Paint this Aspen scene: Watercolor painting in 3 EASY steps
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Paint this Aspen scene: Watercolor painting in 3 EASY steps

Watercolor painting, easy & fun! I show you step-by-step how to paint this lovely Aspen scene. Beginners welcome! Easy!
4.7 (10 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.
213 students enrolled
Created by Christopher Clark
Last updated 11/2014
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  • 44 mins on-demand video
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
  • Full lifetime access
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  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Paint a beautiful Aspen painting in 30 minutes in watercolor
  • Learn that watercolors are easy and fun!
  • Have a great night of painting with your kids, class, or friends
  • Relax and create a lovely watercolor painting with ease and confidence
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  • Basic watercolor painting materials: paper, brushes, paints, masking tape, scissors. All can be found very inexpensively at your local arts/crafts store. I provide a complete materials list in the class.
  • A desire to have fun painting!

Watercolor painting can be easy and fun. In these short videos, I walk you through step-by-step how to create this beautiful autumn Aspen painting in about 30 minutes, using a minimal number of very inexpensive watercolor materials. This is the perfect painting activity to do with your children, your friends, your class, or by yourself with a glass of wine or cup of coffee.

No painting experience required! Total beginners welcome! I explain everything in simple terms, and the steps to creating this painting are so simple you'll be surprised. Yes, you too can learn to paint beautifully in just 30 minutes. If you're not satisfied with this class, please let me know and I will refund your fee in full, no questions asked.

And all these videos are 100% downloadable! So you can enjoy them offline any time you'd like.

BONUS VIDEO! Watch from start to finish as I paint a variation of this Aspen scene with bright, fun summer colors. Just more inspiration to show you the infinite possibilities with this watercolor painting technique.

So come paint with me and you'll have a great time. And you'll end up with a beautiful painting to enjoy for years to come.

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is suited for everyone looking to have a blast painting with watercolors!
  • Absolutely beginners are welcome! This class will take any fears you've ever had out of painting
  • Novice or intermediate painters will have fun with this creative way to approach watercolor painting
  • Parents, looking for a fun painting activity with your kids? This class is perfect!
  • Teachers, looking for a unique painting activity with your class? Your students will love this painting lesson!
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Curriculum For This Course
7 Lectures
Welcome to Easy Watercolor Painting
1 Lecture 00:52

Here I show you the painting we'll be creating together, and in just a few words welcome you to the fun and easy world of watercolor painting.

Download the finished painting for your reference here.

Also download a materials list that shows everything you need to have fun with watercolors (and the list is short simple)

Preview 00:52
Let's get to painting! Three easy steps
3 Lectures 24:46

Here we briefly go over the simple materials we'll be using. And then we start with some masking tape to create the beginnings of our Aspen forest.

Preview 05:58

In this easy step, we splash on the color to create our lush autumn forest in just a few minutes.

Preview 08:58

In this final stage, we add some life to the Aspen tree trunks. Before you know it, your forest has come to life, and your painting is finished!

Painting step 3: Coloring in our Aspen tree trunks
Wrapping up
3 Lectures 17:55

Here we wrap up our painting session. In under 30 minutes, you can be here, holding up your finished Aspen watercolor painting. It really is easy and fun.

Our finished Aspen painting

In this video, watch as I paint another full Aspen painting, but with variations on the design (adding way more trees), and on the color (I make a bright sunny summer version). This should show you the infinite possibilities of these painting techniques.

Also download the finished version of this painting for your reference.

Bonus video! Variation on design and color

Test your watercolor knowledge from this painting project.

Fun quiz on watercolor painting
5 questions

While this watercolor painting was intended to be fun and leisurely, I do want to impress the idea that there are some real painting concepts to be learned here (for those interested in any kind of serious study). These ideas will open you up to a whole new world of looking at art, and creating it yourself. I invite you to read to this brief touch on the four main painting concepts of Drawing, Values, Color, and Edges. I also provide some examples of my artwork to illustrate these concepts, which if nothing else are just fun to look at :)

The Four Main Painting Concepts
21 pages
About the Instructor
Christopher Clark
4.7 Average rating
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2,701 Students
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Professional Fine Artist, Art Instructor
I've been passionate about telling stories through art since I was a kid. In my home in Orange County, California, I used to watch Bob Ross (the afro-wearing painter of "happy little trees" on public access TV) and I would mimic his paintings using crayons. I grew up knowing that creating art would always be my life's endeavor. I was never fortunate enough to pursue a formal art education, but I've more than compensated by private study with accomplished instructors, collaborating with highly-esteemed local artists, and devouring countless art books and videos. The art instructor who had the most profound impact on my technique was impressionist master Vadim Zanginian. Private study with Vadim in Los Angeles, California completely reinvented everything I knew about painting, and I attribute much of my current success to working with Vadim. The both of us being musicians as well, and tireless fans of the Beatles, each painting day would end with me on the guitar and Vadim on the piano as we sang away the hours with old Beatles songs. I've discovered that my favorite subject to paint is light itself, which means that anything in the world becomes my favorite thing to paint, if the light is pretty enough. I love to paint exotic locations (like Italy and Africa), New York skylines, Colorado landscapes, coffee, people, horses, birds, dogs, ice cream, you name it. My main medium is oil paint on canvas. My style could be classified as Impressionist, however I feel I'm somewhat of a blend of these fearless artists from the late 1800s and the more diligent Barbizon painters who came before them. I love having a scene that you can appreciate as a whole when standing at a normal distance, but when you get close you see a combination of accurate details, playful color, and loose brushwork. Over the years I've also become an accomplished art instructor, sharing my knowledge and passion for painting by educating eager students who hunger to tell their own stories. I've taught group and private workshops across the US and Italy. In these two facets of my career – creating paintings for people to enjoy, and teaching art – I accomplish my life's endeavor of sharing beautiful art with everyone. Thank you for visiting, and I hope we can tell great stories together.