Master Watercolour Techniques: Learn to Paint a Galah in Watercolour

Louise De Masi, Artist - capturing beauty with watercolour

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26 Lessons (2h 39m)
    • 1. Trailer

      2:23
    • 2. Supplies

      4:15
    • 3. Watercolour Techniques used in this Class

      15:37
    • 4. Transferring the Drawing to the Paper

      4:19
    • 5. Washing in the Pink Head Feathers

      4:32
    • 6. First Wash on the Body

      6:05
    • 7. Washing in the Wing

      5:42
    • 8. Washing in the White Head Feathers

      2:32
    • 9. Painting the Eye

      6:10
    • 10. The Beak

      1:48
    • 11. Adding Detail to the Head

      10:42
    • 12. Adding Feather Detail to the Body

      9:58
    • 13. Adding Detail to the Top of the Wing

      6:21
    • 14. Simple Detail on the Wing

      2:56
    • 15. Adding Colour & Shadows on the Wing Feathers

      8:09
    • 16. Adding Colour & Shadows on the Wing Feathers Part 2

      6:42
    • 17. Adding Colour & Shadows on the Wing Feathers Part 3

      7:48
    • 18. Adding Colour & Shadows on the Wing Feathers Part 4

      8:37
    • 19. Finishing the Wing

      8:05
    • 20. Beginning the Tail Feathers

      6:16
    • 21. Finishing the Tail Feathers

      4:32
    • 22. Finishing the Flight Feathers

      4:34
    • 23. The Grey Feathers over the Feet

      2:22
    • 24. Painting the Branch

      7:30
    • 25. Painting the Feet

      4:36
    • 26. Last Minute Details and Thanks

      6:03
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About This Class

Of all the paintings I sell, my bird paintings are the most popular and one of the most popular bird paintings I sell are my Galahs. Lots of people have asked me to demonstrate how I paint a Galah so in this class I'll show you how. Watch over my shoulder as I walk you step by step through my entire painting process. I've included a watercolour technique video in this class to give you a closer look at the different techniques I use  to paint the Galah.

Some of the techniques you will learn in this class:

  • How to soften edges
  • How to paint soft edges
  • How to paint hard edges
  • Painting feathers negatively
  • Dropping in colour
  • Painting wet on dry
  • Painting wet on wet
  • How to add watercolour blooms to create texture
  • Lifting colour
  • Painting water onto paper- how wet is it?
  • Putting paint on the palette

I recommend this class for intermediate painters but beginners will also find it useful.

     

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