Fun At The Beach Watercolour Workshop
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Fun At The Beach Watercolour Workshop

Workshops are great for Novice Painters to learn New Watercolour Techniques
5.0 (2 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
19 students enrolled
Created by Bev Morgan
Last updated 12/2016
English
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Includes:
  • 2.5 hours on-demand video
  • 5 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Review basic watercolour tecniques and create a beautiful painting of a little boy playing with his dog
  • 'Can't draw', no problem; you will be shown how to transfer an image unto watercolour paper
  • Learn new techniques to protect the whites of your paper and enjoy pouring watercolours
  • Paint shadows and develop contrast on a boy and his dog
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Requirements
  • Students need to purchase or acquire watercolour supplies such as paints, brushes, and paper. Supply list on Lecture One
Description

Learn how to bring colour, composition and techniques together to create a watercolour work of art! 

As we paint, we will review the basic information of watercolour paper, paints and brushes from previous courses.

This course was especially made for novice students or seasoned artists  to encourage them to try a new techniques such as pouring watercolours and creating clothes shadows and have fun by 'doing'. For those students 'terrified' to draw, a easy transfer method is explained and special hints using packing tape is provided.

'Fun at the Beach' makes an excellent reference for learning how to paint skin tones and shadows on the clothes.

Students will begin developing their own personal skills for future paintings.

Teacher available for any questions during and after this course. She would love to see your original paintings.

Students will receive 2.6 hours of video supported with written and verbal step-by-step instructions

At the end of this course, you will have a beautiful, final masterpiece "Fun at the Beach" to be proud of! Happy Painting

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is for novice painters or for artists who would like to expand their watercolour techniques
  • Non-painters should take the Beginner courses offered by Bev such as "Birch Trees" and "Northern Lights" prior to this course
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Curriculum For This Course
14 Lectures
02:34:29
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One
14 Lectures 02:34:29

Welcome to Lecture 1: In this workshop, we will review the steps of a watercolour from a photo reference. Bev's watercolour approach varies with each reference depending on the effect of light. As the sun was going down, wonderful contrasts started to develop on this little boy and dog.

Preview 10:08

You will find a transfer sheet with the outline of this reference attached with the guide. Bev will explain the steps to transfer any image from a computer sheet onto your watercolour paper. After removing the transfer, you will be shown how to re-draw your image with shadows, so that you will start to get to know your reference.


Transferring and Sketching
14:31

In Watercolours, I do not use white paint often. You can protect the whites on the paper but either using masking fluid or packing tape. When there is a larger area or uncontrolled pouring of watercolours, packing tape is very useful.

Saving the Whites
13:11

So much fun to see the magic happens, when we pour watercolours onto our paper. You never know what the outcome will be!

Pouring Watercolours
09:22

Wet on Wet technique is a more controlled technique where you can apply watercolours in certain areas on wet paper.

Wet on Wet
10:30

After removing the masking fluid and packing tape, you discover quickly that your sketch has slightly lightened or lines have to be corrected. Take time to look at your reference and make adjustments as needed.

Removing Tape and Masking
07:53

By adding shadows at this point, you will start to become familiar with the subject and their highlights.

Shadows
19:05

In this lecture, we will start painting the boy's hat and the dog's Frisbee. Having shadows already painted can be seen under the transparency of the watercolour washes.

Boy's Hat and Frisbee
08:53

This lecture explains how to mix watercolours for the boys face and hands. Again we are concerned with the shadows cast.

Flesh colour
08:51

Novice artists should start using two brushes: one to apply the paint and the other to soften. This technique is especially good to use when painting clothes.

Boy's Sweater
09:44

Again artists should use two brushes: one to apply the paint and the other to soften. This technique is especially good to use when painting clothes. This technique is again used to paint the black dog to create highlights on it's fur.

Boy's Shorts and Dog
15:59

There was reflections in the water because the wind was still and the tide was going out. There was small waves and as the boy walked out the sand was stirring.

Reflections and Waves
17:07

Nearing to the end of a painting, it is always good practise to look at your painting at a distance. Ask yourself these questions:

  • Does your painting needs more reflective colour in the water? If so add more
  • Does your boy or dog need more darks? If so paint more darks
  • Do you need to paint darker areas of the water especially at the bottom of the waves 
Adding our Darks
07:24

In this workshop, you learned:

  • How to create your own Transfer paper
  • How to protect a large area using packing tape
  • How to create unusual backgrounds, just by pouring watercolours and letting the paint create 'magical' colours
  • How to paint the contrast of light and shadows
What did we Learn?
01:51
About the Instructor
Bev Morgan
5.0 Average rating
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67 Students
8 Courses
Professional Artist and Teacher

Proud member of the Southampton Art Gallery and School in Canada since 2011. I have enjoyed my two passions 'travel and watercolours' by teaching on art conventions and on two cruise lines. I’ve learned to instill art appreciation to my students and promote creativity. I have proved the ability to maintain a highly motivated classroom and offer individualized support and provide encouragement to ensure that each student succeeds. I am mostly self taught, but enjoy taking workshops with other artists to learn and continuing growing as an artist.