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Watercolor Abstract Landscapes: a step-by-step tutorial

teacher avatar Madi Smit-Kliffen Madiliefje, "Creativity is contagious. Pass it on."

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7 Lessons (1h 37m)
    • 1. Hi!

    • 2. Materials

    • 3. Colors

    • 4. Beachscape

    • 5. Moonscape

    • 6. Monochrome landscape

    • 7. Final thoughts

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About This Class

Hi there!

So glad you're here! We will be painting three different abstract landscapes today: a beachscape, a moonscape and a monochrome landscape.

These little projects are so much fun and for me, a nice way to destress. Not too much detail, wet-on-wet blends and simple shapes. You can stick to the landscapes I show you, or make it completely your own, let your creativity flow!

This class is for all levels, beginner or pro, I think you'll enjoy this one ;-) So no need for prior knowledge, though some knowledge of watercolor always helps. We'll be doing some wet-on-wet, which can be tricky, but because we keep the shapes simple and the landscape abstract, you can really not do anything wrong!

I'm excited to start painting, I hope you are too!

x Madi


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Madi Smit-Kliffen Madiliefje

"Creativity is contagious. Pass it on."


Hi there my fellow art lovers! :-)

My name is Madi and I'm a watercolor artist based in the Netherlands. I fell in love with watercolor about 2 years ago and it has brought me so much joy since! Skillshare has taught me so much (and still does!), I've met
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1. Hi! : Hi there. Welcome to my sculpture class on how to paint what a color. Abstract landscapes will be painting three different landscapes today. A beach landscape, a mountain moonscape on a monochrome landscape with the color of your choosing. Um, I'll be showing you a lot of different techniques which will hopefully be useful to you. Um, it's mostly just a lot of fun. Um, there from little projects to do when you have some time. Andi, I wanna apologize in advance for all the times we'll see a bit off my face and my hair. I tend to really get into a painting when I'm painting in great detail on DSO, My head was in front of the camera a lot. I tried to kind of guide as best I could, so I hope that's no problem for you. And I'm excited to start painting with you today. 2. Materials: So here are all the materials that will be using today to paint our three abstract landscapes. I'll be using this watercolor paper by Fabbiano. This one is a square size. I thought it would look cute to have those as abstract landscapes on there. I feel so alone them on a postcard size, which looks very cute. We could also do it on a four or a five size, and you could add some some lettering or quote eso whatever. You have a stock, you can use that paper this oneness 200 grams. I would recommend to use 300 if you have it. Um, we'll be working a little bit with wet on wet and just holds water a little better. This one is clued on all sides, so I don't have to take this paper down. If you're using just a single sheet, then you might want to take it down in some pain. Just tape, just to be sure I've got my pencil. Huge a draw. Not lying. I've got some masking fluid. This one is from Motew. It's in a marker, which is really nice. Um, I'm gonna be using it for them. Escape You don't necessarily have to have masking fluid, but it will make it a little easier if you don't have a, Then you just have to be a little more careful when you're painting. You're probably wondering why I have a public fine here. I like to use my plants to draw the outlines. This one has really nice a circular base, which is the perfect with. So I'm going to use this one to draw my outline, and then I'm gonna use this one. You're a piece to draw the outline of the sun so you can use that or any other household item to have It will be fine. Um, I've got two containers here. One would be to clean my brush in. Andhra will continue in Clearwater, which is very well for, um why don't let that connects soon. He's in Clearwater. Sometimes I've got three vs here of using my size eight brush round brush. Um, for the most part, this one was really nice tip when it's wet down, which is gonna be good for all the all the lines that we're gonna be creating. It's, um so any broad brush with a good tip that you have Wilbur crowd will work fine. I also have a size four here in case I need to work a little smaller and I want to have a little bit more control. I've got a size zero for those final details, like the birds and the monochromatic landscape of using my van Gogh Pain said as well as some colors from the prima marking tropical spot. If you don't have these pains Oh, are they're not exactly the same name. You