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Creatively exploring colours with yellows using gouache or acrylic paints

teacher avatar Justine Van de weg, Only I have the choice to change within

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4 Lessons (16m)
    • 1. Introduction to goache painting flowers

    • 2. Goache flower 1

    • 3. Goache flower 2

    • 4. Goache flower 3

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About This Class

My name is Justine and in this specific course we will be learning how to explore creatively with yellow gouache paint.

Discover how to create 3 dimension with painting techniques

...This course is for you if you are ready to learn creative ways to blend your paint with cool painting styles.

I see people become frustrated thinking that they have to get things right the first time they paint.

The mistake that most people make is not giving themselves the opportunity to play, and think that mistakes are bad

I’m going to show you the tips and secrets to:

Discover 3 types of ways to blend your paint

How to paint dark to light shades

Create the cool painting of the flower

Come and join me and let's explore creatively with colour

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Justine Van de weg

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Hello, I'm Justine. I live in the UK with my husband and daughter, 2 dogs and 3 cats! Yes, I'd say we are pretty close to the Adams family household lol!

I am from Cape Town South Africa and have had the opportunity to be involved within the arts since birth. My father and step father were involved within the creative field of arts. My mother has an art school in Cape Town. My childhood was having my friends come to visit me rather watching my mother paint than play games! The thing is, I didn't appreciate how the art world would change my life. I remember this being the 'normal' way to live. I would sit at the back of my mother's lectures doing my school homework, not interested to draw or paint, because it was around me so much. When I became a teenager learning how to cope wit... See full profile

