Easy abstract landscapes for beginners, with super cheap materials

Kelly Witmer, painter, ceramicist, writer, etc

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6 Lessons (20m)
    • 1. Abstract Landscape intro

      1:21
    • 2. materials

      2:39
    • 3. beginning with the sky

      5:53
    • 4. more skies

      5:28
    • 5. mountains and grass

      2:39
    • 6. Summary

      1:54

About This Class

Recently I was teaching watercolors to a beginner, and used this simple abstract landscape as an example, and found that it was a great way to experiment with the materials and have a nice finished product. So I thought it would be a great easy class project for people just starting out. 

I also know that all the options for different paints can be daunting and expensive, so I searched and found some some reallly cheap options to get started (links below). Yes, I complain about these paints repeatedly during the class, but for $5, they really aren’t that bad!

NOTE: again, I hate to push Walmart, but wanted to offer a cheap option for people to get materials delivered wherever you might live!

$4.97 set of 12 watercolor tubes: https://www.walmart.com/ip/Daler-Rowney-Simply-Watercolor-Paint-Set-12-Piece/17617570

$5.97 watercolor paper.  https://www.walmart.com/ip/Canson-XL-Watercolor-Pad-9-x-12-30-Sheets-Pad/34580244

$4.50 brush set. https://www.walmart.com/ip/Royal-Langnickel-Watercolor-Brush-Set-7-Piece/739487851