can just, uh, use the color that's closest to what I'll be showing you. I have, ah, ceramic pellet here to make some colors on. I won't be using this a lot, but I do like to use this for a monochromatic landscape because it's really easy to go from a darker um, if you to a lighter one on European college. If you don't have a pattern, you could also use a ceramic plate that works just fine as well on. I've got a paper towel to dry my brush and that's it. So next up I'll show you which colors will be using for each specific landscape. Onda. We can start drawing and painting 3. Colors: So here are the colors that we will be using today or it a beach landscape. I will use this color coat coconut truck. This pod believes this color for the beach. It's like a little sandy color. It's very similar to similar Teoh Yellow Oakar, so you could use that if you have that in your pocket for the water, I will be using two colors a lighter blue. So be using my civilian blue and then also the dark blue. It'll be my KRouge in blue to those are two blues that Ellie's for the water. And then I want this guy to look a little like a sunset. And for that of using this color called hibiscus, which is orange basically, so it's like a little more dark orange. Think it would look similar in this palette to four million? I like to use my truckloads palate because the colors just pop a little more, and then, for the other colors the sunset of using this attire color, which is really nice. Um, Grant Congrats, pinkish and makes together that really good. So you could use any other kind of ah, pink or red that you have So these are the colors that will we will be using for our beach landscape. Now, onto our mountain moonscape, I will be using three different kinds off greens from dark to light. It's amusing. Dark green. That's the poems from the tropical palette. You can just some use any dark green you like. Just make sure that three values you use, um, look good together and that they go from dark to a little lighter. So I'm gonna use the poems now I'm gonna use my hooker green, which is a little lighter, like by much villages has, ah, a different kind of under tune. I think those two go really well together. And then the lightest one is gonna be my olive green. You might feel like this is to light and you've been used a different color. Like how the lightness of the all of, um in the house with a dark background. So we're gonna make it a moonscape on the sky's gonna be black or grey, please. I'm going to use my pains grief for this. So I thought black would be to harsh. But you can go pretty dark with pains. Graze well, so that's it for the mountain moonscape. Then for the monochromatic, uh, escape. You could, of course, use any color you would want. Um, I think it was really good. An indigo or maybe like a dark cream or so many colors to choose from operable, for example. Uh, I'm gonna use my parodying maroon because it's a fun color, and I don't use it that often, and I thought it would look very good. Um, just in different values. This'd is cold. And this is the darkest value. I'm just gonna water it down. I followed and get some more variation in there. Uh, I'm gonna go even lighter for this guy. It's really like color. Well, I can add in it's and dark clouds. So we'll be playing with that inner monochrome landscape. And these are all the colors. So Beech Mountain on a more Crume. The next stop will be scratching the old line and we'll start painting the first landscape , which is gonna be the beach landscape. 4. Beachscape: All right. So let's start painting the first landscape, the beach escape. Um, I'll be using my plan to sketch the outlines. So I'm just gonna prove on here on try together in the middle. Just gonna use my fingers here for reference. That's about the middle. I'm just gonna make the outline with a pencil. No, making my lines quite sick so you can see them. A new venue. But make sure you erase your lines a little before you start painting so you won't see that run through your pains. Then I'll be using my window, my one euro piece to sketch out the song. She's gonna be in the top left corner. Think around here. No job. So does time. You could also use masking fluid with with this one. Um, I'm just gonna be very careful that I don't like the placement of this one. I think it needs to be a little more down, so I'm just gonna try that again. Just look at your own composition before you start painting. If you're completely happy with it. All right. So I'm just gonna go ahead and paint the line, draw the lines for the beach and weaves. It's an extract the abstract landscapes so it doesn't have to be perfect. You are resemble anything. Really. Um, if you just hint at shapes with colors, you'll see that it'll look like the thing you're painting. Um, so I'm just gonna make some wavy lines were beach because I think I