Gerald “Scout” Hatley

Creating Dynamic Skies in Watercolor Landscapes

May 18, 2024

10:00 am – 3:00 pm

1 day – commencing at 10am and ending at 3pm with a 1 hour break for lunch (not provided).

$75 for ANA members, $100 for non-members

ANA Gallery @ Rogers Experimental House
121 W. Walnut Street
Rogers, AR 72756

Course Prospectus:

In this course we will work with color and contrast in both “wet-on-wet” and “dry brush” techniques to create dynamic, expressive landscape skies. Special attention will be given to flat washes, gradating washes and contrasting tonal washes to develop effects depicting various times of day, lighting and weather conditions in landscape painting with a strong emphasis on the hues of the sky.  We will work on 3-4 different scenarios (time permitting).  Come to learn while having fun!

Required supplies to be brought by students/attendees:

All consideration has been given to the student’s expense for supplies.  The list provided is therefore limited to those supplies needed as a minimum.  Substitutions are listed to accommodate procurement AND any suitable substitute already in the student’s possession will be accepted (we will make it work); by all means do NOT go to the expense of purchasing lots of materials if you already have a cache that can be used.

  • 8 x 10 pad of 140lb (min.) cotton rag paper: blocks are acceptable, free sheets are too (but be sure to have at least 3-4 sheets in the size specified or larger).
  • water bucket with two chambers or 2 – small, deep containers
  • reusable plastic watercolor palette with ample room for mixing/thinning
  • roll of paper towels
  • roll of blue masking tape
  • artists board for attaching paper prior to painting

Brushes: (synthetics are fine)

  • 3/4 or 1 inch flat (or filbert) watercolor brush
  • #8 round
  • #6 flat (or filbert)
  • #1 scripter or striper
  • soft lead pencil (#2 or softer)
  • kneaded eraser
  • small natural sponge

Pigments: (professional grade preferred), .17 fluid oz. tubes


  • Prussian blue (Pthalo as substitute)
  • Quinacridone Gold (Transparent orange as substitute)
  • Quinacridone Rose (Alizarine Crimson as substitute)
  • Yellow ochre
  • Burnt Sienna
  • Permanent Magenta (Mauve as substitute)
  • Cadmium Yellow Light (New Gamboge as substitute)


  • Burnt Umber (Van Dyke brown as substitute)
  • Veridian Green
  • Cadmium Red Medium (Vermillion as substitute)
  • Ultramarine


Gerald “Scout” Hatley

Gerald Hatley is a watercolor painter who creates gentle, yet captivating landscapes that are characterized by a distinctive palette and style that is both realistic and impressionistic. Inspired by the natural world surrounding him, he wants viewers to feel the beauty and the complexity captured in his paintings. Gerald says that art has been an integral force in his life, which led him to earn a degree in art. Retirement from a business career has afforded him time to pursue what he considers his true calling