Watercolor Paint Realistic Snowy Trees & Bushes
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Watercolor Paint Realistic Snowy Trees & Bushes

100% Satisfaction Guarantee: love it or your money back. Features a 2-time Teacher Of The Year and award-winning painter
4.6 (134 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.
2,859 students enrolled
Created by Steve Curl
Last updated 6/2016
English
Price: Free
Includes:
  • 40 mins on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Study snowy trees to prepare for a painting.
  • Sketch realistic snowy trees without trees looking fake.
  • Draw and paint "negative space".
  • Use the "lost-and-found" technique.
  • Paint shadows on snow.
  • Use contrast to create depth in a painting.
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Requirements
  • Any watercolor brush
  • Any brand of watercolor paint
  • Any brand of watercolor paper
  • Any pencil
  • Clean water in a cup or bowl
  • Kneaded eraser
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Summary & Preview

  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee: love it or your money back, no questions asked
  • 40 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

Through teaching a still-life painting step-by-step, this 2-Time Teacher Of The Year shows you everything you need to know to paint tricky things such as:

  • Snow
  • Realistic snowy trees & bushes
  • Reflections

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

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is meant for newer artists who want to understand basic principles of watercolor painting.
  • This course is intended for you if you want to learn more techniques in watercolor painting..
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Curriculum For This Course
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The Snowy Tree and the Bush
5 Lectures 40:19

Steve Curl walks you through the importance of using a visual reference like a photograph or your own eyes on location before beginning your initial composition. Steve uses a stock photo of snowy trees at Yosemite for this demonstration. 

Brushes: Stratford & York Warwick Series: Round sable brush (size 4 and 8)

Getting Started: Visual Reference and Drawing
06:46

Now that the tree sketches are complete, Steve begins mixing different green paint and blue paint to fill the tree steadily. He follows through with adding a sky resulting from combining Cerulean Blue and Manganese Blue Nova; which also are used to create the angled shadow of the tree. 

Color, Balance, and Shadows
10:28

Steve continues his demonstration by starting his sketch work on a shrubbery bush accompanied by trees in the background. He emphasizes "asymmetrical balance". 

Finishing the Tree, Starting the Bush
05:02

Once the sketch is complete with the various sizes of trees and a few branches within the bush, Steve darkens the lower part of the bush to give it a shadow, and the key term "negative space" is introduced and applied. 

Bush adjoined with Group of Trees
11:07

Steve concludes this demonstration by adding light and shadow details to help separate the trees and the bush and reemphasizing the importance of observing the different colors and shadows of snowy trees in real life. 

Finishing Touches and Additional Detail.
06:56
About the Instructor
Steve Curl
4.6 Average rating
134 Reviews
2,912 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