Double Exposure Watercolours with Elena Markelova




FREE per person


1h 30min

About This Experience

Explore a nature theme and paint a Ruby Throated Hummingbird in Elena Markelova’s signature double-exposure style!  Elena will show you how to combine a portrait of the Hummingbird with a floral background using basic watercolour techniques and some of Elena’s favourite tricks to add more life and soul to the painting.


Watercolours: Gamboge, Opera Rose, Madder Lake Deep, Turquoise Blue, Payne’s Grey 

Daniel Smith Watercolours: Green Apatite Genuine, Jadeite Genuine

Arches Watercolour Paper, Cold Press, 300 gsm

Round Brush, Size 4 & 8

Chinese Calligraphy Brush

Hake Brush

About Your Host

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Elena is well known for her double exposure animals, nature watercolour paintings, and the detailed city maps – all inspired by magnificent landscapes and enchanting wildlife of Canada. She was born and raised in a small town in the middle of Siberia in Russia and was often painting and drawing. Elena’s mom signed her up for art school when she was only 10 years old. She spent seven years there, then six more at Art University, learning different mediums and techniques while experimenting with subjects and ideas.

After moving to Canada in 2012, Elena was searching for her own style and inspiration. A family trip to Pemberton was a pivotal point in her artistic career – as she saw the very first bear in her life just a few meters away, surrounded by stunning mountain scenery, she couldn’t resist the excitement she felt and painted that bear with a landscape inside. Since then, nature and the wilderness have become her true love and inspiration. The beauty, peace, and truth she finds there has no equal.

Instagram: @elenamarkelova_art