look good and then, like some weaves crashing on their So I'm gonna start here with beach. Anything that would be nice if we've comes out from here down here and then maybe another wave comes on top of that, and then the rest will be the sunset. So, um, I've painted them now so that they're touching. But when I when we'll start to paint, you want to leave a little white line? Um, just between all the areas so long between the beach and this, we've or believe a little white line between these two waves, and between these weeks and the sunset, I just think that it's a little I know that's something fun to it. And, um, also as a bonus, you don't have to wait until every layers drive before you can start painting the other one assed long as you don't touch the other on which you won't. If you leave that little white, you can just go on. So we're gonna start at the bottom, and we're going way to talk. I'll be using a wet on wet technique for this one. Um, because I like the fuel of gifts. You know, it's kind of, um yeah, the water kind of has to flu, and it just does that best when it's wet on what I'm seem for the beach. You know, I wanted to kind of look like it's been washed away by the water on the sunset. Just, you know, just melts together more perfectly when it's wet on where? So I'll be taking my size for brush. Um, so I can really make those lines of straight on, um, steady within these lines because you don't wanna keep that circular. I feel. So I'm gonna take some Clearwater found just gonna, um What? This first beach area now? Maybe my beach area turned out a little too big. Um, but you can always adjust. Just look at your composition before you start and make sure that you're happy with it. I'm just gonna let this you don't want to put too much water down. But you want to have, like, a nice she and on the paper, cause you want that water to flow. How much water you have to use this dependent on your paper. So I just look for that sheen. You will see it in the light. Then I'm gonna take that coconut color or poker, and I'm just gonna drop it at the top of this area. Stay within the lines. We're just gonna something there and tortured Blunden with the rest. If it doesn't blend them enough is my water dries up pretty quickly. My paper dries up pretty quickly. Um, clean your brush, you take some nuclear water manages soon. Just barely touch of and see that we'll get pulled into this under areas as well. If you want that to be more than just use a little more water, go over the over the paint, pull this car a little bit in sample size. Then I think I wanted to be a little more pigmented here at the top. Just a more core we're going, huh? Let it dry on them. See what those um it's textures. Seven doing you want to keep this bottom part pretty light so you can push it being a way out of that and to beach area. That also gives a nice fact sometimes. But so I'm gonna leave it like this, then, uh, see that I want a little over here. So I'm going to take some clear water, James and really wet that Lindsay my people tell and just at that. So we all right? So I'm gonna turn my page, and I'm gonna And what this area just gonna be? First wave the light one. And so I'm gonna make sure that when I went it leave a little line between this area on the beach area. So I'm gonna take Clearwater, and you can make this line as big as you want. Of course, I would make it. I wouldn't make too big. Don't make it too small either, cause then, um, the areas will touch and the colors will flow over. Just make sure it's like a few millimeters wide. Well, im just some with the rest of the area up until your pencil line. Just take your time in doing this because, um, where water rest the pain will go. So if you go over your lines with your water than your paint, go three lines as well. Right? So before that little sheen again, you might have to read another a few times. Now, we're gonna go that, um, like blue, cerulean blue. Now I'm gonna right here at the edge. I wanted to be darkest here. Yes, and then I wanted to slow out to this side. We found a little color, uh, clean my brush and some clear water and pull that paint up. Two words. Your check that and you just want toe. May I have the feeling that is kind of because it's flowing? Just rewarding a little. Sure. Follow that line. I'm gonna take some warm blue. Some are here. Center, Mr Gold. Further since. Come on. I want some color here that, um, comes together. You know, I'm just gonna clean my brush. Ego. That's, um Clearwater. More pulls cars alway close that where you could just play a little with, um, what's your textures on your cars? Home. Land into each other. Just see what kind of fun coming up with this. I'm just going over this and I'm trying to make sure that it's but the entire area is covered. I want to keep it a little light here at the top zone and pushing