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1. Introduction to goache painting flowers: welcome to creatively exploring colors with yellows, mostly mixing and matching with girlish pains. Hi, my name is Justine, and in the specific course, you will be learning how to explore creatively, mixing various grade aeons of yellows using going paint, creating three dimension techniques that I'm going to teach you. This course is for you. If you are ready to learn creative ways to blend your paint was cool painting styles whether your choices to use go ish or acrylic paints, that's no problem at all. The mistake that most people make is not giving themselves the opportunity to play and think that mistakes are bad. I'm going to show you the tips and secrets to discover three types of ways to blend your painting styles. How to paint dark to light with your shades of yellows and create the coolest painting styles with this flower technique. Come on, join me and let's explore creatively with color 2. Goache flower 1: welcome to this video demonstration, mixing and experimenting with yellows. What you can do. It's a choice entirely up to you. If you want to, either use blue or red to start mixing with your yellow on. We're gonna place are pure color down first before we start the next age. For this demonstration, I will be using blue. The whole point of this exercise is to practice your Vernet with your yellows, seeing how you can actually add yellows in different percentages to your color. If you've done the color theory course one, your Vonette explains exactly how to do this. I will now be mixing 50% blue and 50% yellow. First, - it is about playing with your percentages. Using your palette knife. I'm going to demonstrate here that I want to try and make 60%. But if you look in the demonstration, I'll end up actually mixing a bit more yellow. So just go with a try it. Play with it. Remember, if you mix too much yellow into the color too quickly, just add the opposite color, which in this demonstration is blue. To get it back to 50 50% let me show you what happens when you experiment, adding different percentages off yellow to your canvas. As you can see with the demonstration off mixed my 50% yellow, my 50% blue. Then I've worked out using my palette knife, mixing 60% of yellow and 40% blue, and then I then makes to 70% of yellow and 30% blue. Let us now do the opposite and make 60% blue and 40% yellow. Let's now makes 70% blue and 30% yellow. Now I'm going to practice adding different amounts of what? So for the specific exercise of only separated into three kinds, you could use your palette knife to try this exercise. I'm only going to mix a little bit of white with my color, and then I'm going to mix a little bit more, possibly medium 50 50 and then makes a lot of white to your color. Let's do the same by adding white for the yellow. Your project now is to explore and play using yellow, mostly with a color off your choice. I've used the basics of the primary colors, the raid or the blue. You can pre makes your green, purple and orange, if you like whatever color you feel you would like to use, but mostly practice using your yellow. Then what you're going to do is mix and play with your percentages. Using your palette knife. Have a good mixing 50 50 60 40 70 30 off a color with yellow, and then you have are given the opportunity to use a little bit of white with these colors . This whole point of this exercise is to get you to not rely too much on white and to see the clear difference when you do add what to your project. 3. Goache flower 2: in this demonstration, I'm going to teach you various ways that you can paint your flower with your yellow paints . Your first step would be to add just your plain yellow on the leaf pickles as I'm demonstrating, making sure your colors have been premixed before in the Vernet demonstrated on the side. Now take while the yellow Pittle is wit, the next tone up from the yellow so you can see I haven't gone dark immediately. I've gone to the next stage off slightly darker than the yellow, and watch how I apply this. As you can see, I'm building up the color, but I'm working from light to dark. You can see a very thick line now separating the life from the dark. I'm going to show you how to soften that. While the paint is wit, take your yellow and agile yellow to the line that separates the actual two colors the yellow and the next, slightly dark color On top of it. It's almost like a feather like approach, and it will stop blending the two together. I'm now going to repeat the same process, and I'm now going to paint a slightly darker color on top of the two layers. The first light yellow, the second slightly darker color that's been mixed for the L. A. And now the third layer. So usual. Same approach off. How we soften the age by ed in the colors, like a feather dust on the actual line, separating the two to show and demonstrate that one pittle is on top of another. I'm going to use a slightly darker color food. Repeat the same process again with softening the edges. As you can see, there's a very hard line now between the yellow and the very dark color. So watch how have now clean my brush. Make sure it's completely dry and see how I'm going to soften that line or at a better yellow to blend the two together. You do not always have to add paint. You can even just use the paint lift on your brush in order to create that pittle three dimension and that really lovely effect that's been demonstrated. Let me now show you another way that you can paint your petals, but make sure that you have premixed your colors from dark to light, as demonstrated in the video with a dark blue, green, lighter, lighter and lighter. We have added yellow in percentages. Keep your paint very minimal on your brush and you can see that I've scraping extra paint off of the brush. And now I'm working in layers to build the paint up on the pickle. What I do is I slightly over lep the colors while I'm placing them next to each other. So I slightly overlap the two colors about just a little bit. And then it starts to create a natural grading off your car. Try not to do too many brushstrokes when you're doing the softening process litigious. Place your paint down and don't over blend. When doing this technique, you'll see you have a lot more lines or scales going up the pittle. So I'm not going to show you how you can soften those scales with another technique. Simply make sure your brush is very dry and lightly drag on the middle of that line with the two colors. Meet with your brush, trying to be a brush over each over the line or destroy the line. Just keep the line straight and just likely feather brush on the exact line where the two colors. Meat. Let's do the demonstration again and then let me show you how to show that one. Pittle is on top of the other. The theme. I take the darkest color and I've added on the ages, and then I now am smudging or lightly painting on that line to create the three dimension. Just remember, is where a lot of people go wrong is there. Place the two paints next to another, and then they actually blend into the actual colors. Try and avoid that. Try and draw the blame directly on the line that meets the two colors that have been placed together. Here's another painting technique for you. Let's rather mix instead of light to dark. Let's mix the opposite and go from dark to light. So I'm going to use the blue first and then graded up into the greens and finally the yellow. As you can see, the results are different when you go from dark to light, but at least you can experiment, explore and see how your colors tuna. By trying this exercise, your project now is to go and actually try. The three techniques have given you to explore with painting your pit als of your flower mercy. Using your yellow, make sure that you've premixed your the net scale off going from your pure yellow and then adding percentages off a color of your choice into the yellows. Once you've pre makes that you've got trials where you can actually paint the petals flat with yellow and go from light to dark, all you congrats them in scales, almost like a scale that's been melted. And then the last one is going the opposite way from dark to light with the previous one was liked to dock Enjoy. 4. Goache flower 3: just a quick dimmer, showing you how I can now play with details, adding it to the flower Them anything is being careful of your hard lines that they don't destroy your image or take the focus away from your actual blending techniques because you can have hard lines and soften them at the same time. So have a look at the demonstration that I'm doing, and you can see ways that you can play with hard lines but softening them and bringing three dimension to your flower. - Okay , your project is now to play with the detail on your hard lines and practice softening the hard lines. Now when I say softened the hard lines. If you do your hard line on the outer age, soften the line inside. So if you've got an actual color lists and my fingers are the color, let's say the bottom finger would be the inside of your dark line or your hard line suffered net line, not the top ones. I don't soften on either side of your line. Soften on one side, haven't play with it. It is a really cool technique, and it's great and inspiring when you start seeing results