ruth Wilshaw , Painter

Painter. Houston, United States.
Joined December 2020

Learn how to paint layered landscapes with a magical atmosphere using gouache paint

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  • 99% positive reviews (396)
  • 10345 students
  • Audio: English
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch

Learn how to paint layered landscapes with a magical atmosphere using gouache paint

A course by Ruth Wilshaw

The ability to pull the viewer into your magical scene takes both imagination and technique. Ruth Wilshaw is a self-taught painter with a passion for exploring nature and depicting the wonders of it through her art. She enjoys sharing her love for gouache and has recently published a book Creative Gouache, encouraging her readers to have fun with this medium.

In this course, Ruth shows you a new way to explore the beauty of the natural world and how to translate it into a layered gouache painting. Combine bold colors with dark silhouettes, learn gouache techniques, study texture, and discover ways to stay inspired.

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What will you learn in this online course?

22 lessons & 30 downloads

About Gouache
5 minutes, 51 seconds
3 minutes, 17 seconds
10 minutes, 31 seconds
Blending 1
14 minutes, 51 seconds
Blending 2
13 minutes, 17 seconds
Landscape Basics 1
20 minutes, 39 seconds
  • 99% positive reviews (396)
  • 10345 students
  • 22 lessons (4h 20m)
  • 30 additional resources (19 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: English
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever

What is this course's project?

Paint an atmospheric waterfall landscape using gouache paint and a range of techniques.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

This course is for anyone interested in exploring landscape painting.

Requirements and materials

No previous experience or knowledge is required.

In terms of materials, you will need gouache paints, synthetic paintbrushes, watercolor paper, and other materials specified by the teacher in the course.


10345 Students
396 Reviews
99% Positive ratings

Ruth Wilshaw

A course by Ruth Wilshaw

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Ruth Wilshaw is a full-time artist specializing in painting landscapes with gouache. As a child, she never missed an opportunity to draw or paint. Although she was always motivated by her inner creativity, Ruth was disappointed in the subjective attitude to art during college and decided to leave. Years later, she found inspiration from the show The Joy of Painting with Bob Ross, and once her artistic fire had been rekindled Ruth was determined to explore painting once more; first with other mediums such as charcoal and watercolor before finally falling in love with gouache.

Since then, after amassing a large Instagram following of over 100K, she has established a full-time career and written a book Creative Gouache and continues to share her work and processes on social media.


  • U1


    • About Me
    • Influences
  • U2

    Getting to Know Gouache

    • About Gouache
    • Materials
    • Consistency
    • Layering
    • Blending 1
    • Blending 2
    • Landscape Basics 1
    • Landscape Basics 2
    • Landscape Basics 3
    • Landscape Basics 4
  • U3

    Finding Magic

    • Being Inspired
    • The Shape of the Painting
    • Turning an Idea into a Plan
  • U4

    Painting a Magical Waterfall

    • Starting with Colour
    • Layers and Sketching
    • The First Layer or Background
    • The Middle Ground
    • The Foreground
  • U5

    Moving Forward

    • Texture Studies
    • Staying Inspired and Sharing Your Work
  • FP

    Final project

    • Painting Atmospheric Landscapes with Gouache

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Painting Atmospheric Landscapes with Gouache. Illustration course by Ruth Wilshaw Best seller

Painting Atmospheric Landscapes with Gouache

A course by Ruth Wilshaw
Painter. Houston, United States.
Joined December 2020
  • 99% positive reviews (396)
  • 10345 students