some pain down. Um, by taking some Clearwater, but making my brush just a little down on I'm pushing it back. Then you get some paint on it, so you wipe that out from you do it again. You can get really nice textures this way. So I won't leave this one like that. I'm gonna go on to the next wave, which is gonna be dark new one. I'm gonna have this one, um, the darks color on top, and I'll have it figured out to the bottom. That's probably not how weight works, but that's the good thing about abstract landscapes. Suit. And, um, do what everyone saw. Hotel my page again and make sure that I leave that white space between these two waves. This is quite a lot off white space. You could also, you could also do a little less. Or you could go over later and just add a little line of the dark blue, you know, to follow that sand a little more. Um, well, let's try you. You could always, um, had some. Or if you want to just try and start a little bigger because you can always make it smaller , but you can't make it bigger. So is the area until it has nurse she. Then I'm gonna go and get my KRouge in blue and just jumped that here at, and I want to get it all the way into that. Want this guy around here? Talk forest. This is just a little trial and error also for me, you know? A So you can see. Please don't need so much. His mom other drives up pretty quickly, so I would have to use a little more water. No, that's just little trial and error. You know, every every paper is different, and, um, to see what works for you of your pain. Doesn't feel enough. Um, make it a little wetter or go back over it like I'm doing, um, with, um, with some water, and then you can get the same results. What on what is just It's so hard technique. I find that hard at least, um, especially when they're a little of a perfectionist on one of control of things you tend to overworking a little, but the results and gives you is, well, it's just like no other. It was nice. He's and blends that you won't get otherwise. So just go over the little and, um, kissed your size that you're not happy with it. So just what I'm doing us cleaning my brush, taking some clear water, dabbing it on my paper towel so I won't have too much water on it, because then it'll just get one big puddle on. I'm just going over the pains and spilling it down. Now, I want this area to be a little more blue. Um, because I wanted to stand out from that lighter woman so it could be a little darker here at the bottom. Then you could also just add below the waters. And I'm not having my brush. As you can see, it goes into the water, and it creates this kind of bleed, which is also nice. So I'm gonna do that one over here so you can see without does. Some people don't like it. I like it sometimes, you know, it's kind of unpredictable, but I think for this woman come work does it? Kinda has to look like water. We'll see. Just, uh, that's for horses. So no, only that's dry. Onda. Um, I'll be working on the sunset, so I'm gonna do the same. I'm gonna let the page. Um, I'm gonna leave a little line between this ways and this we've and I'm gonna go around the sun really carefully. I'm going to start with that, actually. So it is easiest to do this when you can work with a little daylight because, uh, just holding it in the light newspaper. And I concede he's that sheen. You can see where the water has dried up. A little stuff, too. Down a little. You can see where you've been on, um, the street of your paper s if stride up if it needs a little more water from the various new re winning Sure the sun. Slowly to Children. And then I'm gonna start with the orange. I'm gonna put that down here at the bottom. True. Full of your longer. I can't just turn your page all the lines of the previous area. Well, right. So then even switch to my size eight brush now because this is a little bit bigger area to cover on. I just gotten some clear water. Well, for her already to the top. And just make it like this. Light orange. Be careful or on sun here. Just make sure you spread that color a little. If you go into the sun like I just said, that's fine. You can. Can you fix that? I just love this whole area. Covered more, more My brush and get some of that route pink. There have the chops. Now those two together. So just color here. It's more about midway. I'm going clean my brush. It's in Clearwater, won't you please, to to each other share you get a nice even blend for now, whichever you prefer Course if you want to have a little Bora Papa was color moving out. Scott Area Island. Just go back in. Someone pregnant. It's all still wet now, so people blow using Just turn a colored. You can just let it flow into each other like there, Or you could go over it again, was a little bit more water that you get a warrant, even blood. So whichever you prefer, it might be nice to just some even see each other