Northern Lights in Watercolour for Beginners

Go from a non-painter to a watercolourist with confidence with a little help from Bev!
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  • Lectures 6
  • Length 1 hour
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 3/2016 English

Course Description

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

  • You will review the basics from module 1 such as watercolour paper, paints and brushes.
    • You will start mixing colours and use some of the theory of the Colour Wheel.
    • This course was especially made for beginner students to encourage them to pick up a brush and have fun by 'doing'.
  • Northern lights make an excellent reference and students should paint their own interpretation of this fascinating light show in the sky!
  • Begin developing your own personal skills for future paintings
  • Teacher available for any questions during and after this course. She would love to see your original paintings.
  • 50 minutes of video supported with written and verbal step-by-step instructions

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

What are the requirements?

  • Students need to purchase or acquire basic watercolour supplies, including paints, paper and brushes
  • Supply list available in lecture 2

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Review techniques taught in Module 1 'Birch Trees' and apply them to this second painting
  • Enjoy mixing watercolour paints and start to become familiar of the colours produced
  • Learn basic watercolour techniques and create a beautiful "Northern Lights" painting to be proud of

Who is the target audience?

  • This course is suited for the beginner painters who always wanted to learn but afraid to start!
  • Students should take Module 1 prior to this class because many basic watercolour information was explained at length.
  • This course is too basic for seasoned and experienced watercolour artists

What you get with this course?

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Section 1: "Northern Lights" Module 2

Bev will welcome you joining her class! Northern Lights has been chosen for our painting because of its vibrant and moving sky!


Bev will explain what she will be using to paint the 'Northern Lights'. A PDF will be included in this lecture so that students can acquire the supplies needed.


In Lecture 3, we will splatter Masking fluid or Frisket on the top of our sky to create stars. When this dries, then we paint our vibrant Northern lights sky! In Lecture 4 there is a print out of all these instructions including the transfer sheet.


Bev will demonstrate how to paint evergreen trees with a round and a flat brush. Print off the workshop guide and you can use the transfer image for your painting or have some fun with your imagination!


After practicing painting our evergreen trees, we are now ready to paint them on our painting!


Bev summaries the techniques used in the course such as masking, creating a vibrant sky with wet on wet techniques and painting evergreens. This module reviews some techniques that we taught in module one 'Trees in watercolour'. Bev welcomes messages and would enjoy seeing your paintings from your own interpretation of the 'Northern Lights'!

4 questions

Four quick questions about tips shared during this course

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Instructor Biography

Bev Morgan, 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.

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