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Make Art, Paint A Watercolor Painting - Easy Birch Trees

Bring Out Your Inner Artist - Learn to paint this fall scene with birch trees.
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Created by Kellie Chasse
Last updated 4/2016
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  • 42 mins on-demand video
  • 2 Supplemental Resources
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What Will I Learn?
Understand the supplies you need for a basic watercolor painting.
How to prep your paper and paints.
Create a fall scene with birch trees.
Frame your newly created piece of art.
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  • You will need your starting supplies, but I have been teaching since 2007, so just bring your positive attitude and love of art (along with your supplies).
  • Please print off the PDF Material List - simple, easy and minimal supplies needed for this class.

My classes are designed for beginners. Have you ever wanted to try a Paint Night at a local restaurant, well my classes are similar in ease but I use watercolors! They are simple and made to assist those who feel they can not paint a stick. I've heard that many times over the years. My classes do not include boring academics, but rather the fun and joy of experimenting and completing something the very first time. The great thing about the video is you can pause, replay and watch them as many times as you need to. You can do a scene several times until you feel like you have it down.

We will be painting a beautiful birch tree scene. Living in Maine, we get to watch the seasons change every year and adding an autumn scene to my art classes is only natural. I will also show you how to frame your work of art once completed.

You will learn some techniques and a dash of theory through watching my classes, but I do not get in depth like you would in an academic atmosphere.

Please enjoy my class and I love to hear feedback and even share your art in the reviews. I take your feedback seriously and use it to improve my classes for everyone.

Have a wonderful day!
Who is the target audience?
  • Ever wanted to try a Paint Night at a restaurant? This is similar but with Watercolors.
  • This course is simple, easy, and for beginners not for someone looking for academics or theory.
  • We will not be going over color theory or academics in this course.
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Curriculum For This Course
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The Birch Tree Watercolor Lecture
9 Lectures 42:24

This video is both the introduction to the course and the materials needed to create your own piece of art. You can also open the PDF that has a list of the materials so you can purchase them online or at your local art shop as needed.

Preview 01:35

I will show you the materials needed to get started painting and we will also go over how to tape your watercolor paper to get started.

Preview 02:52

We will begin sketching the birch trees that we will be painting. Remember you can pause, and replay these videos as many times as you need to get it just the way you want.

Sketching in Your Birch Trees

We'll be painting our backgrounds using a wet on wet technique. Make sure to keep your painting wet

while adding all your colors. You may want to work a bit faster for this section.

Painting Your Background

How to blow dry your work so far and then painting the rest of the background.

Blow Drying Your Painting and More Background Work

We will go over how to add your trees to the painting.

Adding Trees with Gouache

Let's create some detail in our watercolor birch trees.

Detailing Your Trees

We will work on the final touches for your painting. Remember you want to sign all your original work, so everyone knows who the artist was. I hope you enjoyed the class. I really appreciate reviews on my courses, so I can continue to improve and provide you with the best learning experience possible.

Finishing Up Our Painting & Signing

A quick tutorial on how to properly frame your work of art once completed. This is basic framing to save you money and still be able to hang your work in your home or office protected.

Preview 15:42
About the Instructor
4.8 Average rating
372 Reviews
1,289 Students
17 Courses
Professional Artist and Instructor

Kellie Chasse is a Simply Living, Debt Free, Professional Artist and instructor from Maine, who loves to share her favorite painting techniques with students from all over the world, folks just like you who may be looking for a simple easy step by step way to create with Alcohol Inks or watercolor.  With her online courses you will learn some basic painting techniques while enjoying simple, REAL TIME, painting steps and some creative/play time.

Learn the quick ins and outs of painting a particular scene.  Each painting class has it's own techniques and with each new painting course you take, the more you will learn. 

Kellie was born on Earth Day April 22 and her work definitely reflects a free spirit, love and compassion for "Mother Earth". Her work can be found all over the world. She has been the featured Artist at the Portland International Jetport in Maine since 2014. You can find Kellie's website and social media links in her profile, as well as her YouTube channel for tips and mini techniques.  Kellie also sells originals, prints and cards through many venues including wholesale in her etsy shop under the same name (Kellie Chasse Fine Art). 

Kellie has been teaching since 2007 and specializes in helping folks learn by creating simple, easy, step by step, classes. She has spent many years perfecting her art and breaking down the steps for beginners and for those that are just looking for some Art Therapy or relaxation. Please join one of Kellie's Art courses today and let her guide you on your own creative journey!

Here are some recent reviews from  ART STUDENTS:


I have been a Bob Ross certified instructor for 26 years and I have taught in various venues. Kelly is very clear in her instructions and she makes it easy to follow what she is doing. The class is simple enough for beginners and yet she gives the student plenty of room for creating a little on their own. The instruction on the supplies was also clear and easy to follow.

~Cherly M.

★★★★★ "ENJOYED"

"I enjoyed doing this this painting. I am new to watercolor. Was able to follow, having to go back occasionally. Will probably do this painting several times just for the practice. I contacted the Kellie Chasse sight because of interest in alcohol oil painting. So will be an active student for awhile to come. Thank you for a great beginning!!"  

~Kathleen F.

★★★★★ "BIG HELP"

"Because everything was explained so simply, and Kellie's painting in real time was a very big help. I intend to take more of her courses in the future."

~Jill B.

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