a little. Should be a little harder here. I'm just taking some clear water set I'm gonna take, um, nice, I swear. Brush again in the currency. Oh, pigment and not so much water. I'm gonna reshape that, son. So it's gonna be maybe a little bit tinier because I went in a little bit. Why would people bigger to start? Of course. Now you're going to see my pencil sketch. Be sure not to touch the sky while it's still back. Um, you're gonna see my pants sketch threat, but you're pencils. Got should be a lot lighter, so you won't see it. More room. Just do you want. And then for the top, you could you get used out. Just Flender in there. And then, you know, his lines are pretty hard now. So you wanna get slightly damp brush, like, really lighten? Just go over, then a little so that the I did a little better, but like, really, you're Russian? Almost not be wet anymore. Be careful. He do this cause go out of your line again. Cool. We'll have very, very time, son. You just I touch my sky a little here up there, so amused all the water with your that's already there. As you can see now, these two are our mix and quite well, right? So here's our first be escape. So I hope you you like this one. And I hope you want to make the other ones as well. So here we get a more even blandness you can see with, Let him let. And here I put some water, quite a lot of water actually into pain and see what that does. So, yeah, I quite like it like this, you know, it's unusual texture and it z pretty nice eso Now, if you want Teoh, I've gone outside of my lines a little. You know, they're not really, um, as beautiful here as they could be. So you can go over that with, um maybe your size, your brush or whatever detail brush you have. And just make that line like a little, um, straighter, you know, so you can really see that round. You could also do it up here. Just kind of depends on your on your paper. This one leads a little more outside of the lines, Tom. So I'm just gonna leave it like this and kind of like, but how's this kind of playful? No sense doesn't all have to be straight, but I just want you to know that you could do that and could go over. These signs here are just being a little more careful than I do. Um, so this is the 1st 1 and then next up will start painting the mountain moonscape. 5. Moonscape: So for our mountain moonscape, let's get our plans again on the measure where it needs to go. This is about the middle. That's no, I say well, in your apiece. Where are one, then? Want to go? All right, here. All right. So No, it's a son. I want to be a moon. So I'm gonna turned out shame can get Mississippi filter the little more. So a little more here in a little less. Just try and find the right one shape you like. That is I have a pain. A little brother in back here. Uh, So, um um, this more with some asking for I think this one room go first. Still not sure. Quite happy with my mom. It needs to be home. So make sure you're happy with shape before you go The thrust. I think the shape is good for me, So I'm gonna take my mask in a book. I'm gonna fill in blue if you don't know if I'm asking Fluid Just do what we did with the sun So you know you can when we start on the sky area Couldn't let around the moon But I want to show you how it would look for using masking fluid. I'm just a little easier because they don't have to be so careful can or meeting a strike. So in the meantime, I'm gonna paint. I'm gonna draw the the mountain shapes some into three mountains. Onda. I'm gonna give them some curves, too. I think this guy goes. It's right. So I'm doing a little curvy mountains. Could also do more, uh, normal mountain, if that's what you like. Like more Appointee Mountain. Um, really. Obviously more good at it. Just make sure they're kind of, um balanced, slow, more balanced like like this. And I'm gonna do the same thing. So I'm gonna leave a little bart line between all the mountains and the sky as well. Um, I will be using went away about a let, uh, with this one. I'll be just using the wet on dry technique. Uh, it's pretty similar to what we've been doing. We're just not gonna bet the paper first, but we gonna lay down some color, and then we're gonna have put it to us about with some water. So I'm gonna go ahead and get my size for a brush Onda. I'm gonna start with the Dark Scholar. You could do the other way around as well. If you want to course, it's your pardon. I'm gonna start with poems, a green color, and I'm just going to start here at the top. Follow lying that I just drew. Well, I'm gonna put down like, uh, and being here of the talk, make sure it's nice and pigments is, and you can make this Does he want? And them clean my brush. Get some clear water. I'm just gonna go over that lion here. Just for what? Color? Down on on this where you're good. A nice even I won't. So you could also use a little more