Confident Watercolors: Dealing with Mistakes

Amarilys Henderson, Watercolor Illustrator, Design Thinker

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8 Videos (19m)
    • Oops Intro

    • Step 1

    • Step 2

    • Step 3

    • Step 4

    • Oops Class Project

    • Oops Case Study

    • Oops Closing

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About This Class



Ever heard or thought watercolor is so hard because you can't make a mistake? Not true. Mistakes are had. How you deal with those mistakes makes all the difference. 

In this second installment of the Confident Watercolors Series, we embrace the inevitable: mistakes! Learning to handle mistakes in watercolor is key to feeling comfortable with them. This "Oops." class will give you a step-by-step process to facing, dealing with, and correcting your own oops moments. Implementing these four steps will speed up your confidence when facing your next piece!

What You'll Learn:

  • The 4 steps to dealing with most mistakes in watercolor--complete with examples and demos
  • You'll watch Amarilys exercise these steps in a case study piece--walking through her thought process while understanding how these steps work together.
  • Gain a more accurate awareness for how watercolor paints work

Get comfortable with the process and enjoy your painting sessions more deeply!

Enroll to join our class of imperfect painters creating beautifully bold things.





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Good ideas on how to fix your mistakes in watercolor.
Sandi Keene

Show Art Who is Boss!

Great thought process for how to fix, distract, or celebrate mistakes. Enjoyed the case study!
Great tips!! It's always useful to know how to deal with mistakes in watercolor. Thanks.





Amarilys Henderson

Watercolor Illustrator, Design Thinker

Hey there! I'm Amarilys. I process on paper and I problem-solve with keystrokes.

As a commercial illustrator, I've had the pleasure of bringing the dynamic vibrance of colorful watercolor strokes to everyday products. My work is licensed for greeting and Christmas cards, art prints, drawing books, and home decor items. My design background influences much of my recent work, revolving around typography and florals.

While my professional work in illustration is driven by t...

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