Monochromatic Watercolor Painting - One Color Is Enough!
What you'll learn
- Learn what is monochromatic way of painting
- Explore color values with help of Color Value Charts
- Learn how to use different color values to bring contrast into monochromatic painting
- Create 3 different watercolor artworks to practice monochromatic painting
- No skills required
In this class you really don’t need to worry about your watercolor set being too small, because what we are going to talk about today is the Monochrome or Monochromatic way of painting, which means that you only use once color for the whole artwork. But I believe you will not get bored using just one color, as you will explore a ton of color values you can get experimenting with the paint to water ratio.
Painting with only one color is a wonderful exercise. I speak from my own experience when I say that sometimes we think we need the biggest color selection, otherwise we are not able to create the best art.
But the truth is that the wide choice can sometimes be quite overwhelming, and it can be helpful to stop trying to use many different colors in one artwork, but rather take the time to explore them one by one.
And monochromatic painting is a very good and fun way to do it.
This class is beginners friendly, we are going to talk about the limited color palette and monochromatic way of painting can improve your art, we will create helpful Color Value Charts that would allow us to explore the potential of a single color.
And then we'll choose the colors of our choice to paint 3 different paintings, each one of them using just one color.
As a Class Project, there are 3 paintings you can paint with me. There is a bunch of elegant indigo flowers, mysterious foggy forest painted in emerald green, and nostalgic silhouette of an old European city (it's probably Venice, but not sure :) ) in Sepia color.
Some of the parts of the videos are sped up a bit, but you can definitely slow it back down in the video settings.
Regarding the materials I use for the exercise and projects, the list is below:
Paper: Aquafine Watercolor Paper for exercise, Canson Heritage Cold and Hot Press for Projects
Paints: Watercolor paints White Nights (Sepia, Indigo, Emerald Green)
Brushes: various mop brushes (Daynaiw size 2, Borrence size 0), round brush size 6, liner brushes DaVinci Basic 0, Daler Rowney Liner 10/0
pencil, eraser, masking tape, hardboard, paper towel, jar of water
Who this course is for:
- Watercolor enthusiasts who would like to explore the potential painting with a single color
Hello, I'm Jana.
I live in Slovakia - a small lovely country in the very heart of Europe. I have studied Arts years ago, and since I was a little child, a set of paints or crayons was the best present anyone could give me. But then life happened and I found myself doing a corporate job instead of illustrating children's books. However, it does not mean I gave up on painting and drawing - not at all.
In fact, it is pretty much how I spend my evenings, my free days or even lunch breaks sometimes.
I just love it! Especially watercolor. One of my art teachers once told me I would eventually end up with acrylics, because watercolor is just too unpredictable and the mistakes are too hard to correct. Well, she couldn't be more wrong :).
I am here today to share my passion with you, to show you that loosing control is sometimes a good thing and it could actually help you grow.
Welcome to my colorful, watercolor world :)