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Eerie Lake - A Watercolor Landscape To Unwind

teacher avatar Sukrutha Jagirdhar, Watercolor Artist

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7 Lessons (28m)
    • 1. Introduction

    • 2. Before You Start

    • 3. Art Supplies

    • 4. Class Project Eerie Lake - Background

    • 5. Class Project Eerie Lake - Foreground

    • 6. Class Project Eerie Lake - Final Details

    • 7. Final Thoughts

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Have you ever wish to unplug and unwind from everyday life ? or just wanted to press that pause button in your life ? even if its just for a few minutes ?

Well in that case this class is for you....everyday i spend atleast 30 minutes painting something ..only for myself..and not for social about today lets all paint something for ourselves too ?

Take out your art supplies and come join me , lets together paint this simple, fun and very short watercolor landscape..if you are beginner or advanced artist, this landscape will provide you with much needed calm and break from everyday stress..

If spending a few minutes in your day and creating something beautiful sounds interesting to you, then please join me..

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Sukrutha Jagirdhar

Watercolor Artist


Hello Everyone, Thank you for visiting my profile..I'm Sukrutha, Watercolor artist based in India..A small story on how this medium has come into my life..i was always fascinated with the water and colors react and do this sort of magical dance when they meet..when i was a child, i did not know much about watercolors even though i was using them..over the time and very slowly i was introduced to the magic of this medium, the different kinds of papers, textures,colors,their vibrancy and i will not even get started on brushes :]

When you show up no matter what, opportunities tend to welcome you in a whole different kinds of of those doors was Skillshare..whatever i learnt over the years i want to share with all of you wonderful people here,,Thank you for everyone ... See full profile

