Painting a Winter Landscape and Starry Night Sky with Watercolors

Jana Bodin, watercolor illustration & lettering

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7 Lessons (50m)
    • 1. Intro Winter landscape

      1:17
    • 2. Watercolor supplies

      6:27
    • 3. Practice: wet on wet technique

      7:24
    • 4. Practice: Painting the Landscape

      5:09
    • 5. Winter Sky and landscape - 1

      9:43
    • 6. The landscape - 2

      10:29
    • 7. Adding stars and snow - final part

      9:29

About This Class

This class is suitable for the intermediate watercolor painting level but also for the adventurous beginner.

This class is teaching how to paint a Winter landscape with evergreen trees and a night sky (or Winter sky - you can choose).

Just as in my first skillshare class, I start with demonstrating some basic watercolor painting techniques, which we will use for the main painting. If you are familiar with the demonstrated exercises, you are welcome to skip the exercises and dive right into the main painting. Though I find it always helpful to do some 'warm up' paintings in my journal, to get the mood set right for my main paintings :)

I made sure the painting processes for painting the night sky and the Winter landscape are broken down into manageable steps. This ensures that you can follow along and learn how to achieve the pictured results.

By the end of this class you will know how to paint a Winter landscape with evergreens and a Night sky with stars.

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PS.: A list with suggested supplies for this class is available as download (pdf) in the class project. Or follow the links below. Here is also a link to all my favorite art supplies in general.

Watercolor paper:
small watercolor pad (Strathmore)
9x12 watercolor pad (Canson)

Watercolors:
Payne's Gray (Winsor & Newton)
French Ultramarine (Daniel Smith)
Indigo (Daniel Smith)
Helio Turquoise (Schmincke)

White Ink:
Gelly Roll Ink Pen (Sakura)
Bleed Proof White Ink (Dr. PH. Martin's)
Copic White Ink

Brushes:
Any round watercolor brush should work, as long as it forms a nice pointed tip, when wet. Try to avoid brushes that fray or have loose hair. Usually the medium priced generic watercolor brushes in your local art supply store should work for this class.