Watercolor Techniques: Painting Loose in Watercolor
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Watercolor Techniques: Painting Loose in Watercolor

Paint more interpretive watercolors and make your paintings unique. Let me show you how
4.5 (43 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.
264 students enrolled
Created by Jean Lurssen
Last updated 11/2015
English
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Includes:
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
What Will I Learn?
  • Use my techniques to make your watercolor paintings stand out
  • Use different materials to create textures in watercolors
  • Discover how to loosen up your painting style
  • Create more interpretive watercolors
  • Discover techniques to make watercolor painting easier and fun
  • Gain more confidence in creating a great watercolor painting
  • Enjoy becoming a more experienced watercolorist
  • Create your own unique watercolor paintings
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Requirements
  • Have a desire and enthusiasm for watercolor painting
  • watercolor paints
  • two containers of water
  • watercolor brushes
  • good quality watercolor paper
  • cling film
  • table salt
Description

This course is all about helping you unlock your inner creativity and discover ways to make your watercolor painting unique. If you struggle with painting loosely in watercolors let me show you how to loosen up and have some fun creating interesting watercolors that leave things for the eye to interpret. I will do two demonstrations of the same subject - one leaving some white space on the paper and one covering the paper entirely, and leave it up to you as to which you prefer. At the end of the course I also will include a few videos on interesting ways to create texture in your watercolors that will help you become a more creative artist. We are only going to use three colors for this course, which will create harmony in your work.

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is for anyone interested in improving their skills in painting with watercolors - whether you are a beginner or an experienced watercolorist wanting to learn techniques to loosen up your painting style and create more interpretive watercolors
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Curriculum For This Course
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Introduction to the course and the tools for creating your watercolor painting
2 Lectures 04:39
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Composing your painting and techniques for painting loose in watercolors
3 Lectures 13:52

I have added a photo of one of my thistles paintings for downloading so you can have a closer look at the textures I created.

Let's start painting
06:06

The finishing touches
04:56
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A slightly more challenging version of the thistle painting
2 Lectures 10:30

I have provided a copy of my five-thistle painting for you to download as a guide for this lesson. You will be able to see close-up the textures I created.

Five thistles - stretch your creativity
06:05

Adding the final touches
04:25
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Bonus Lessons - Creating textures in watercolors
3 Lectures 15:41

I've provided a download copy of the original painting for this exercise so that you can see the details of the textures I created.


Preview 05:26

I've provided a download copy of the original painting for this exercise so that you can see the details of the textures close up.

More textures using acrylinc ink and watercolors
04:50

I've provided a download jpeg of the original painting for this exercise so that you can see the details of the textures I created.

Textures using granulating watercolor paint
05:25
About the Instructor
Jean Lurssen
4.4 Average rating
102 Reviews
1,164 Students
4 Courses
Watercolorist

The luminosity of watercolors is what fascinates and draws me to this medium. I like creating textures and continually try to stretch the boundaries of watercolor. I experiment with materials and media to get the results I want.

My paintings are influenced by the shapes in nature and the beautiful surroundings of Northern California and by my previous life living in England, South Africa, and Zimbabwe.

I studied painting at the Rhodesian School of Art in Zimbabwe and for four years in California with master watercolorist, Jerry Stitt, AWS. I live in Marin County, California which has many unspoiled coastal areas, nature parks and trails that inspire many of my paintings.

My art has been bought by people in the USA, Switzerland, South Africa and the UK.