WATERCOLORS: Learn How to Paint Lavender - 3 Projects in a Single Class. | Aga K | Skillshare

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WATERCOLORS: Learn How to Paint Lavender - 3 Projects in a Single Class.

teacher avatar Aga K, I create and teach @amazingjourneyart

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Lessons in This Class

9 Lessons (34m)
    • 1. Introduction

    • 2. Materials

    • 3. Meet the Lavender

    • 4. Color Mixing

    • 5. Warm Up

    • 6. Lavender Painting - Project 1

    • 7. Lavender Painting - Project 2

    • 8. Lavender Painting - Project 3

    • 9. Final Notes

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About This Class

Welcome to my mini-course in lavender painting, which consists of two classes.

In the Class 1 – in which you are now - you will learn how to paint lavender with watercolors. I will show you a few tricks that make the work really simple.

This is a basic course, and you don´t need any special skills to complete it. I´ll lead step by step through the whole process to make your work fun and easy. On the other hand, if you are already advanced in art techniques, you may these lectures a little bit too simple for you.

Once you complete the watercolor projects, you can end up on it, or treat this class as the introduction to the part 2, in which I teach how to paint lavender on ceramics.

Here is the link to the Class 2:

Painting Lavender on Ceramics

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Aga K

I create and teach @amazingjourneyart


Hi! I'm Aga. A free spirit, a self-taught artist, a painter of imagined worlds (my favorite media are acrylics and watercolors). But before I started this imaginative adventure I was a scientist for many years - working at a university; researching new medicines to help people improve their lives and helping teach students.

I've always loved to share my skills and knowledge with others... and, having been once a university tutor, I was trained how to make complicated things easy to understand. Seeing others make progress is fun for me! It's rewarding to inspire, to motivate... and people tell me my passion's contagious.

If you?d like to learn more about me, please, visit my website:


