Trees in Watercolours
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Trees in Watercolours

Go from a non-painter to a watercolourist with confidence with a little help from Bev!
5.0 (5 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.
17 students enrolled
Created by Bev Morgan
Last updated 10/2016
English
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Includes:
  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 6 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Learn basic watercolour techniques and create a beautiful "Birch trees" painting to be proud of!
  • Review of Colour Theory by creating a Colour Wheel, and playing with complementary colours
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Requirements
  • Basic watercolour supplies, including paper, brushes and paints
Description
At the end of this course, we have a beautiful, final masterpiece "Birch trees" to be proud of. I would love to see your paintings that you have created!
•This course provided step by step instructions, so anyone can learn basic watercolour techniques and develop their personal skills in future paintings.
•We reviewed tools of the trade such as watercolour paper, paints and brushes. The most common watercolour paper is cold pressed because it gives a nice surface texture to paint on. In this course, Watercolour paints come in either tubes or small pans. Brushes are made with Natural hairs, synthetic or blended. In this course we used only two types: round and flat.
• The Bonus lecture introduced basic colour theory. Students were able to create their own Colour Wheel and see for themselves the magic of secondary colours appearing.
• This course was especially made for beginner students to encourage them to pick up a brush and have fun by 'doing'.

Happy Painting

Bev
Who is the target audience?
  • This course is suited for the "Beginner" painter who always wanted to learn but afraid to start!
  • No prior painting skills required
  • This course is too basic for seasoned watercolour artists
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Curriculum For This Course
10 Lectures
01:29:33
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Section 1:This first module are great for beginner painters!
10 Lectures 01:29:33

Welcome to this watercolour course for those students who have never picked up a brush! These step by step instructions will guide you to create your first painting by learning basic watercolour techniques!

Preview 00:48

When you are new to a new medium, it's great to have an explanation of the tools used: such as paper, brushes and watercolour paints! Pdf file is attached with the information

Preview 16:22

Before any project, we have to get our supplies organized so that we can start painting! Supply list provided at the end of Lecture 3 video

Lecture 3 - Getting Organized
05:03

This lecture will review the techniques used in developing our 'Birch Trees Watercolour painting'. You can practise "Wet on Wet", "making shadows", Salt, and Splattering.

Lecture 4 - Let's do some Techniques
09:38

Since we don't have white paint, we will protect our trees using masking tape and masking fluid.

Lecture 5 - Protecting the whites
07:28

The fun begins... we will starting painting our wet on wet techniques on the background of the trees. Enjoy sprinkling salt and splattering the paints!

Lecture 6 - Fun with Background
11:25

When our background is dry, the masking tape and masking fluid is removed and we can starting painting shadows our trees. Because we use non-staining or lift-able colours, we can easily lift and create new branches!

Lecture 7 - Lifting and Shadows
10:32

Time to add some dark colours on our birch trees creating unusual bark. Also we can add some dark contrast in our background to add more dimension to our trees!

Lecture 8 - Wet on Dry
11:39

In this final lecture, we see our final masterpiece "Birch trees". With step by step instructions, anyone can learn basic watercolour techniques and develop skills in future paintings. We reviewed tools of the trade such as watercolour paper, paints and brushes. This course was especially made for beginner students to encourage them to pick up a brush and have fun by 'doing'.

Lecture 9 - Conclusion
01:32

The Colour Wheel shows that a painting can be done with a limited colour range. Discover how easy it is to create secondary colours (orange, green, violet) from our primary colours (Red, Blue, Yellow).

Neutral or Grey can be easily made by using complementary colours.

In watercolours, painting in shadows adds dimension to your painting. An easy shadow mixture of adding Alizarin crimson with a grey mixture (Ultramarine blue and Burnt sienna) is great to use!

Lecture 10 Bonus - Colour Theory
15:06

After completing and passing the quiz, I will forward a certificate Module 1 'Birch Trees' Watercolour painting. Thank you for your enrollment in this course!

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About the Instructor
Bev Morgan
5.0 Average rating
10 Reviews
60 Students
8 Courses
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.