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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  • Lectures 34
  • Length 1.5 hours
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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Published 10/2015 English

Course Description

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.

What are the requirements?

  • 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

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Paint a watercolor from dark to light with luminous dark shadows, strategic highlights and have no problem placing a subject for best eye appeal.

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.

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Navigating this Course – What to do First
How to approach this course to maximize your success
Section 2: Some information before you start – Dispelling Watercolor Myths
Introduction to Beginner Watercolor painting – what you'll need
Section 3: Painting the Picture
Let's Get This Carnation Floral - Painting Party Started
Richard Schmid Hot Press Paper, The Dazzling Colors, Consistent Color
Using a Plexi - Glass Board, Borrowing an Oil technique for Watercolor
Freehand Technique – Placing Our Subject
The Luminous Dark Shadow – Step 1
The Luminous Dark Shadow – Step 2
The Luminous Dark Shadow – Step 3
Mental Hurdle #1 – The Poached Egg Stage of Your Painting
Poached Egg Look – Part 2
Kissing Your Paper With Color – Basting Brush Technique
Mixing Color on the Paper – Putting the Icing on the Cake
Section 4: Gradually adding more Detail and Color – Ramp up The Dazzle Factors
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
Section 5: Finishing Touches
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

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Instructor Biography

Marsden Burnell, 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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