Master Watercolor Techniques: Learn to Paint a Pink Watercolor Rose

Louise De Masi, Artist - capturing beauty with watercolour

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17 Lessons (1h 21m)
    • 1. 1. Trailer

      1:51
    • 2. 2. Supplies

      4:05
    • 3. 3. Preparation

      3:48
    • 4. 4. Initial Washes

      7:23
    • 5. 5. Completing Initial Washes

      3:15
    • 6. 6. Cast Shadows

      6:14
    • 7. 7. Deepening the Colour & Painting the Cup.

      4:28
    • 8. 8. Deepening the Colour with Opera Rose

      5:00
    • 9. 9. The Centre

      6:34
    • 10. 10. Deepening Colour & Tidying Edges

      3:58
    • 11. 11. Painting Edges

      3:22
    • 12. 12. Shape Following Strokes

      5:15
    • 13. 13. Final Stages of the Rose

      3:25
    • 14. 14. Beginning the Leaves

      5:23
    • 15. 15. Washy Leaves

      5:03
    • 16. 16. Leaves at the Front

      6:09
    • 17. 17. Last Minute Details

      5:58
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About This Class

Painting in watercolour, for me, is all about the transparency. I love to paint watercolour paintings that are full of light and appear to bounce off the paper. I generally don't mix colours. Instead, I blend them on the paper rather than on the palette. This helps to achieve a beautiful translucency that make my paintings glow with light.

Using transparent watercolours, in this class, I'll demonstrate how I painted this beautiful pink rose.

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Some of the techniques you will learn in this class:

  • How to load the brush with paint
  • Work wet on wet
  • Work wet on dry
  • Laying glazes
  • Blending colors on the paper
  • Interpreting a reference photo
  • Adding detail

You can paint along with me because I have included the line drawing of the rose and the reference photo that I took. This class is suitable for intermediate watercolour painters but beginners will also gain a lot of useful information and experience because I take you step by step, petal by petal, leaf by leaf, in real time, through the entire painting process.

                                       

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