Loose Watercolor Painting Essentials: Boat and Water Scenes
What you'll learn
- Create stunning contrast through the correct use of values in painting
- Using essential watercolour techniques such as wet-in-wet and wet-on-dry
- Applying essential watercolour techniques to paint skies, clouds, water
- How to decide on colors, and how to use complementary colors for increased vibrancy in your paintings
- Learn how to paint simple silhouettes of boats
- Learn the importance of tone in watercolor painting, and how to contrast light and dark areas effectively
- Understand and be able to sketch and plan in pencil prior to painting
- No prerequisites - view Materials lecture for more information.
This Loose Watercolor Painting Essentials: Boat and Water Scenes course is designed for beginners learning watercolors. This class will strengthen your understanding and application of essential watercolor techniques and design elements. This course focuses on simple techniques and layering to allow you to produce beautiful and loose paintings.
Bonus Workshop: a three-part mini-course on wet-in-wet watercolor techniques, colour mixing, and applying this to a simple coastal landscape. This lecture is available at the bottom of the course lectures.
There are five fun and easy demonstrations included. Join me in this class and you end up with some beautiful paintings to show off to your family and friends!
By the end of this course, you will have a firm understanding of how to apply the essential watercolor techniques of wet-in-wet, wet-in-dry, and drybrush. This course will build your confidence to create your own original paintings with vibrant colors and character.
I will walk you through how to complete each painting step by step, and how you can apply my unique painting process to paint any boat and water landscape. You will also learn how to use a quick and loose style to create unique paintings from reference photos.
In Learn Loose Watercolor Painting: Boats and Water, I will cover basics such as:
How to decide on colors, and how to use complementary colors for increased vibrancy in your paintings
Using essential watercolor techniques such as wet-in-wet and wet-on-dry
Applying the above techniques to paint skies, clouds, water
Learn how to paint simple silhouettes of boats
Learn how to paint efficiently and use fewer brushstrokes to convey a subject
Understanding how to sketch in pencil in order to plan and compose your painting
Understand how to mix colours and proportions of paint to create vibrancy
Learn how to paint simple buildings
Learn the importance of tone in watercolor painting, and how to contrast light and shadows effectively
For the course project, referring to my completed paintings as a reference, lightly sketch in the outline(s) of the landscape you would like to paint. Feel free to change the position of the boats or add in additional elements such as tree branches.
Using the tips and techniques shown in this course, create your own unique paintings for one or more of the scenes demonstrated. If you're feeling adventurous, try finding your own reference picture and use the tips and techniques in this course to create your own unique painting.
Upload your creations under the Udemy Q&A or discussions section! If you have any questions, let me know and I will provide you with extra assistance.
Who this course is for:
- Beginner students in watercolor
- Students learning loose watercolor painting
- Students learning landscape painting
- Students learning how to paint boat and water landscapes
Hi, I'm Darren Yeo from Watercolour Mentor, and I'm here to Mentor, Encourage and Inspire you in your watercolour journey! I'm a watercolour artist based in Melbourne, Australia. I've taught thousands of students how to create beautiful paintings using a simple two-step process. On my Udemy page, you will find a variety of tutorials that will help you fast-track your progress in watercolour painting.
I am an experienced teacher on various other platforms. My courses contain a large amount of content and information compared to other similar watercolour courses on Udemy. I like to provide as much value as possible in my courses, and different subjects to paint, so students can pick and choose which lectures interest them the most.
Need more support during your course? feel free to send me a message or ask a question in the Q&A and I will get back to you. I want to make sure you get all the help and feedback you need.
I would love to share my knowledge with you and build a friendly community, free of judgement to help you discover this amazing skill and hobby.
My goal is to provide simple videos to make learning watercolours easy & less intimidating! I use a limited palette, and when painting landscapes, have a loose, vibrant and expressive style.
Something unique about me, and Watercolour Mentor is that I have a psychology and educational background. I am passionate in making a difference on a personal level by providing real feedback and mentoring. I would love to hear from you. I'm primarily a watercolour artist and have won awards for my sculptural works. Teaching watercolours is my passion and I look forward to sharing my premium classes with you on this platform.