Paint a Rural Scene in Watercolour | Incredible Realism
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- Learn AMAZING New Watercolour Techniques
- Understand building colours and layers with watercolour
- Understand how to paint skies, buildings, foliage and more
- Watercolor Paper (I use 300gsm smooth watercolor paper)
- Variety of Brushes - Most Commonly No.6, No.4, No. 3, No.1, No.00, Half Inch Flat and Quarter Inch Flat.
- Watercolor Paints (I use Winsor and Newton Cotman watercolour pans but you can use any you like)
- Hardboard backing board (for taping your work to)
- Graphite pencils & sharpener - optional if drawing free hand (we provide an outline drawing)
- Brown sticky tape!
- Kitchen roll
- Water container
When I first started using Watercolour in 1980 I was inspired to copy the great artists such as Constable, Quinton and others. I couldn’t get on with oil or acrylic so turned my hand at watercolour.
As I had never gone to art school I just went with my instincts and had fun!
Because I tried to copy the great artists, the techniques I developed were completely unique and unlike any other watercolour pictures I saw.
I remained self taught, learnt as I went along and what you’ll see in this course is a result of years of learning through mistakes and finding what worked.
You’ll also see techniques never before attempted with watercolour (as far as I know). My watercolour pictures, even though they’re “impressionistic”, have a sense of realism about them.
In this course I’ll give you an outline drawing so that you can print this straight to watercolour paper or trace it using a carbon. I’ll also show you the materials I use in my watercolour work.
Then we’ll get started with the paintings which are split into “easy to digest” parts.
With this course you will learn to paint a beautiful rural scene. You'll learn how to get incredible detail with fine brushes. Learn to paint buildings, skies, foliage and more.
I hope you enjoy learning my watercolour techniques, once you are finished, please do share your artwork via the Q & A section or message us using Udemy's messaging tools.
- Students wishing to try a new approach to watercolour
- Artists coming from other mediums wishing to learn watercolour techniques
In this video I explain what to expect from this course. To learn about the materials I use for watercolour pictures please see the next lecture "Getting Started".
This is the set up for all my watercolour work. Most people have their own way of working and choice of watercolour products. But it might be helpful to see my setup in case it gives you ideas you can follow. Here are most of the tools I use but I am also a great one for improvising. I also use a variety of old worn brushes as well a very fine brushes such as 0, 00 and even 000 from time to time. I love detail as you will see as we proceed with the course. The photograph in the resources shows the items I am going to be using in the project.
(See photograph in resources section of this lecture)
300gsm smooth watercolour paper (we do sell this on our own store if you are having trouble finding some)
Hardboard backing board
Straight edge measure
Metal water container
Brown sticking tape
A selection of watercolour brushes
Graphite pencils – HB, F and B.
Winsor and Newton Cotman watercolour pans and palette.
If you would like to know the specific Winsor and Newton Cotman Watercolours I use in this picture they are: 235, 090, 098, 150, 660, 179, 074, 774, 552, 076, 599, 109, 340, 119, 554, 362, 331, 465, 696.
Let's get started with this course! Here's Part 1.
We have attached the outline drawing to the resources section along with the completed picture for you to use as reference.
If you have any questions please don't hesitate to get in touch with us.
If you would like to know the Winsor and Newton Cotman Watercolours I use in this picture they are: 235, 090, 098, 150, 660, 179, 074, 774, 552, 076, 599, 109, 340, 119, 554, 362, 331, 465, 696.
We hope that you have enjoyed this watercolour course and have learnt watercolour techniques that you can translate to your own artwork. We have other watercolor courses here on udemy if you would like to learn more.
If you would like to share your artwork with us or get in touch please drop us a message in the Q & A section or via the Udemy messaging tools. We would love to hear from you.