Abstract Watercolor Paintings: Explore Through Freeform & Planned Process | Marie-Noëlle Wurm | Skillshare

Abstract Watercolor Paintings: Explore Through Freeform & Planned Process Staff Pick

Marie-Noëlle Wurm, Artist, illustrator, stargazer

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20 Lessons (1h 29m)
    • 1. Introduction

      2:14
    • 2. Materials

      3:50
    • 3. A Closer look at brushes

      4:10
    • 4. A Closer Look at Watercolors

      1:46
    • 5. Create Your Watercolor Library—Color Swatches

      7:26
    • 6. Two Methods

      0:30
    • 7. Freeform—The Improvisational Method

      1:10
    • 8. Art is About Choices

      1:40
    • 9. Freeform—First Steps

      2:31
    • 10. Freeform—Paint to Paper & Key Takeaways

      5:27
    • 11. Freeform—Development & Key Takeaways

      11:54
    • 12. Freeform—Another Example & Key Takeaways

      6:58
    • 13. Freeform—Become an Explorer and a Gatherer

      1:39
    • 14. Planned Process

      0:32
    • 15. Planned Process— Color Mix & Match

      1:54
    • 16. Planned process—Brainstorm With Thumbnails

      6:33
    • 17. Planned process—Paint to paper

      6:27
    • 18. Planned process—Development & Key Takeaways

      3:19
    • 19. Final thoughts

      1:43
    • 20. BONUS: Handmade Watercolors — Their qualities & particularities

      17:28
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Project Description

For this class, you'll create two abstract watercolor paintings, one for each method we looked at: 

  • Freeform/improvisation
  • Planned Process

Apply as little or as many principles that you've learned from the class, but most of all have fun!! If you feel like making more than 2 paintings, that's awesome!  Or if you only want to explore one of the two methods, that's fine too. I can't wait to see what you make!

You can find me on Instagram, Patreon & Etsy. If you share your paintings on Instagram, use the hashtag #marienoellewurmteaches so that I can find your projects over there & comment on them! :) 



If you want to check out some of my other classes, they're over here: 

Improve Your Ink Work: Brush Pen Adventures Through Lines & Textures ( selected as a Staff Pick!)

Fearless Art Jumpstart: A 14-Day Drawing Challenge to Unlock Your Creative Self

Drawing Plants & Leaves: Grow Your Unique Style Through a Visual Library 

Secrets, Tips & Tricks to Finding Your Voice as an Artist

Unleash Your Creativity: Draw Without Fear in 5 Simple Exercises


Student Projects

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Mirabelle Rose
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Lenna Heide
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Josie Adams
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Britt Wessel
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O' Ghost
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Jamie Lewis
Anna Mikelsone
5 comments
Peacock-ish abstract
Alaina Shea
Isa Cienfuegos
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Filipa Quadrado
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Marjorie G.
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Beckie Palmer
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