Proud Grandpa Watercolour Painting for Everyone

Go from a novice painter to a watercolourist with confidence with a litte guidance from Bev
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  • Lectures 12
  • Length 2.5 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 5/2016 English

Course Description

Learn how to bring colour, composition and techniques together to create a watercolour work of art! 

As we paint, we will review the basic information of watercolour paper, paints and brushes from previous courses.

This course was especially made for novice students or seasoned artists  to encourage them to try a new technique, creating clothes shadows and have fun by 'doing'.

Proud Grandpa make an excellent reference for learning how to paint skin tones and shadows on the clothes.

Students will begin developing their own personal skills for future paintings.

Teacher available for any questions during and after this course. She would love to see your original paintings.

Students will receive 2.5 hours of video supported with written and verbal step-by-step instructions

At the end of this course, you will have a beautiful, final masterpiece "Proud Grandpa" to be proud of! Happy Painting

What are the requirements?

  • Students need to purchase or acquire basic watercolour supplies, including paints, paper and brushes Supply list available in lecture 2

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Review basic watercolour techniques and create a beautiful "Proud Grandpa" painting to be proud of!
  • Observe and paint the light and shadow contrast on the Grandpa and Grandson's skin and clothes
  • Learn a simple technique in transferring any reference onto a watercolour paper

Who is the target audience?

  • This course is suited for the Novice or those Artists who wish to learn new techniques
  • Non painters should take Module 1 (Birch trees) and Module 2 (Northern lights) prior to register for this course

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Section 1: Enjoy step-by-step instructions to paint your own masterpiece of "Proud Grandpa"

Welcome to this watercolour course! Bev will be demonstrating step-by-step instructions from beginning to a final masterpiece of art. Our reference is of a Grandpa proudly showing his grandson his corn fields on his farm.

In this welcoming lecture, Bev will briefly speak about the information that your paint label tubes are telling you!


Print off the PDF attached to this lecture. It will have 5 pages of Step by Step Instructions & a Supply List. Once you have all your supplies, we will start transferring the image in Lecture 3.


You will find a transfer sheet with the outline of this reference at the end of the instructional guide. Tape the computer sheet to a window so that the backside can be traced with a lead pencil. Once finished, flip the transfer paper to the front side and tape it the watercolour paper. Use a pen and go over again all the lines. Remove the transfer paper and 'voila' the image outline is on the watercolour paper. Now use a mechanical pencil and sketch finer details that wasn't transferred. By doing this, you are becoming familiar with the reference.


Protect your whites by using masking fluid or frisket.Apply it to the hands, heads and shirts of both the grandpa and grandson.


Adding washes of colour onto wet paper, creates a light and soft background for the sky and the bottom half of the painting.


We are now starting to paint the background of grasses, corn fields and distant trees.


At this point take off all the masking fluid.  Look at the grandpa's and grandson's hands. We will be doing negative painting the background behind the hands.


The reference shows clearly the light of the sun and the shadow areas on both the Grandpa and Grandson. By painting all the shadows now, it will provide the underpainting for the suggestion of shadows!


Now the fun begins; lets start painting clothes and flesh and paint over the shadows.


One of watercolourist last steps, is to paint the DARK colours to the painting. All of a sudden your masterpiece is alive! From light values, medium values and dark values which all create contrast in your painting.


We now have to anchor the grandpa and grandson's feet to the ground, by painting tall grasses and shadows.


Your painting is now ready to observe from a distance. Ask your self, do I need more darks? Is there parts of my painting that I can not see? If you are satisfied and happy, be proud of your Masterpiece of "Proud Grandpa".

Here are a summary of the main techniques taught in this workshop:

  • Painting flesh tones
  • Observing how light and shadows react on clothing
  • Paint strong shadows and colours on clothing to create contrast

Happy Painting


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Instructor Biography

Bev Morgan, Professional Artist and Teacher

Proud member of the Southampton Art Gallery and School in Canada since 2011. I have enjoyed my two passions 'travel and watercolours' by teaching on art conventions and on two cruise lines. I’ve learned to instill art appreciation to my students and promote creativity. I have proved the ability to maintain a highly motivated classroom and offer individualized support and provide encouragement to ensure that each student succeeds. I am mostly self taught, but enjoy taking workshops with other artists to learn and continuing growing as an artist.

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