Watercolor Painting a Sunset Sky Using Only Imagination
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Watercolor Painting a Sunset Sky Using Only Imagination

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Created by Steve Curl
Last updated 6/2016
English
Current price: $12 Original price: $40 Discount: 70% off
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  • Certificate of Completion

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What Will I Learn?
  • Paint a colorful and dramatic sunset from imagination.
  • How to apply wet-on-wet wash techniques to blend sunset colors.
  • How to mix and choose the right colors for a vibrant sunset.
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Requirements
  • Purchase basic watercolor painting supplies
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Summary & Preview

  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee: love it or your money back, no questions asked
  • 39 minutes of high-definition video
  • Separated into stages so you can follow along at your own pace
  • Only basic watercolor supplies required: a pencil, a brush, some paints, paper and water
  • Award-winning, English-speaking instructor

Let the teacher take the difficulty out of the painting with easy-to-follow instructions, constant encouragement, and a great sense of humor.

What are the requirements?

  • Any watercolor brush
  • Any brand of watercolor paint
  • Any brand of watercolor paper
  • Any pencil
  • Clean water in a cup or bowl
  • HB or 2B pencil
  • Kneaded eraser
  • A container of water
  • A towel or rag to rest brushes on
  • Tissue or paper towel

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Paint the sunset sky and the palm trees—which are notoriously tricky—like an award-winning painter!
  • Properly plan paintings in pencil so there's less risk of painting yourself into a corner.
  • Framing and composing a painting based on imagination, not a reference photo
  • Mixing powerful color combinations for beautiful sunsets
  • Applying wet-on-wet wash techniques to paint a stunning sky
  • Using negative painting to create the illusion of brightness
  • Painting ripples in the water

What is the target audience?

  • For students who appreciate clear, easy-to-follow instructions and a 2-time Teacher Of The Year with a sense of humor.
  • For newcomers who have little to no experience with watercolor painting.
  • For art enthusiasts who believe in self-improvement and new skills.
  • Not for master painters who can already paint sunsets with ease.
Who is the target audience?
  • This course is meant for beginners interested in painting a scenic view requiring basic techniques.
  • This course is intended for people who want to learn how to watercolor paint shadows and skies.
  • This course not meant for painters who want to learn how to paint people and/or physical objects.
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Curriculum For This Course
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WaterColor Techniques for Painting a Sunset Sky
5 Lectures 39:02

Steve Curl begins this demonstration with his compositional sketch of palm trees, which will help define the layout of the sky and eventual colorful sunset. 

Preview 04:36

After completing his initial composition of palm trees, Steve introduces key terms like "hot spot", and begins mixing radiant colors in streaks to dissipate the sunset imagery to avoid stripes. 

Painting the Sky by Mixing Warm and Cool Colors
15:22

After letting his sunset painting dry for a given time, Steve "dives" into further detail with the "ripple effect" upon the ocean below the hot spot. 

Preview 07:01

After letting his sunset background dry completely, Steve begins painting his silhouette palm trees using ultramarine deep blue mixed with permanent alizarin crimson to create a rich dark color that is complimented with neutral tint. By combining these different paints together, Steve paints a very slick and realistic silhouette of a trio of palm trees. 

Painting the Silhouetted Palm Trees
09:06

By adding some small grass along the bottom of the painting to ground the palm trees, Steve finishes the sunset painting. 

Finishing Touches and Wrap Up
02:57
About the Instructor
Steve Curl
4.6 Average rating
148 Reviews
3,457 Students
4 Courses
2-Time Teacher Of The Year & Award-Winning Painter

Steve Curl is a rare individual; he's both an award-winning artist and an award-winning instructor who trained in art school years ago. He loves being outdoors painting landscapes and seascapes inspired by his travels. He regularly teaches in Palo Alto and Yosemite.

Recent Recognition 

Best In Show, "Landscapes & Seascapes" Pacific Art League of Palo Alto 2003 

Featured Exhibit, Annual Yosemite Renaissance Exhibition 2009, 2010 

Featured Exhibit, “The Light Of Landscape In Watercolor”, Portola Art Gallery 

Teacher Of The Year (Twice), Pacific Art League of Palo Alto