Painting Liquid & Glass Like An Award-Winning Watercolorist
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Painting Liquid & Glass Like An Award-Winning Watercolorist

100% Satisfaction Guarantee: love it or your money back. Features a 2-time Teacher Of The Year and award-winning painter
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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.
8 students enrolled
Created by Steve Curl
Last updated 5/2016
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  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Paint liquid & glass—which are notoriously tricky—like an award-winning painter!
  • Draw accurately using perspective & angles so paintings look realistic, not distorted.
  • Properly plan paintings in pencil so there's less risk of painting yourself into a corner.
  • Arrange interesting still-life compositions and avoid boring ones.
  • Mix accurate colors that look like real-life objects.
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  • Any watercolor brush
  • Any brand of watercolor paint
  • Any brand of watercolor paper
  • Any pencil

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Summary & Preview

  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee: love it or your money back, no questions asked
  • 1 hour & 24 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:

  • Shiny objects
  • Liquid
  • Reflective glass
  • Subtle shadows

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?
  • 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 liquid & glass with ease.
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Curriculum For This Course
6 Lectures
Painting a Glass of Wine and Lemon
6 Lectures 01:24:21

This is the first step towards any watercolor painting you intend to paint. Before jumping into the fun and colorful segment of this art, you must first help yourself visually by drawing a visual reference known as a "configuration" to guide yourself. 

Preview 15:38

After completing the initial thumbnail, you will then sketch the actual configuration using your thumbnail as a visual tool. Steve Curl explains the importance of perspective, asymmetry, and being attentive to details such as reflections. 

Materials required for this lecture include HB or 2B pencil and a kneaded eraser. 

How to pre-sketch a painting like an award-winning painter

Once the first sketch is completed, you will now take your brushes, paint, and other materials to start the best part: Painting! As Steve Curl guides you along this segment, watch and listen as he introduces the concept of mixing colors and applying both hard shadow and soft shadow to objects. 

Materials featured (and mentioned): Stratford & York Warwick Series: Round sable brush (sizes 1, 2, 4, 6, 8, 10), Paint: Cadmium Yellow Light, Cadmium Yellow Orange, Ultramarine Deep, Cerulean Blue, Opera

Painting shiny objects and shadows without panicking

Continuing to apply the shadows, Steve Curl brings edges into the demonstration. Using the darker colors on the palette along with smaller brushes, edges are important for separating elements within a painting and outlining each object and their shadows.  

Painting the details that add "polish" to your painting

After applying the shadows, cleaning up the edges, and coloring in the wine, Steve Curl discusses the element of light and implements the balance of light onto the objects. Later, he  adds a background element to bring more color and variation to the painting. 

How to paint light & reflections without looking like an amateur

After allowing the paint to dry, Steve Curl puts some finalizing touches on this beautiful painting. It is important to observe his method upon finishing a work of art. Remember to stay vigilant towards the smallest details and not to worry about any mistake. After all, it takes time and effort to harness information and build off your own experience. 

How to really finish a painting
About the Instructor
Steve Curl
4.6 Average rating
133 Reviews
2,902 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