Painting Wild Fennel In Watercolor
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Painting Wild Fennel In Watercolor

Using a variety of techniques we will create depth to this watercolor using layers of texture
4.9 (12 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.
69 students enrolled
Created by Jean Lurssen
Last updated 10/2016
English
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Includes:
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 2 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Create depth to your watercolors by building layers of texture
  • Use masking fluid to preserve the whites
  • Paint background washes wet-in-wet
  • Use warm and cool colors for important contrast
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Requirements
  • Materials include, masking fluid, watercolor paints, brushes, water, wooden skewer, palette knife or mapping pen
Description

If you struggle to paint loosely in watercolor this course is for you. Paint Wild Fennel using wet-in-wet, masking, and layering techniques. Using these easy-to-follow steps you can create watercolors with depth - even if you are just a beginner.

Work at your own Pace with unlimited access at anytime. Once you purchase this course you have life-time access.

The course includes

  • Layering techniques to create depth to your watercolors
  • Masking to preserve the lights
  • Painting wet-in-wet
  • How to paint bakcground washes
  • Mixing greens
  • Using warm and cool colors for important contrasts
Who is the target audience?
  • This course is for anyone interested in improving their watercolor skills - whether you are a beginner or an experienced watercolororist wanting to learn new techniques
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Curriculum For This Course
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About The Course
1 Lecture 01:18

The course includes:

  • Layering techniques to create depth to your watercolors
  • Masking to preserve the lights
  • Painting wet-in-wet
  • How to paint bakcground washes
  • Mixing greens
  • Using warm and cool colors for important contrasts


Preview 01:18
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Materials
1 Lecture 04:44

A guide to the materials for painting Wild Fennel. A pdf list is included for download.

Preview 04:44
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Your Composition And The Use Of Masking Fluid
2 Lectures 11:42

After lightly sketching out your composition, follow the steps to mask out the flower heads and preserve the whites of the paper for texture and also the flowerheads.

Preview 07:04

Adding the background wash with a wet-in-wet technique using different shades of green and blue.

The First Wash
04:38
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The Background Washes
1 Lecture 06:09

After the first wash has dried we need to evaluate if we need to add a second wash in some areas.

Adding more texture
06:09
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The Finishing Stages
2 Lectures 21:05

You can use a kneaded eraser of your fingers to remove the masking fluid. Use your rigger brush for painting the flower heads and don't try to be too exact about filling in the florets. Leave a few whites for highlights.

Removing the masking fluid and painting in the flower heads
09:57

Discover how to paint the stems without using a brush and add the fine leaves that fennel has for the finishing touches.

Adding the final touches
11:08
About the Instructor
Jean Lurssen
4.4 Average rating
101 Reviews
1,161 Students
4 Courses
Watercolorist

The luminosity of watercolors is what fascinates and draws me to this medium. I like creating textures and continually try to stretch the boundaries of watercolor. I experiment with materials and media to get the results I want.

My paintings are influenced by the shapes in nature and the beautiful surroundings of Northern California and by my previous life living in England, South Africa, and Zimbabwe.

I studied painting at the Rhodesian School of Art in Zimbabwe and for four years in California with master watercolorist, Jerry Stitt, AWS. I live in Marin County, California which has many unspoiled coastal areas, nature parks and trails that inspire many of my paintings.

My art has been bought by people in the USA, Switzerland, South Africa and the UK.