water. If you want to get that harder blend that we did. And in the dark, we've So do you want to get a little more green here? I'm here at the bottom because it doesn't have to be a slight, as we did with water. Just wanted to be a pretty green because you it's a mountain. Good, good. And ring. I'm just going over it again. Some water. Well, it's took part of it. Some water so that you get something about color reactivated and so I can blend in nicely with the rest if you want to. I want to have a little more color here at the bottom. Just add a little more pigment, more color and just, uh, keep adding until how it looks this really dark you go. It's a new color and a little water Really dark and more. We'll see how soon ends up. Right. So in the meantime, I'm gonna go off with my second. What? Um, interested like this? I think so. I will not touch that area. Um, so I'm just going to do the same as this. I'm going to start a top, and then we're my return to the bottom. But I am going to leave that little white space. Eso you actually be careful now because you're not wedding at first. Say after pay attention to not put already down. So, using my hooker cream course you can use any kind of green you won't. And I'll just you about here you will and should. Mode. Well, what What space is gonna be just gonna paint that so that I don't forget? No, I'm going to use some clear water these wall in simple this one, you see clear water. And it's true regard alone in this room. Then once I have this basic shape, I can You can add some more color in there. I'm gonna take and green again. No need to agree. Well, doctor, here, he urges, What did you wanna have that contrast, like, lighter at the bottom So that it contrasts well with, um, they're not part of the took area, the previous one. So just some start light, and then you can always go talk. So I'm starting lighting on if I feel like this area needs have a little more painted and, um, that I closed at that. So that's my advice. He knows we just only start lied. And then always good work. You can do the other way around. Sounds like nor it kind of is that sometimes you forgot you and I like it like this mom as well. I think this dark or not. So I'm gonna last one. I just got me here, and it's gonna be the olive green. Oh, green. Oh, my brush. And I was just doing this thing. I'm just color down here at the top. Don't move, - song . Careful, insecure. I'm gonna get some water. No. Strike that call, then Consume did say, Here came and some water. Just so I have the basic shape you can start adding some more to work on. Yeah. Here. No. So now I want a little more call tops, too. We're trying at somewhat pigment near of the last water smoke. Help it. Yeah, you know what? Just as himself. Okay, so now we have our mountain escape or our moment since at least she have ready, um, see more has Dr The Last thing liquid. And it has. So now I'm gonna do the sky, which is gonna be dark pretty dark, but I'm going to start off lighter at somewhere they use to get to the really darkens. So I'm taking my biggest brush on some pains. Great. And then I'm going to start. I want everything to be dark. And then I want that moon to be, like a little lighter around it. So I'm going to start here at the bottom with some planes. Great. No, I'm good. Comic those lines again. I've already got a very pretty inspire cause I know. I wanted to be dark. I'm just gonna build because I used masking liquid. Aiken, just, um, go over this window to be careful. And then once it's dried up, I could take off them asking that could which, uh, I'll show you When? When? When we're done with. Let's try. Uh huh. You'll have very crisp. So I'm just going around these inches now, here you keep with the brush of us. I'm just rest over here. You can cover more quickly, - right ? So that it's covered. I'm gonna switch to my smaller brush vision. So I have a little more control with that when you just add brings pray really dark color. Here we are. Just school. Okay, Long this down here to be really, really dark. I'm taking a lot of pigment round. It's up here as well. I'm gonna get you in the second. So I'm just, um, having some more England Pretty watery. Still, which is Cem, which is nice. Cause then and it's more I'm just gonna go all the way around trusting you know as well masterwork of Get some water in there. Just so it showed you at, uh, with the waves. He's pool color back can create this light effect around. It works out because, you know, make something once, but, uh, nice to see if you can get a gun. I want the area around the moon to be pretty lights. I'm just wanting her brush, having it a little, And then she would color away from you can see that it goes back into the sky. Make sure Teoh wrench your breasts. Brush everyone small, cause the pain will get on there, and then I just Oh, well, and then