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1. Introduction: Hi, I'm Aga and you can find me at Amazing Journey art dot com Welcome to my mini course and lavender painting, which consists off to independent classes in the class one in which we are now You will learn how to paint lavender with water colors. I will show you a few tricks that make the work will a simple will start from taking a closer look at the subject of this course lavender. Then I will show you how to design and paint lavender pictures. Using this three examples creating similar pictures will be a class assignment. This'd Subasic course and you don't need any special skills to complete it. I lead you step by step through the whole process to make your work from and easy. Once you complete the watercolor project, you can end up on it or treat. This class has the introduction to the parched two in which I teach how to paint lavender on ceramics. You can find a link to the ceramic painting class in the class project description below this video 2. Materials: where comeback In this part of the course, I will show how to paint lavender with water colors. Here are a few things you need to start. What. The car paper what the colors. Some soft paintbrushes, a container for water and applied for color. Mixing capacity for sketching quite useful will be also some kind of a board and the masking tape. I'll explain later. What for some tissue paper and if you don't like waiting her dry and my abuse for us well, to speed up drying off watercolors on paper. As for the watercolor paints you can you say the cheap ones are off better quality, like the ones here in tubes? Well, actually abusing. Call me two colors purple and green. You can use them made ready. Oh, you can create them yourself from other colors will be mixing colors in the lighter part. When it comes to paintbrushes, they have to be soft enough. Forward the colors. A single brush in the most popular round shape will be fine. However, if you have other kinds of brushes, you can try them as well. I personally find around, or filbert shaped brush is best for painting club on the flowers, while the thin line of brush or a round brush with a sharp, deep best for painting stems and leaves. Whenever painting with watercolors, I start with free Prank my painting board. Simply fix what a color paper to a cardboard using a masking tape. This prevents folding off a paper sheet and let it reminds. Fled even when wedding it would dilute it. Water colors. Are you ready? Let's proceed to the next lecture. 3. Meet the Lavender: before we start painting, let's have a closer look at the subject off this course. Lavender. There is almost 40 different lavender species snow, which slightly differ from each other, for example, with the color of the flowers, which can be more purple or more blues. For this class of the reference, I used two different species of this beautiful plan. One from the city flowerbed, the other one from my balcony. As you can see, they differ in the color tone, and few also flower arrangement on stances a little bit different, plus a few more details. Still, there are features that Mike Lavender look like a lavender. Let's Jack what we have here. Long, slender, stone narrow leaves that grow in Paris. Little flowers a ranch plasters in the upper part of the stem. Additionally, at the bottom of this class, tres, there are tiny leaves called Brecht's, also growing in purse. If we took a closer look at the class tres who could see tiny flowers, which are other brats or fully developed flowers, notice that the blossoming flowers are lighter in color. Under your thoughts will try to express the scholar shadowing later in our work. That's it. See you in the next video 4. Color Mixing: Let's check the colors for painting flowers, you need purple. You can use either already color or make sparks or yourself from blue and red. By using different amounts of these two colors, you can achieve different shades of purple. You can also modify the shade of already purple by adding collateral bit off blue or red. Now let's try the second color off lavender, the queen again. You can use already green or mix different greens to achieve desired shade. Are you can create green from scratch using blue and yellow. - By adding more blue, the green shay will be called their while by adding Maria low. It will be changing towards warmer olive green shade. Now it's your turn. Experiment with colors until ucat the shades you like the most. See you in the next lesson. 5. Warm Up: and this lesson will be practicing strokes. Start with a love. Understand paint. Long, straight, thin lines. Check the different kinds of brash is if you have more than one. The thing brash called liner works great for such strokes. Try which pointing direction upto down or down, toe up. It's more comfortable to check what happens if you apply different pressure next door. The same what leaves? Try different angles and different stroke direction. Now let's proceed with flowers. Start withdrawing with a pencil a few straight lines, which will serve as a kind of guidelines. Then paying the flower class stirs the way I'm doing now. Use a pay water down purple after the paint dries at the second color layer. This time is darker, non deluded purple. By using two different shades, you'll achieve the impression off flower shadowing. - You have just created tweaks with lavender bats, and you can leave them this way. However, if you'd like to paint fully developed flowers simply, that's spots off lighter diluted purple here and there. - Then , after drying that some dark accents, - now we can paint the remaining elements. Don't forget about the tiny leaves at the bottoms off the flower plasters 6. Lavender Painting - Project 1: Here is your first with the car project a picture of a free growing lavender tuft. Proceed with the steps you practiced before. First draw the guidelines. Try to make your lines dedicate. Don't press the pencil much, then find a flowering part. Remember to start with the looted purple color next at the second darker layer, - then find the stamps. Believes in Brecht's notice that leaves grow out madly in the lower part off stance. When you finish, proceed with the project number toe. 7. Lavender Painting - Project 2: The second project is very similar to the 1st 1 except that this time will be painting club under flowers in full blossom. Repeat all the steps from the previous lesson. This time it's spots of a pay purple toe the lavender bats to imitate blossoming flowers. Remember to finish the flowers with little dark spots here and there to give the flowers more definition. - See you in the next video. 8. Lavender Painting - Project 3: the fact project is a little bit different than the two previous. Like before we start withdrawing the guidelines, they should go out off one off the paper corners, next pain, the lavender flowers and the remaining elements. In the end, when the picture drives, that's some more lavender flowers, However, this time stick only to the first pale purple layer, also for stamps used. Deluded pale green. Now, when you know the basics, design your own project. It could be, for example, a lavender bouquet in a vase or a Posey tied up with a rebo 11. They're always or whatever else comes to your mind. Try and try to see how our talks. That's it. Hope you enjoyed the watercolor projects. See a song. 9. Final Notes: Thank you for taking my course. I hope you enjoyed it. Please share pictures of your works in the Project gallery. I'm looking forward, Toa. There's nothing more rewarding for me as a teacher than to see the effects of my work through completed assignments of my students. If you have any questions, don't have stay to ask them on our community board, I will be happy to help you. If you liked the class, please give me a thumbs up. Check also my attic classes and stay tuned for these yet upcoming. And if you'd like to learn a little bit more about me, please visit my website Amazing Journey art dot com At the end, I would like to express my gratitude to artists who shared the music online here. The compositions which I use to sweeten up my video lectures during this course. Thank you once again for joining my class happy creating cheers