Learn Watercolor Painting: Simple Roses
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Learn Watercolor Painting: Simple Roses

Cynthia Massey Parsons shows you how to create three beautiful rose watercolor paintings for your home.
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Last updated 2/2015
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This course includes
  • 33 mins on-demand video
  • 3 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Understand the basic supplies needed in almost any watercolor painting project.
  • Draw/trace a series of three lovely flowers (red rose, yellow rose, and peach rose).
  • Paint, with watercolors, a series of three roses (red, yellow, and peach), suitable for framing in a home.
  • Understand the basics about selecting a matte and frame for a series of four stunning, hand-made paintings.
Requirements
  • No specific requirements here, other than a desire to learn how to paint and a little patience. We'll cover all of the starting materials and everything you need in our Watercolor Supplies video!
Description

Many aspire to be an artist, but lack the knowledge of where to begin or what to do once they've begun. Now, with this simple and easy-to-follow course, anyone can produce lovely works of watercolor art for their home, for their friends, their family, or even to sell. In this course, you will learn everything from drawing your subjects, to painting them, and even down to selecting the proper mattes and frames for your finished works. Also with this course, not only will you be able to make a piece of art - you will complete your course with four distinct pieces of watercolor art! If you have ever wondered if you could produce art, or ever desired to try, this course is absolutely for you!

Who this course is for:
  • This course is meant for anyone who has a desire to paint or loves to work with crafts. All you need is patience! If you are an expert watercolor painter, this course may be a bit elementary for you.
Course content
Expand all 10 lectures 33:22
+ Basic Supplies & Expert Tips
1 lecture 04:39

This lecture shows you everything you need to know in terms of all of your basic supplies for watercolor painting - for this or any watercolor painting project! Also, you'll pick up some nifty tips and tricks that you probably won't find anywhere else. When you're done, you have everything you need to begin!

Preview 04:39
+ Tracing & Drawing Your Subjects
5 lectures 12:50

This lecture takes you through, step-by-step, and shows you how to create a pencil drawing of a subjects, much like the ones that you will need before beginning to paint in Section 3. These drawings are done using a nifty technique that utilizes tracing and carbon paper, which saves a ton of time and effort. Once you have your subjects drawn and/or traced, you are ready to put paint onto paper!

Preview 03:37

This lecture shows you how to trace an image onto your watercolor paper using a light box. You could also use a window with sunlight or artificial light shining through it. Likewise, a glass table with a light under it works well as an improvised light box. This is a supplemental lecture that merely shows you another method for tracing your subject prior to painting - it is not required. However, like Lecture 2, once you are done with this lecture, you should be ready to begin drawing your subjects (using whichever method you prefer) in Lecture 4.

Preview 03:07

In this lecture, you will follow along and learn how to draw a simple red rose as you prepare to paint it with watercolors. When you are done, you'll move on to Lecture 4, where you can learn how to draw a yellow rose.

Draw Your Red Rose
02:32

In this lecture, you will follow along and learn how to draw a elegant yellow rose as you prepare to paint it with watercolors. When you are done, you'll move on to Lecture 5, where you can learn how to draw a perfect peach rose.

Draw Your Yellow Rose
02:04

In this lecture, you will follow along and learn how to draw a perfectly lovely peach rose as you prepare to paint it with watercolors. When you are done, you'll move on to the next Section, wherein you will begin painting your roses with watercolors.

Draw Your Peach Rose
01:30
+ Painting Your Roses
3 lectures 13:28

In this lecture, you will learn everything you need to know to transform your drawing of your red rose, which you drew in Lecture 3, into a masterful watercolor painting. When you are done with this lecture, you will be ready to move on to Lecture 7 and begin painting your yellow rose.

Painting Your Red Rose
05:23

In this lecture, you will learn be able to turn your drawing of your yellow rose into a beautiful watercolor painting. When you are finished with this painting, it is time to take Lecture 8, wherein you will learn to paint your peach rose.

Painting Your Yellow Rose
03:38

In this lecture, you will begin with the image of the peach rose that you completed in Lecture 5 and by the time you are finished, you will have a lovely watercolor work of art. When this lecture is complete, it will be time to transition to the next section (Section 4) in which you learn about selecting matts and frames for your wonderful watercolor paintings.

Painting Your Peach Rose
04:27
+ Matting and Framing
1 lecture 02:25

In this lecture, you will learn some of the basics of selecting mattes and frames for your paintings. Learn why certain mattes and frames work with some pieces and not with others and how to choose ones that work best. When you're done, you'll have selected mattes and frames for your lovely flower paintings and will have completed this course. Not only will you have learned to paint with watercolors, but you will also have created four works of art, ready to hang in your home, to give as gifts, or even to sell!

Selecting a Matte and Frame
02:25