Bumblebee. A Free-Flow Watercolour Master Class with Jane Davies | Jane Davies | Skillshare

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Bumblebee. A Free-Flow Watercolour Master Class with Jane Davies

teacher avatar Jane Davies, Professional Artist and Teacher

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Lessons in This Class

10 Lessons (56m)
    • 1. Introduction

      3:25
    • 2. Materials

      5:09
    • 3. Sketching Out

      2:25
    • 4. Lavender

      4:47
    • 5. Bee Body

      9:35
    • 6. Wing and Antennae

      4:37
    • 7. Eye

      3:08
    • 8. Finishing Off

      7:19
    • 9. Final Thoughts

      1:08
    • 10. Bumblebee Bonus Extra

      14:43
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About This Class

Have you always wanted to create beautiful, quick flowing art in watercolour with the simplest of touches, then let me show you how! 

In this class I will show you how create this bumblebee in just one layer, it’s a technique that I’ve perfected over many years, along with the lavender. As with my other classes we paint wet on wet, it’s such a liberating technique, and will certainly put a big smile on your face.

Even if you're new to watercolour this bumblebee is a lovely introduction into wet on wet and my style of painting. Though if you want something a little easier try my beginner classes which can be found on my channel 

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I will show you:

  • How to create the bumblebee in just one layer, by adding colours on top of one another 
  • How to achieve those wonderful loose lavender stems
  • How to work quickly and confidently with wet paint, by getting the timings right
  • How to use one brush with many different paint effects 
  • How to pull the painting together with the smallest of tweaks at the end

You will be painting this fuzzy bumblebee and lavender and be amazed and inspired to add these simple techniques into your future artwork with confidence

Past reviews

"There is only one word to describe Jane Davies' classes - MAGICAL!”

“My favourite tutorial to date on Skillshare. Jane Davies is amazing--thank you for for teaching me how to create something I love”

"Highly recommend this class. Jane has a different way of painting in watercolor, straight from the tube. For me, this resulted in the best watercolor painting I have ever done. She gives clear instructions, step by step, and works at a pace that is not overwhelming. I cannot wait to try another one of her classes"

“Thank you sooooo much! I've been waiting for your class to start. I'm thrilled. Love you’re easy to follow style. As a beginner, it means a lot to me to be able to follow the lesson well. Looking forward to the next one”

“This is a great video class by the very generous teacher Jane Davies. I really enjoyed attempting this with Jane's unusual but effective technique. Thank you Jane”

"Wonderful class. Jane is an excellent teacher, guiding you through each stage with clear instructions and demonstrations. I love her friendly, informal style”

"I already adore Jane's work and this class couldn't be different. She has magical hands to bring beautiful images to life in watercolour, and this beginner's exercise is a great way to get rid of our fear to work with this medium. I had so much joy, it was relaxing and I got confident of using paint on wet without that feeling that "I'm gonna ruin everything”

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Jane Davies

Professional Artist and Teacher

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Let me tell you a bit about myself...

I’m an international selling artist specialising in painting pet portraits and wildlife. I live, paint, teach and walk my lovely spaniel in the beautiful South Downs National Park, England

Over the last ten years, I’ve taught myself the watercolour techniques you see today. Not having been to art school, finding my own way has been fun and sometimes daunting but has allowed me to develop my own unique style

 

  

 

In 2016 I began teaching my free flow methods to small groups of beginner artists. After a move in 2018, I was fortunat... See full profile

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