Painting Textures in Watercolor
What you'll learn
- Paint many of the common textures we see around us, and also have a toolkit of ideas and methods of creating texture in watercolor.
- You will need a basic set of watercolor paints, brushes and paper.
In this course I'll show you how to improve your painting by adding textures. At the end of this course you will have the skills you need to paint many of the common textures we see around us. You will have the ability to simplify complicated things like rust and rocks and glass and trees, and paint them in a way that captures their very essence.
I'll show you how to make shiny things look shiny, and the best way to paint the texture of stone walls and brickwork, metal, hair, fur and clothing. I'll also introduce you to some exciting ways of making random textures that can liven up any painting.
You can work through the course from beginning to end or just dip into it whenever you want to find out how to create the texture you need.
In each video I show you step-by-step how to create the texture, and I've also produced a pdf instruction sheet to go with each one.
This course is for you if you are just starting out with watercolors and you're not sure how to go about it, or if you have been painting for a while and want to improve the quality of your paintings or find some new techniques and ideas.
Who this course is for:
- This course is for you if you are a beginner or intermediate watercolor painter.
I have taught painting for many years, both in adult education classes and also over the internet. Through my online courses I have taught thousands of people to paint since 2005. I have lead a number of painting holidays in the UK and overseas, write regularly for Leisure Painter magazine in the UK, and for a short time I was an instructor with Derwent Pencils. For five years I worked in ceramics, painting large tiled wall murals to commission.
I am originally from England, but now live in southern Spain with my lovely wife and two dogs.
My interest in painting goes back to my childhood, and I have learned throughout my life the skills and ideas that have kept me in employment and which I now hope to pass on to you. I love working in watercolors and gouache, and also in oils and acrylics. Each of these requires a different way of working, but I always aim to keep my paintings lively and fresh. I always want to convey something of the heart to anyone looking at my paintings.
The exercises and painting projects in my courses have all been thoroughly tested over time and proved to work well, and I am constantly amazed at the speed at which students improve. I hope you enjoy learning with me!