Inspired Watercolor for Beginners

Diane Flick, Artist & Art Teacher

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29 Videos (1h 43m)
    • 01 Introduction

      2:00
    • 02 Mindset

      2:15
    • 03 Good To Know

      1:07
    • 04 Materials

      3:20
    • 05 Techniques Intro

      1:09
    • 06 Techniques Mixing

      2:20
    • 07 Wet into Wet

      2:00
    • 08 Blending Edge

      2:25
    • 09 Shadow Blending

      0:55
    • 10 Textures

      1:23
    • 11 Thin Lines

      2:28
    • 12 Frame

      2:48
    • 13 Draw

      4:39
    • 14 Mix Yellow

      6:06
    • 15 pinkish grey

      3:11
    • 16 Grey

      8:04
    • 17 Burgundy

      2:59
    • 18 First Layer

      6:02
    • 19 Shell 1

      2:39
    • 20 Shell 2

      4:34
    • 21 Ochre

      6:53
    • 22 Burgundy Stripes

      4:10
    • 23 Shell 3

      3:03
    • 24 Grey Pink Lines

      2:57
    • 25 Mixing Greys

      2:56
    • 26 Details

      6:42
    • 27 Cast Shadows

      7:52
    • 28 Finishing

      4:46
    • 29 Recap

      0:55

About This Class

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In this course, you'll learn a variety of techniques to paint with watercolor in order to create different effects. You will apply your new knowledge of the different subtle blends, fine lines, and the mottled texture you learned in for the 'Inspired Watercolor for Beginners Prep Course'. It is meant for the complete novice equipped with basic art materials.  It is also meant to be a concise, efficient class that offers lots of great information in a small amount of time.

You will be carefully supported and guided through the entire process, from discussing which materials you will need, to how to hold your brush, how much color or water to apply and how to manipulate it on paper, onto avoiding common missteps that may lead to frustration. When we are finished, you will walk away with a new set of skills you can use in many watercolor paintings, as well as your own beautiful rendition of the seashell painting we'll make in this class.

Materials you will need:

  • Watercolor mixing tray
  • Jar of water
  • Watercolor tube paints (a set of 10-12 colors is ideal for the next class, Inspired Watercolor for Beginners)
  • Colors used: Ochre (or Yellow + Brown), Crimson Red, Brilliant Red (orange red), Viridian Green, Brown
  • Brushes: Round watercolor brush size 8 / Fine liner size 0 
  • Pencil (#2 or lighter, 2H / 4H)
  • Cold press watercolor paper (140#)
  • Test strips of watercolor paper
  • Tape and a board
  • T-Square or Ruler to draw frame
  • Sponge or towel
  • Hairdryer (optional)

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Diane Flick

Artist & Art Teacher

Diane Julia Flick majored in art during college and went on to graduate school, receiving her M.A. in Humanities with a creative study emphasis in 2001. She has been making art her whole life and teaching art to children and adults since 2005. She loves to share this joy with folks who are interested in the same.

In her spare time, she enjoys being with her family and friends, playing her ukulele, dancing, and wearing wigs while talking about herself in the third person. Though truth...

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