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Watercolor's Full Potential: Exploring Fluid Painting

Angela Fehr, Watercolourist and Art Educator

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11 Videos (1h 5m)
    • Tools & Materials Overview

      4:02
    • Basic Techniques Demonstrated

      7:15
    • Make a Value Study

      3:10
    • Mix Complementary Colors

      4:04
    • Add Texture with Cling Wrap

      2:18
    • Adding Texture with Salt

      3:30
    • Lifting Out to Create Texture (Cloud demonstration)

      3:57
    • Paint a Simple Object: Apple Demonstration

      8:51
    • Create Your Focal Point Painting - Part 1

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      9:32
    • Painting Your Subject: Part 2

      8:44
    • Painting Your Subject: Wrapping Up (Part 3)

      9:10

About This Class

Even a beginner can paint fluidly in watercolor! Used traditionally, watercolor paintings have a fluidity and transparency unrivaled by any other painting media. Often described as the "hardest medium" in which to paint, watercolor doesn't have to be intimidating. 

In this self-paced class, professional watercolor artist Angela Fehr will walk you through basic techniques and supplies in watercolor, creating special effects in watercolor, and composing paintings in a loose, informal style. 

Color theory, texture and composition will all be explored.

What You'll Learn

You'll develop your technique through a sequence of progresssive, structured, clear lessons.

  • Overview of Supplies and Tools. Assemble what you need to get started.
  • Basic Techniques. Experiment with a foundation for working with your materials.
  • Color Mixing in Watercolor. Mix colors in a way that feels useful, purposeful, and fulfilling of your creative vision.
  • Texture in Watercolor. Create the illusion of dimension and surface.
  • Final Project. Compose and create a final painting that uses your newly learned techniques and skills.

What You'll Do

Your final project will be to create a unique painting in an expressionistic style.

245 of 253 students recommendSee All

Enjoyed the step by step process to flowing the paint and a central focus and leaving things "unsaid".
Very good class that moves along swiftly, valuable info.
Wonderful teacher, great information in a step by step format. Creates beautiful art.

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Angela Fehr

Watercolourist and Art Educator

Angela Fehr is a professional watercolor painter living in northern British Columbia, Canada. She is a member of the Federation of Canadian Artists, the Peace Watercolour Society, and the South Peace Art Society. She has been teaching watercolor for twelve years and painting in watercolor for twenty-two. You can also find her on Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, and Instagram.

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