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
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.
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.
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.
So much fun to see the magic happens, when we pour watercolours onto our paper. You never know what the outcome will be!
Wet on Wet technique is a more controlled technique where you can apply watercolours in certain areas on wet paper.
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.
By adding shadows at this point, you will start to become familiar with the subject and their highlights.
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.
This lecture explains how to mix watercolours for the boys face and hands. Again we are concerned with the shadows cast.
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.
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.
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.
Nearing to the end of a painting, it is always good practise to look at your painting at a distance. Ask yourself these questions:
In this workshop, you learned:
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.