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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.
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|Section 1: Introduction to the course and the tools for creating your watercolor painting|
|Section 2: Composing your painting and techniques for painting loose in watercolors|
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.
The finishing touches
|Section 3: A slightly more challenging version of the thistle painting|
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.
Adding the final touches
|Section 4: Bonus Lessons - Creating textures in watercolors|
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.
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.
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.
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 am a member of the Marin Society of Artists and take part in their juried exhibitions. 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.