Skies in Watercolor with Sarah Yeoman

Online Watercolor Workshop

Class Description

Sarah will be demoing at least 8 different atmospheric skies in this workshop. From limited palette 2-color sketches to suggest a foggy morning, to 3-color demos to create dramatic sunsets. From storm clouds to sunny days. We will not be creating a finished painting but will be doing sky exercises with color mixing, ratio of pigment to water, wet in wet, and wet in dry. Paint along if you like or sit back and just watch. The video will be available for 3 weeks for you to replay and practice.

We will not be working from reference photos.

Sarah will be painting in a 8″ x 10″ and 9″ x 12″ format. Please have multiple pieces of paper ready if you will be painting along.


  • Brushes: Sarah will be using rounds #12, #8 and flats – 1″.
  • Paper: Sarah will be using Arches 140lb Cold press for this painting and working on a 9″ x 12″ or 8″ x 10″ format. Please paint whatever size you like on good quality paper.
  • Firm Backing Board
  • Masking Tape
  • Water Container
  • Sponge
  • Hair Dryer
  • Paper Towels

Sarah’s Palette:
The following is Sarah’s standard palette. You do not have to use the same colors.
• Jaune Brilliant #1
• Cad Yellow
• Cad Orange
• Cad Red
• Perm Rose
• Alizarin Crimson
• Burnt Sienna
• Burnt Umber
• Brown Madder
• Yellow Ochre
• Lavender
• Cerulean
• Cobalt Blue
• Cobalt Turquoise Light
• Ultramarine Blue
• Viridian
• Paynes Gray
• Neutral Tint

Indian Lake After the Storm by Sarah Yeoman

This painting and the sole use of it are the property of Sarah Yeoman and may not be reproduced without permission. Paintings done in this workshop are for study purposes only and should not be sold or represented as the participant’s original work.

Sarah Yeoman

Sarah Yeoman

Painting Instructor @sarahyeomanart @sarahyeomanart

About the Instructor

After an early career as a singer/songwriter Sarah eventually discovered the watercolor medium and knew that she had found her clearest creative voice. She has been painting with watercolors for 35 years and is recognized for strength of story and her ability capture the fleeting qualities of light and its influence on form. Her years as a singer/songwriter flow through her process in the melodious and lyrical qualities of her paintings.

Sarah is a signature member of the American Watercolor Society and recently showed with the North American Watercolor Association at the Columbian Watercolor tricentennial in South America. She collaborated with the Harlem based Elisa Monte dance company who choreographed an original dance based on her painting I’ll Fly Away. Sarah was a faculty member for the 2018 Plein Air Convention in Santa Fe in addition to being featured in the Elie Saab Paris Haute Couture runway catalog with her painting Flight.

From her Crows and Ravens series to her to Brandywine Valley landscapes to her 40 years of painting, paddling, and exploring the Adirondacks of upstate NY from her family’s 100-year-old off-the-grid cabin, she is most at home in the woods and on the water.

Sarah is much sought after as a workshop instructor having taught plein air classes in Tuscany for the last 5 years, many other workshops throughout the US and Canada, and 10 years of classes in her Delaware studio. For more info contact Sarah at [email protected] or through her website


Questions? Please contact Tara at [email protected].