7 Watercolor Painting Exercises: The Art of Light
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7 Watercolor Painting Exercises: The Art of Light

Learn watercolor painting with one color, one brush, one egg and some exercises of light. Welcome to Watercolour Art!
3.9 (5 ratings)
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Last updated 8/2015
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Includes:
  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 2 Articles
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Control and master watercolor light
  • Painting Watercolor with a solid base
  • Create professional monochrome watercolors
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Requirements
  • Black watercolor
  • One brush
  • Some watercolor paper
Description

Watercolor is a technique that you can have a lot of fun with and that can even surprise you, because there are many elements that have a life of their own.

But with Watercolor art, there is no going back, i.e. you can´t make any changes. It is also a very fast painting technique, and we have to improvise a lot. That´s why you have to learn to master it from the beginning, so you can later work more easily and skillfully.

How can we learn to paint in watercolor?

I think it takes practice to master it, and it can´t be achieved by painting just one picture. That's why I´ve given myself the challenge of creating a course that really teaches you how using a series of exercises that increase in difficulty and explore all technical aspects of watercolor, putting them into practice, and learning to control them from zero.

The Watercolor painting Course

In this course, we will learn to paint in watercolor using:

  • one color
  • one brush
  • and one type of paper.

With these materials, we will do 7 exercises looking at different types of light, i.e., direct light, indirect light, shine and backlighting; To do so, we will use a basic shape that is "the egg" as it is a simple form that will allow us to really focus on watercolor art techniques without being distracted by other issues and so we can really learn to gain control and master it.

I hope you like this watercolour course, you learn a lot, have fun and enjoy with these art exercices.

Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone wanting to enjoy watercolor painting
  • Painting Fans
  • Watercolor amateurs
  • Painters interested in developing lighting techniques in watercolor
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Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 11 Lectures Collapse All 11 Lectures 01:27:56
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Introduction, materials and preparations
4 Lectures 05:41


List of materials
00:30

Here you can view and download the images we will use in each exercise.

Pictures
00:17
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Six watercolor exercises
6 Lectures 01:02:25
Exercise 1: The Light
07:18

Exercise 2: The Shadow and the Backlight
11:22

Exercise 3: The direct light and the indirect light
11:14

Exercise 4: The glare effect
09:22


Exercise 6: The cast shadow
16:48
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Final Exercise: All in one
1 Lecture 19:59
Exercise 7: Backlight (Advanced)
19:59
About the Instructor
Juan Manuel Santaella
4.3 Average rating
33 Reviews
713 Students
4 Courses
Artista plástico, pintor, arquitecto y profesor de arte.

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Hola, yo soy Juanma Santaella y soy pintor de vocación y arquitecto de formación. He expuesto mi obra en ferias como ARCO Madrid y en Galerías de diferentes ciudades como Berlín, Barcelona, Valencia o Sevilla. También he ganado numerosos premios, entre los que podría destacar el Premio “Generaciones" de Caja Madrid. He sido profesor de la Escuela Massana de Arte y Diseño, Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona, e impartido masterclases, entre otros lugares, en la Escuela de Arquitectura de Sevilla.

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I am a painter and architect. I have exhibited my work in fairs such as ARCO Madrid and in Galleries of different cities like Berlin, Barcelona, Valencia, o Sevilla. I have also won numerous awards, among which could highlight the "Generations" Award of Caja Madrid. I've been a teacher at the Massana School of Art and Design, University of Barcelona, and taught master classes, among other places, at the School of Architecture of Sevilla.