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Paint this Beginner WATERCOLOR using 5 Advanced techniques

Add Dazzle to your Watercolors and take your work from Drab to Fab. Easy to follow videos.
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If you are a beginner watercolor painter ...This course is for you - if you want to take your work from drab to fab.

Your course shows you step-by-step how to paint watercolors from dark to light ... a dazzling technique common to oil painting ... yet amazing results can be achieved in watercolor ... even for beginners.

You can find this course under lifestyle, arts and crafts or beginner watercolor painting.

Included are 1.6 hours or 89 minutes of video instruction to guide you through this painting. I also address unspoken mental hurdles that hamper beginning watercolor painters from reaching their full potential. Text lectures serve to emphasize important points you won't want to miss.

Your course includes over 35 lectures in bite size segments so you can absorb the information effortlessly.

Of course if you get distracted while watching the videos ... you can always rewind and start over ... one of the major Udemy course positives.

The actual painting took about 1 hour to paint. You most likely have all the colors and brushes needed. Not to worry - you will see exactly how the colors are prepared for the painting and the brushes used are clearly shown and described in the videos.

Your course is structured to walk you from blank paper to finished masterpiece in easy stages.

Handling your brush ... something advanced painters just do without thinking to achieve their amazing results ... is addressed in a separate bonus video - to show you just what is holding you back from the results you seek.

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is for anyone - who wants to learn how to use watercolor paints for dramatic impact. Learn quickly without stress For the beginner who wants to add dazzle to their paintings. Anyone who wants to know how Composition and Subject positioning affect your painting.
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What Will I Learn?
Paint a watercolor from dark to light with luminous dark shadows, strategic highlights and have no problem placing a subject for best eye appeal.
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  • An open mind. Transparent Watercolour paints (Veridian, Aureolin, Cobalt Blue, Rose Madder, Transparent Brown Oxide) and Titanium white Watercolor paper – 140 lb - Hot Press 16” x12” plexi-glass sheet / hardback cardboard brushes – 1/4 dagger, #4 round, #10 round, 1/2” flat Mixing palette or plate Three jars for water Somewhere to be comfortable, maybe the kitchen table... or your drawing table A pack of cards to prop up your painting at an angle
Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 34 Lectures Collapse All 34 Lectures 01:44:10
Navigating this Course – What to do First
1 Lecture 02:48
How to approach this course to maximize your success
Some information before you start – Dispelling Watercolor Myths
1 Lecture 03:17
Painting the Picture
11 Lectures 30:32
Let's Get This Carnation Floral - Painting Party Started

Using a Plexi - Glass Board, Borrowing an Oil technique for Watercolor

The Luminous Dark Shadow – Step 1

The Luminous Dark Shadow – Step 2

The Luminous Dark Shadow – Step 3

Kissing Your Paper With Color – Basting Brush Technique

Mixing Color on the Paper – Putting the Icing on the Cake
Gradually adding more Detail and Color – Ramp up The Dazzle Factors
15 Lectures 39:09
Easy Soft Edge Technique

Downward Color Flow & Palette Knife Technique

The Dagger Brush & Carnation Petals – Part 1

The Dagger Brush & Carnation Petals – Part 2

Unifying Your Painting – Part 1

Unifying Your Painting – Part 2

Using Dagger Brush & Opaque White to Establish Highlights – Part 1

Using Dagger Brush & Opaque White to Establish Highlights – Part 2

Checking Your Composition & Setting Up Flower bulb

Dagger Brush – Quick Stems and Leaves

Dagger Brush – Stem and Leaf Highlights

Establishing Depth with Color Combinations – Part 1

Establishing Depth with Color Combinations – Part 2

Establishing Depth with Color Combinations – Part 3

Establishing Depth with Color Combinations – Part 4
Finishing Touches
6 Lectures 28:12
Touching Up Your Masterpiece – Part 1

Touching Up Your Masterpiece – Part 2

Directing Eye Movement Into and Around your Painting – Part 1

Directing Eye Movement Into and Around your Painting – Part 2

Bonus Lecture – Different Colored Mats can make All the Difference

Bonus Lecture – Advanced Brush Handling for the Beginner
About the Instructor
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Professional Watercolor Artist

Professional watercolor painter over 40 years, juror of fine art competitions, presenter of live watercolor workshops... florals, portraiture, landscapes, still life and a calendar artist of classic autos.

Drawing came naturally to me as a child and after success in oils, I moved to watercolor because of the fluidity and the challenge.

Teaching 'Active WaterColor Workshops' in Southern Arizona.

My live workshops provide the feedback as to what art students are looking for and provide insight to the challenges and hurdles facing beginner watercolor artists.

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