Begin Creative Watercoloring OUTSIDE | Ron Mulvey✏️ | Skillshare

Begin Creative Watercoloring OUTSIDE

Ron Mulvey✏️, Artist / Art Teacher

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12 Videos (2h 1m)
    • Intro Begin Creative Watercoloring Outdoors

    • Begin Creative Watercoloring Materials

    • Flower Drawing Warmups

    • How To Start Sketching

    • Watercoloring Your Sketch

    • Fine Tuning Your Sketch

    • The Wild Lupin Quest

    • Drawing In The English Garden

    • Laying Down Color Notes

    • Polishing Up Your Watercolor

    • Painting With Opaque White Watercolor

    • Preview For Next Class


About This Class


Watch as I teach you how to gather inspiration and information outside with a simple and direct 'sketching method' that I have used for over 30 years as a professional artist.  This simple technique used by professional watercolor artists will bring depth, expression, and nuance to your watercolor paintings.

No experience needed and no student ever left behind! 

As a professional landscape artist, I've painted thousands of watercolor paintings and studied hundreds of books from the old classical masters and those who have shaped our Modern Times.

In my studio and in the field, I'll show you how to capture those things you love to draw and paint. We will finish up with a few color notes and details that will give you a  finished work of art that you will be proud of.

Watch as I teach you the simple outdoor watercoloring  techniques step-by-step. These are the techniques used by professional artists. 

By the end of this course, you'll be able to: 

  • Create bold and expressive watercolors with a simple mastery of the Watercoloring Outside Style
  • Learn the secrets to getting depth and expression into your outdoor watercolor paintings.
  • Relax and learn—you'll never be left behind and no experience is required to master this wonderfully simple outdoor technique. 

This course focuses on Painting Flowers Outside. The skills and techniques you will learn can be applied to any subject matter outdoors or indoors. You will begin to master the greatest creative skill that an artist can develop; the ability to see and respond to what you are experiencing.

The Flower Doodle was presented at the end of our last class Begin Creative Flower Watercoloring and I will be showing you how I develop it with Opaque White Watercolor paint in the studio.

We will cover some drawing skills and painting techniques that will really help your Watercoloring practice.


There are 3 Demos in this class that you can learn from and a few Warm Up exercises that will demonstrate the skills needed for you to participate in this class. Feel free to look around and explore which section you would like to start with.

Ron will provide you with some expert advice on 'gathering yourself creatively' so you can expect a very successful outcome from this  Outdoor and Indoor course.

Learn how to avoid the common pitfalls of Watercolors.

YOU CAN DO THIS! There are no mistakes in art!

Here are our 3 Outdoor Demos that will guide you step by step into the great outdoors and then back to the studio for 'polish' time.



Join the Adventure!


You will love the 4 in 1 below. 


See You In Class, Ron






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Ron Mulvey✏️

Artist / Art Teacher

My name is Ron Mulvey. I've been working as a full-time artist since 1980. I have had the pleasure of teaching art since 1983 and have taught thousands of classes on drawing and painting. I would consider it a privilege to assist you in achieving  your artistic goals.  

I have taught the basic and advanced mechanics and principles which give us the skill and confidence to express creatively, for the past 30 years. Sharing them is my passion!

One of my very favorite projects was an art book for children called the Artabet. It teaches children how to draw using 6 universal lines (similar to how vowels are the building blocks of Languages). is now in 8 countries and is used by over 800  schools worldwide as their basic art curriculum.

I live and work at home with my first love Sara, who is the other half of our Art and Music School, on a pristine acreage by the Little Slocan River in British Columbia, Canada.

Sara and I love it when the kids come home and they bring their kids with them. The Skillshare Cooking Classes really helps us when there's 15 for dinner.

You can see my landscape art at  

You can buy my Artabet book here


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