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Beginner Watercolor Painting Birch Tree Easy - Step by Step

Kellie Chasse, Artist & Instructor 14+ Years ✅

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16 Videos (46m)
    • Into Summer Birch

    • Birch Summer Drawing

    • Birch Summer Practice Sky

    • Birch Summer Water

    • Birch Summer Gouache

    • Birch Summer Background Trees

    • Birch Summer Tree Details

    • Birch Summer Grass

    • Birch Summer Grass Details

    • Birch Summer Practice Birch Bark

    • Birch Summer Bark

    • Birch Summer Water Details

    • Birch Summer Shading Trees

    • Birch Summer Grass Shading

    • Birch Summer Practice Lupines

    • Birch Summer Final


About This Class


Watercolor Painting Course step by step for all levels  - Create a lovely Summer Birch Tree Scene

Step by Step Easy for Beginners and more intermediate painters that are looking to enjoy some creative time -  I'll cover my easy steps to create this Summer Birch Tree Watercolor Painting with you.

Create and have fun! In this course you will learn simple watercolor and gouache techniques and how I use them step by step in REAL TIME to create this beautiful Summer Birch Tree Scene.


This is an Beginner to Intermediate course for those of you that want to develop your skills with Watercolor. I'll take you through the entire video of my steps and process to create this Scene. 

In this course  will cover: 

  • Materials needed 
  • Practice Sessions
  • Learn to prepare your watercolor paper.
  • Create a wet in wet background technique to create a soft flowing clouds.
  • How to layer the watercolors and placement of shadows using a brush for a  details. 
  • How to create the appearance of texture and the illusion of flowers.

Painting is a lifetime skill that anyone can learn and enjoy. Over 1000's of happy students are already creating some lovely masterpieces taking my Live and Online classes using watercolors, Alcohol Inks, Resin, and Jewelry! So come be creative with me and enjoy all the compliments to come on your own special art creations you will soon be hanging!

With the right instruction and a little bit of practice, you too will soon be able to make your own stunning art pieces!

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IMPORTANT - Not all artist allow this so please check and follow all copy write laws.

As an artist, I personally never mind when someone copies my work to practice their techniques. I just ask that if you post it anywhere that you give credit to either my courses or my links as the artist that created the image. 

Feel free to find my social media platforms in the profile section. You can use #kcfacourse to post your work on social media so we can all see you work!

Happy Painting!


Safety Note:  When using paints and chemicals please adhere to any and all manufacturer safety guidelines with these products.  If you have specific safety questions or concerns please contact the product's manufacturer.


Materials Needed for this Watercolor Course 

In this Demo I use Ultramarine Blue, Lemon Yellow, Sap Green, Veridian Green, Raw Umber, Alizarin Crimson, and White Gouache.

  • Best option for watercolor Paper  Arches Brand but any will do. (5x7") is recommend for beginners but feel free to go larger! 

  • Optional: Mat and Frame (Sized to fit your painting)

  • Backer Board or something to tape down the paper onto (cardboard is fine)

  • Blue painters tape or masking tape

  • Black Sharpie for signing work (or paints)

  • Small detail brush (Size 0 or 1) Nylon will hold less paint to create smaller dots/details.

  • Oval Wash Brush

  • Mixing Tray

  • 2 Small Containers for Water (One to rinse and one for clean)

  • Paper Towels

  • Chinese White (in watercolor palette can be used in place of gouache {harder to achieve results} but you must use very little water to achieve this since it is not an opaque paint).

  • PLEASE NOTE  you may, chose to create a different sized painting or use other colors in place of the materials that I use. Please keep in mind that when you do this, especially with larger paintings, you may need more inks and blending solution or other items than what I use in the demos.


I find that most high end Art supplies stores have all the supplies needed. I try to keep the amount of items and materials limited while giving a bit of variety to the design and openness for expression.

Here are 5 things you should do to never miss an update or tip!

I have added some links for the supplies that will be needed in this course. You may find it helpful to see a picture of the products if you are new to this medium. 

1. Sign up for my Email Newsletter for Coupons and up to date information on New Classes!

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3. I would love for you to say Hello On Facebook or Instagram and post your Painting on Social Media using #kcfacourse   (So all students can see your work).

4. Ask to be added to our Students ONLY group - Kellie Chasse Online Painting Facebook Page

5. Check out the Blog and sign up for updates in RSS feed, I provide lots of content on there.






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Kellie Chasse

Artist & Instructor 14+ Years ✅

Kellie Chasse Simple Living, Full Time Artist, and Instructor from Maine

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