Learn to Fearlessly Mix and Use Color for Watercolor Painting

Anne Butera, watercolor artist, pattern designer

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10 Videos (1h)
    • Introduction

      1:49
    • Developing a Color Practice

      2:31
    • Materials

      4:28
    • Getting to Know Your Colors: Swatches

      6:11
    • Mixing: a Limited Palette

      13:39
    • Mixing: Paint on Paper

      7:28
    • Layering: Wet on Wet

      4:16
    • Layering: Wet on Dry

      8:00
    • Matching Colors an Example

      11:20
    • Your Project

      0:52

About This Class

Color is at the heart of any watercolor painting, but when you're just starting out it can be daunting. Watercolor doesn't work quite the same way as other types of paint.

Playing with paint and color is a wonderful way to get comfortable with the medium, learning by doing. Through experimentation you'll gain experience.

In this class I'll share some simple tips and techniques for getting familiar with your paints and how they work. I'll take you through basic color mixing and demonstrate some fun exercises to get you thinking about how watercolor reacts with paper, water and other paint. Finally, I'll show you how I work to match colors when I'm preparing to paint a botanical watercolor piece.

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Great for someone who is just starting out. Thanks for the class. I can't wait to take your other classes.
I love Anne's class, it is good to really understand the basic's of watercolours, so is very good at explaining things and breaking them down
I enjoyed the class and it has inspired me to get started again with watercolors. Watching the teacher mix colors was very helpful. Recommend.

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Anne Butera

watercolor artist, pattern designer

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For a long time I denied my identity as an artist, but in 2010 I decided to reclaim it.

Regaining my creativity didn't quite work out as I had planned. In truth, on my first attempt at leaping for my dreams I fell flat on my face. That experience, though painful, has put me on what I call a Mission of Beauty and Joy.

Today I am an artist who strives to creates something each day and encourages you to embrace your creativity, too.

My paintings have been exhibited across the country and collected around the world. My art has been featured in magazines and in the spring of 2016 I released my first fabric collection. If I hadn't taken that first leap none of this would have been possible.

You, too, are creative. You, too, are surrounded by beauty, living in a world filled with joy. Claim that joy. Pay attention to the little things, listen to whispers of magic coming from nature and the garden, reconnect to the part of you that believes in giant strawberries.

Do something creative each day.

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