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1. Introduction: Have you ever just wish to unplug and unbind from everyday life? Just wanted to press the pause button in your life. Even if it's just for a few minutes. Well, in that case, this class is for you. I spend at least 30 minutes every day to paint something. And not for Instagram, but for myself. How about today? Let's all paint for ourselves alone. Helps Agrippa, watercolor artist and teacher. Today. I welcome you all to paint this era and modulate landscape. What are you waiting for? Descartes, supplies. And come join me. And let's together paint this wonderful and very magical landscape together. Without further ado, let's get started. 2. Before You Start: Before you start, make sure to watch a small video from one of my previous classes called soft and flowy landscape. In one of the techniques section, I have explained how to paint wet on wet background in a very few simple steps that are big enough. Watching that video really helps in making the background for this landscape very easier. Have you seen it? Well, now it's time to know what are the supplies that we're going to be needing in the next video. 3. Art Supplies: The supplies that we're going to need. Let's see the papers first. I always use Fabriano, a 100 percent cotton and 300 GSM paper. I buy them in roles and cut them up in the sizes that I need. Use any paper. But make sure it is 100 percent cotton because we're going to be doing a lot of wet-on-wet and we need the colors to be blending properly. Let's see what the bins we're going to need. We're going to need only three colors. Sennelier alone, Daniel Smith tallow blue, and Daniel Smith indigo. To give you guys an idea of how these colors look, I'm gonna make a swatch. This is Sennelier, yellow, lemon yellow. And this is Daniel Smith, color blue. Now we're going to have a lot of green color are greenish hue in our landscape. It's because when you mix yellow with tallow blue, you will inevitably get a green color. And it's not a big deal. It's actually very beautiful. Coming to Daniel Smith, indigo. This particular brands, indigo is actually very dark compared to other brands that I have used. So you can use a pines gray if you want the darkest color. Coming to the brushes. I have used only three brushes to paint this landscape human that I am holding forward here. First brush is Brostrom up number four. Do you know paint the initial washes and a few subjects as well. And these two round brushes, number 1 and 2, to paint the details. Paint with the water brushes that you are comfortable with. And a ballot, a water jar, and disobey birth. A few others supplies that we're going to need. And like I said before, use the supplies that you are comfortable with. And yeah, let's move on to the next video. 4. Class Project Eerie Lake - Background: Let's get started with the first part of our class project that is painting the background. As always, keep your tissue paper's ready. And let's get started by wetting the paper with clean water. I'm using my restaurant number for my brushes. Wet the entire paper evenly. That flow effect in your landscape. Make sure to keep something under the board. I'm using my masking tape. You can use any small box. Just go with a local law. This is the land area about the tree, so it'll be there and below the reflection. It's time to set the background now. So I'm using my tallow blue color and I'm going to get started with the painting, the reflection, as well as the trees above it. Paper is wet here. So this can be called as wet-on-wet technique. And it is explained clearly in one of my previous classes, like I had mentioned before. Tune that particular video really helps with painting the background part of this landscape. Once the Lake Park and reflection back asset, it's time to paint about traceback. As you guys have seen before. I have removed the masking tape from under the board. I don't want this blue color flow into the yellow part. That is the line. An important note to keep in mind while painting layouts and reflections is that the subject, as well as the reflection, look quite similar. Rlc will lose the perspective. Since my paper is still wet, I will continue to paint the sky area as well. And it's the beauty of wet-on-wet technique. You don't have to do much about anything and water will take care of everything. And I'm going to add one more layer of paint at certain areas. And I'm going to quickly add the same in the reflection part as well. Like I said, there has to be similarity between subject and the reflections. It's very important. We are going to paint a few repulse. Now while my paper is still wet, I'm going to paint a few pine trees. And these boundaries are painted in wet-on-wet, so they will not look detail. And of course, don't forget to paint the reflections as well. Like I said in art supplies, video. And blue together makes the green color. And this land part was looking to greenish. So I'm going to add some local law. And I decided to add one more color. Sorry, I did not mention during that supplies video, it's burnt sienna. Going to add it with a law. I just did not like the greenish yellow color. So I want to bring more character to the line. We're going to have to give this for drying now. And we'll come back to paint another coat off the land park. Okay, this completely dry. Let's get started by taking a generous amount of yellow color on your brush. Paint a low, wherever you want, the land should be and wherever you see the green color because I'm not liking it. Let's get to the blending by adding one more color that is burnt sienna. Us bond Tiana. To give those sharp edges to the line. I think I'm almost done with the background bark, but I'm going to keep blending until it feels right for me. And we're done. And in the next part where we're going to discuss the foreground, it's going to be wet on dry bag. And that's basically very easy. The only part that's going to be difficult is this background part that is wet-on-wet. So you watch the techniques video in one of my previous classes, soft landscapes. And this part will also be very easy. And yeah, see you in the next video. Thank you for watching. 5. Class Project Eerie Lake - Foreground: Start with the second part of this class project that is painting the foreground. In this part, the foreground includes painting the trees as well as the reflections in the lake. I'm going to get started with the painting a couple of pine trees and then slowly blending them with the land. But yeah, I'm using a small brush number 2 round. And I'm using indigo color to paint all of these trees, as well as the deflection. Sure to paint the foreground only when the background is completely dried like you're seeing right here. I'm going to take the light yellow, blue color. And I'm going to paint these small tiny trees light color because I am showing that these trees are in the background of these darker BY entries. Using the same shared of tallow blue, I'm going to paint the reflections now. Make sure that the reflections are in same shared as the subject about. If data bit darker, you can always remove the paint using a tissue paper. And also paint the reflections in the same position as the subject above. As you can see, the shared is a lot darker than this object above. So at the end I'm going to just dab the paint off using a tissue paper. Let's start with the most magical bite of this landscape is painting these dried up trees. These trees. I'm using my number 1, round brush, the small one, and indigo paint. Quickly paint the second tree. Here comes the interesting part. I'm using my number 2 round brush and I'm going to remove all the water from the brush. And I'm going to blend these trees with the line using this brush. It might be a very small step, but that's all it takes to make your landscape look realistic. Going to just add a hint of dried-up stems, these trees. Now, let's move on to painting the third tree. Sure, to paint one to our trades at a time because you need to blend them later. For that, the paint has to be wet or damp. So make sure the trees are not dried up by the time you reach for blending. Just very lightly and blend the paint with the land. It's not a big deal. Can I just have the more your brush, right or left and the work is done. Let's blend the fourth, the tree using number two, brush. And don't forget to add those dried up stems and branches. And I just have domain. This has dried up tree as realistic as possible. Well, let's paint this model trees. And with the same indigo color. It's very small. I just blended with my hand. And we're not done yet. Let's paint a few more small trees using the same indigo color. We are done with the subject, but now it's time to add the reflections. So as you can see, I'm leaving the land part and I'm only adding the reflections in the water part obviously. And of course, make sure you're adding the correct shape and size. In the reflection. You can see I keep measuring the size and the shape of these trees using my hand. And it's very important to not to change anything from the subject to the reflection. You're painting the reflection of all the trees. Usually a hand to perfect their location and size. You can use a scale also if you want to map the positions. Funny thing is, I did not paint this landscape from any reference picture. I just wanted to play along with whatever colors left on my palette. And I ended up painting this one. I can take my eyes off of it for at least a week. And that's when I decided to make a class. And I also wanted this class to be very light and peaceful. And also without much of an information or techniques at all those things that I had that drill via heavy glass. I just wanted you guys to join me in bending this landscape and I'm so glad you are. Can see, we still have to paint the reflection of those two pine trees. So to make it easier, I'm going to flip my board is in the same color, that is indigo. I'm just going to paint away these reflections and blend those trees properly. And that's it. Flip your ball back again. Show you add reflections to all of the trees that we have painted above. There. We are done with the long process of adding reflections. Now let's make a few adjustments and add a few details to the land area. There is a shadow for everything. And that's what I'm going to add to the land area. Just a few brushstrokes of indigo paint just under the land. And that small step is already making my landscape look very realistic. And I'm sure you're feeling it too. And let's add a few ripples in the lake using indigo color. And if the pain seems too dark, you can use a tissue to remove it. And that's it in painting the foreground. And we still have a very few details to finish this landscape. So let's move on to the next video. 6. Class Project Eerie Lake - Final Details: Let's add a few final details to our landscape. I think you guys already know what those details are. I'm going to splatter some paint and add a couple boards. Yeah. We are done with the details, but something did not feel right for me. So with the land. So I think I'm going to add a bit of yellow right there. I'm just going to apply the color. Wet-on-dry. You don't have to blend it or anything. And yes, we are finally done with this landscape. I'm very Erie lake landscape. I hope you enjoyed painting this simple and a very moody landscape with me. And thank you so much for joining. And I will see you guys in the next video. 7. Final Thoughts: Taking a break and spending some energy on creating beautiful things every day really makes a positive impact. And that's why it's very important to have a little hobbies. I hope you've found your hobby hood today by painting this beautiful landscape with me. And thank you so much for joining me and see you guys in my next class.