Summer sky with trees, far and near, using crayon resist!

Wilhelmina Bodine, Give yourself the gift of watercolor!

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8 Videos (1h 8m)
    • Introduction

      0:37
    • Colors & Supplies

      1:57
    • Beginning Washes

      10:13
    • Creating Depth & Distance

      6:18
    • Telling more of the Story

      17:57
    • Forest Details

      15:44
    • Meadow

      10:54
    • Adding Shadows

      4:05

About This Class

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You will learn how easy and exciting it is to paint a lovely summer sky and add trees on the wet background which will make them appear far away.  You may also use a white crayon before you start painting to add some birch trees in the distance to add variety in your tree line.

Once this first layer dries, you will be shown how to add stately evergreens and other foliage to bring depth to your painting.  The final step is a simple foreground of a lush, green meadow.  I hope you join me!

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A great class for watercolor beginners. Thank you!
Irina Trzaskos

Watercolor Artist & Illustrator

Thank you Wilhelmina for this class. I especially like your approach to painting the evergreen trees. Turning the paper upside down will hopefully avoid that "matchy-matchy" perfectly symmetrical shape I seem to always produce. Love landscape lost and found paintings and look forward to your next one with mountains. Definitely recommend this class!

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Wilhelmina Bodine

Give yourself the gift of watercolor!

Wilhelmina Thea Bodine was born in the Netherlands and spent five years in Nigeria, West Africa during her childhood.  She came to the United States with her parents and sisters and settled in Hartford, CT for 17 years.  Music, performing and synchronized swimming  were the highlights of her high school and college years.


Willi (‘Villi’) began watercolor classes when she was 42 years old with Seacoast artist, Doris Rice, and continued with various...

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