Pat Southern Pearce's The Richness of Reds

During this 1.5 hour online workshop Pat Southern Pearce will teach us how to achieve rich, eye-popping reds using a variety of materials on toned paper. Participants can sketch along with Pat using the reference photo provided.

Meet UK-based urban sketcher and artist and the Queen of Watercolour Pencils,  Pat Southern Pearce. Born and raised in the North of England, Pat trained as a painter and had a long career in teaching in schools and at University before she stepped back to work for herself. She is known for her love of watercolour pencil on toned grounds. Pat has taught workshops around the world and is a favourite at USK Symposiums. 

Click HERE to learn more about Pat Southern Pearce during this interview about Glorious Toned Paper and HERE during this brief introductory interview at the USk Symposium in Portugal in 2018. 

Workshop Stages

This workshop is divided into several stages:

  • Starting with Darks
  • Whites & Reds
  • Starting the Sky
  • Adding Dark Details
  • The Whitest Whites
  • It's All About the Reds
  • Bringing in the Greens
  • Polishing the Sky
  • Finishing Touches

How to Enroll 

To participate in this online workshop for $39.99 click the ENROLL NOW button below where you will be taken to a check-out page. This 1.5 hour workshop is hosted on our online platform called Ruzuku. To access this workshop, you will be invited to set up a free account at Ruzuku. If you already have an account at Ruzuku, please leave at checkout the email you use to sign in to your account.

Close Captioned

This workshop is close captioned for the hearing impaired and for English as a second language speakers.

24/7 Lifetime Access

All participants have lifetime access to the workshop material and can study the material when and as often as they like. 

Supply List 

In this workshop Pat uses A LOT of different pens, markers and watercolour pencils.  But you don't need to use the same pens and markers she uses. A very similar sketch can be achieved using different materials. Here is the list of materials that she used divided into materials you must have and those that would be nice to have.


  • Black pen ( fine liner or fountain pen)
  • Broad white Mitsubishi Signo Uniball
  • Wallet of Peter Pauper watercolor crayons
  • Watercolour Pencils ( bright red, lime green, light bright turquoise, grey)
  • A3 coil bound Seawhite of Brighton kraft paper sketchbook or any kind of kraft paper or smooth construction card or pastel paper



  • Batonnet-Craie, Marcador De Tiza Chalk Markers white and pink
  • Mitsubishi Signo uniball metallic silver and gold
  • Caran D'Ache watercolor pencils supracolor ( white, pale blue, beech green, gold, sky blue)
  • Fude pen

    Reference Photo 

    We will be working from the reference photo below of the East Lancashire Hospice. Please download and print off this reference photo. You may need to right click and Save As.


    Recommendations from this Workshop

    "That was so much fun!!!" --Linda


    "FABULOUS!!!! Thank you Pat! Sue from Nova Scotia"--Sue


    "I think I pulled out every single art supply I ever got. Great fun!"--Paola


    "Wonderful session!!!! Thank you!"--Marcia


    "Super workshop. Thank you so much!"--Anonymous Attendee


    "So much information! I didn’t even try to sketch along!"--Jeanette


    "Let's try every color with Pat!"--Sophia


    "Thanks for this great input!"--Marion


    "Fabulous, such fun!"--Anne


    "Thank you Pat. Can’t wait for Symphony in Blue!"--Kathy


    "Thank you so much, Brenda and Pat. Fabulous!"--Monica


    "Thank you for this wonderful workshop!!"--Shari


    "Thanks so much and see you (Brenda) in Seville!!--Eileen


    "Thank you so much Pat & Brenda!"--Sophia


    "Thanks Pat from Dorothy in Florida. Take care!"--Dorothy