Confident Color Mixing to Create Successful Watercolors

Leyla Torres, Easy art projects to enrich your life

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38 Lessons (3h 25m)
    • 1. Welcome and brief Introduction

      1:55
    • 2. Watercolor supplies to maximize your budget

      10:03
    • 3. Helpful concepts for watercolor mixing

      5:57
    • 4. How much water to use when mixing colors

      5:11
    • 5. Method 1 -Tracing to watercolor paper

      2:40
    • 6. Working with split primaries

      5:23
    • 7. How to prepare secondary and tertiary colors

      8:34
    • 8. How to prepare complementary colors

      5:15
    • 9. How to prepare dozens of colors from a few tubes

      6:28
    • 10. Easy way to create a swarm of butterfly variations

      9:08
    • 11. Adding ornamental details

      4:42
    • 12. Method 2 -Tracing to watercolor paper

      1:59
    • 13. Yellow Butterfly STEP 1

      6:57
    • 14. Red Butterfly STEP 1

      4:43
    • 15. Blue Butterfly STEP 1

      7:30
    • 16. Yellow Butterfly STEP 2

      5:49
    • 17. Red Butterfly STEP 2

      4:30
    • 18. Blue Butterfly STEP 2

      6:06
    • 19. Yellow Butterfly STEP 3

      4:44
    • 20. Red Butterfly STEP 3

      3:15
    • 21. Blue Butterfly STEP 3

      4:39
    • 22. Orange Butterfly STEP 1

      7:32
    • 23. Green Butterfly STEP 1

      7:59
    • 24. Purple Butterfly STEP 1

      4:55
    • 25. Orange Butterfly STEP 2

      6:42
    • 26. Green Butterfly STEP 2

      2:59
    • 27. Purple Butterfly STEP 2

      7:04
    • 28. Yellow-brown Butterfly STEP 1

      3:10
    • 29. Red-brown Butterfly STEP 1

      2:37
    • 30. Blue-brown Butterfly STEP 1

      1:58
    • 31. Yellow-brown Butterfly STEP 2

      8:51
    • 32. Red-brown Butterfly STEP 2

      6:18
    • 33. Blue-brown Butterfly STEP 2

      3:53
    • 34. Yellow-brown Butterfly STEP 3

      5:27
    • 35. Red-brown Butterfly STEP 3

      5:58
    • 36. Blue-brown Butterfly STEP 3

      4:45
    • 37. Extra Inspiration A -Paint More!

      4:49
    • 38. Extra Inspiration B -Paint More!

      5:02

About This Class

Welcome to "Confident Color Mixing to Create Successful Watercolors"

This is, in fact, a fun watercolor course where I share with you my "Happy Butterfly Process to Mastering Watercolor" a friendly and easy way to sharpen your watercolor skills.

In this comprehensive class you will::

  • Learn to mix colors confidently and knowledgeably.
  • Find a happy medium between control and surprise.
  • Apply what you learn to your own favorite watercolor subjects.
  • Produce work that you are consistently proud of.

All the videos in this watercolor course are less than ten minutes and conclude at a natural stopping point. This makes it easier to learn new ideas and add them to your ever-expanding set of watercolor and artistic skills.

Who can take this watercolor class?
Whether you are a beginner or have had previous experience with watercolor, this course will provide you with new insights and methods to create luminous watercolor paintings with sensitivity and expertise.


The course is divided into SIX sections:

SECTION 1 (Videos 1 to 4) Materials and helpful concepts for watercolor mixing

Even if you already have watercolor supplies and/or knowledge of color principles, these videos are specific to watercolor. It's always beneficial to review the basics!
Also, they will help you take an inventory of whatever you might already have.

It includes two printable PDF files.
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SECTION 2 :: (Videos 5 to 9) Color Mixing Practice

Here you will develop a strong foundation, understanding, and practice of how to create a broad color palette using six basic colors.

It includes three printable PDF files
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SECTION 3 :: (Videos 10 to 12) A fun method of designing and drawing a multitude of butterfly variations

You will be working on creating and drawing the images of many different butterflies. You will learn an easy drawing technique that will give you great flexibility to create as many butterfly shapes and sizes as you desire, and address some basic methods of layout and composition.

It includes one printable PDF file

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SECTION 4 ::  (Videos 13, to 21) Three Steps to Make Your Colors Rich and Luminous 

In this module, the knowledge and skills you've developed in the use of color and composition will be applied to creating butterflies with enriched and varied primary colors of red, yellow, and blue. As you create your series of butterflies, you will understand how to apply color in layers to create effects that are dynamic, vibrant, and transparent and that have depth and richness. You will also learn how to express the subtleties of this beautiful subject of butterflies through color gradations.
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SECTION 5 (Videos 22 to 27) Creating Fresh Color Combinations that Enhance Each Other

This section continues watercolor practice modeled in the previous one. It will guide you to broaden the spectrum of colors on your palette for painting butterflies to include primary and secondary colors. This painting practice will give you a greater understanding of how primary and secondary colors can be used to complement and enhance each other. You will also work with hard and soft edges and lines.

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SECTION 6 (Videos 28 to 36) Combine Rich Browns with Primaries to Make Your Colors Sing

This module continues watercolor practice modeled in sections 4 and 5. It will guide you to broaden the spectrum of colors on your palette for painting butterflies to include combinations of primary and secondary colors, with luminous browns and grays.
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EXTRA => (Videos 37 and 38) Two short videos for more play and inspiration

I hope this course meets and exceeds your expectations.