Watercolor painting for the complete beginner - First steps
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Watercolor painting for the complete beginner - First steps

Start painting in watercolors with this easy guide to the basic techniques. All you need to paint your first pictures.
4.4 (187 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
1,839 students enrolled
Created by Andy Walker
Last updated 12/2017
English
Current price: $11.99 Original price: $19.99 Discount: 40% off
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This course includes
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 5 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • ​At the end of the course you will have learned all the basics of watercolor painting, and you will have created two amazing paintings in watercolors.
Requirements
  • There is a short list of materials you will need included in the course. You can watch the video about materials free by clicking on the PREVIEW button on the course curriculum below.
Description

The course is for anyone who wants to learn to paint in watercolors but who does not know where to begin. At the start of the course I will show you what materials you will need, and how to set up a palette with colors. I keep these materials to a bare minimum so that it won't cost you the earth! There is then an exercise in mixing paint with water that will teach you how to get dark and light shades of the same color. Next you will learn how to lay down a flat wash and a wet-in-wet wash of color. These are things that you will do in all your paintings in the future and so are important to learn right from the start. At this stage we put all this together into an abstract painting.

The course continues with an exploration of the different marks that our brushes can make, and this will show you how to get great freedom and life into your paintings. We finish up with a landscape painting, shown step-by-step, which uses all these techniques put together.

Enroll on this course now and within an hour or two you will be familiar with all the basic techniques of watercolor painting, and you will have confidence to start painting for yourself. And there is no risk involved - there is a 30 day money back guarantee if you find it is not what you are looking for!

Course content
Expand all 12 lectures 51:36
+ Introduction
3 lectures 12:44

Here I will show you the paints, paper, brushes and few other bits and pieces that you will need. I've tried to keep it to a bare minimum to save you money!

Preview 10:28

Download the materials list here.

Preview 3 pages

Find out the best layout for your colors in your palette that will make color mixing a doddle!

Laying out your palette
02:16
+ Mixing paint and water
4 lectures 14:30

Learn how to get the right depth of color and how to control your runaway paint.

Getting the right mix
06:25

Washes are the basic tool of watercolor painting. Find out here how to lay down a perfect wash every time.

Preview 03:22

Cauliflowers are a common problem in watercolor painting. Find out what they are and how to avoid them.

Wet-in-wet washes
02:13

Use flat washes and wet-in-wet washes to create a lively and fun abstract painting!

Paint an Abstract Painting
02:30
+ Making marks
1 lecture 04:20

Learn how to hold and use a variety of brushes to make amazing marks and shapes.

Preview 04:20
+ What next?
3 lectures 02:23

What next? How can I continue to learn to paint in watercolors? Take a look at the accompanying pdf to see what I recommend.

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Find out how to mix colors
02:23

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