Painting landscapes with watercolor using a reference photo

Sarah Van Der Linden, watercolor artist & nature enthusiast

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17 Lessons (1h 59m)
    • 1. Intro

      1:38
    • 2. Supplies

      1:48
    • 3. Step 1 & and 2 choose and observe

      2:30
    • 4. Step 3, 4 and 5 format, lines and shapes

      11:00
    • 5. Step 6 colors

      6:45
    • 6. Step 7 painting (part 1)

      10:16
    • 7. Step 7 painting (part 2)

      11:34
    • 8. Step 7 painting (part 3)

      6:14
    • 9. Exercise 1 thumbnails

      11:15
    • 10. Exercise 2 paintings (part 1)

      10:32
    • 11. Exercise 2 paintings (part 2)

      4:45
    • 12. Exercise 3 color palette

      8:23
    • 13. Exercice 4 simplify

      5:12
    • 14. Exercise 5 lines

      10:48
    • 15. Exercise 6 horizon line

      6:57
    • 16. Exercise 7 monochrome

      8:33
    • 17. Project time

      1:02

About This Class

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Hello everyone!

I'm so happy to welcome you in this class about painting landscapes with watercolor using a reference photo. This class is a bit different from my previous ones because I will not teach you how to paint a specific element of a landscape but rather how to get creative when you are looking at a picture.

My name is Sarah and I'm a watercolor artist from France. I really love painting landscapes and creating atmospheres inspired by what I see around me.

This class is divided into two parts :

  • a step by step process on how to find inspiration when you are looking at a picture : drawing thumbnails, creating a color palette and painting a landscape
  • 7 creative exercises to implement these techniques and play with different pictures

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This class is great for anyone who feels stuck when looking at a picture and doesn't know where to start.

If you're interested in learning how to paint landscapes with watercolor, you can also check my other classes about pine trees, skies, hills and colorful tiny landscapes!