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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.
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|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 needPreview
|Section 3: Painting the Picture|
Let's Get This Carnation Floral - Painting Party Started
Richard Schmid Hot Press Paper, The Dazzling Colors, Consistent ColorPreview
Using a Plexi - Glass Board, Borrowing an Oil technique for Watercolor
Freehand Technique – Placing Our SubjectPreview
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 PaintingPreview
Poached Egg Look – Part 2Preview
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
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.