Learn to Fearlessly Mix and Use Color for Watercolor Painting

Anne Butera, watercolor artist, pattern designer

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10 Lessons (1h)
    • 1. Introduction

      1:49
    • 2. Developing a Color Practice

      2:31
    • 3. Materials

      4:28
    • 4. Getting to Know Your Colors: Swatches

      6:11
    • 5. Mixing: a Limited Palette

      13:39
    • 6. Mixing: Paint on Paper

      7:28
    • 7. Layering: Wet on Wet

      4:16
    • 8. Layering: Wet on Dry

      8:00
    • 9. Matching Colors an Example

      11:20
    • 10. Your Project

      0:52
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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.