Layering with Watercolors: Trees, Forests, and a Hands On Project

Caitlin Sheffer, Watercolor Artist & Designer

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9 Lessons (43m)
    • 1. Introduction and Supplies

      1:42
    • 2. Two Ways to Paint Trees: Flat Shader and Round

      6:01
    • 3. Practice Layering Exercise

      6:13
    • 4. Project: Wash

      1:52
    • 5. Project: Row 1

      3:44
    • 6. Project: Rows 2 and 3

      7:43
    • 7. Project: Gift Tag

      7:01
    • 8. Project: Hand Lettering

      4:10
    • 9. Project: Wrapping Up

      4:12
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About This Class

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Layering watercolors is a simple watercolor technique that is essential for creating depth in your paintings. This class will teach you the basics of layering washes to create a foreground and background - without you even realizing it!

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We will cover two different ways to paint pine trees using a flat shaded and round brush, as well as how to compose your forest painting. We will create a stunning forest by adding darker trees on top of a previous layer - and then cut our painting into beautiful gift tags! It’s a fun and practical class that will be a hands on experience. This class is great for beginners, but all levels of artists will enjoy participating in the gift tag craft at the end! 

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