you will get this nice. Tamed them. Yeah. I don't know. Like there are clouds or something. It's, uh, pretty great picture. So, um, I'm gonna leave it like this and no need to dry. And then I'm going to see how it turns out because I think it looks a little dark. No. Still around the moon, but I think it's gonna drive pretty like so. That's gonna be good. Just one of these. A little more space between Moon. Leave it like this. See on area here more. All right. We won't. Okay. I want the rest thing. It's too. What? No, Probably to get somewhere Things in there. It's Mara. So, um, uh, gonna leave this to dry? How? On them I'll get back to you on will peel off that masking tape on. See how well we did. All right, So I'm my paint has dried, and you can order to see some, uh, some nice textures going on here. Um, I think I'm gonna leave it like this. I would have liked it if it would have been a little bit lighter. But then, um, I would have had to keep it lighter when I was painting, I just made it a little too dark, but, um, looking at my paper now, if I go over it again with more water, I think I'm just gonna wreck the paper. So I'm gonna leave it like this. I'm gonna take off, Um, my masking fluid. The lightness off off the moon will already if some more life So the areas around it as well look a little more lucid. So just some you can have all I'm asking Teoh. And there we have our mountain moonscape. It's the next up. We'll be showing you the monochrome landscape, which is the last landscape 6. Monochrome landscape: So let's paint the last of the landscapes of monochrome. Well, got you some my plans going here to draw outline on the one your piece to drop. So here. No, I'm just gonna be drive Whether shapes I on this, this song goes up a little so much All right. Like that. So for this one of my landscape, I'm just gonna use one color my curly, and I'm going to start, um, darkest And I worked my way up. So I'm gonna be using my paint pellet Firdous, cause it's very easy to add some water, and then you have the other, uh, color. So I'm gonna use, um, precise for I'm going to start with the darkest color and I won't be fading this one as much. I wanted to be more solid colors. Um, because I just like that affect or no one show you, you know, some more techniques, So we're gonna make a pretty even blend, um, on where we'll do, the variation is gonna be fins the the values off the color. Then soon I'm gonna start just with the darkest value. I'm just gonna take straight out of the pan. I mean, God cover this entire area. Look at that. Gorgeous or just color. And I use it nearly as much of the shoot, just adding a little water to spread it out. But I mostly just want to God one solid color. I'm gonna go more. We're on my brush. This entire just really? Well, in my brush every few strokes and batting some more paint in there. No, of course, there are gonna be some variations, uh, in the color which, uh, I quite like, but I'm trying to keep it s I'm not fading it out and just adding an or we're outside the lines. I don't have the studies hands, unfortunately, but God always reckoned on me. Yours just continue and paint line better. As you can see, it drives up a little differently. So do you like it? Really dark. So and so it's alone work digging into it. But then you can always go back, and at some wars, that drives up a little lighter. Which watercolor always does to or really put a lot of pain down there? Well, most of the time. So this is our first layer. So this is this is just um, pain straight out of the pan. So now I'm gonna take that same paint on, and I'm gonna put it on my college. Now, I'm gonna add some clear water tude. And so I got lighter fell. You the bad bank? You can You can use a piece of paper to check after the colors is light enough is different enough from that one. Or you could just, um, put it on your paper. And if it's too dark, you can immediately, um, put some water on it, and it'll lighten up a swell. So I have a piece of paper on hand. So that's what I'm gonna do. I am going to use that little white life here again, So I'm just going to start here at the top. And, um, I think this is a pretty good follow up color. Have you with that and saying here, I'm just gonna fill this up the exact same color trying to water it down, turn the page a bit so I can get those nights a little bit better. Just try. Make one smooth, smooth one be serialised. Let your brush in our little and then you could go back and fill in. Thanks. Of course, it's not one color, because I didn't more so smoothly. You can just some go back over it. I make those transitions. You're ago that, um, the paint will got a little darker cause you're adding another layer on it. So, um, make sure you start liking standing a little water here. What fans that little smoother doesn't really do anything with your color anymore. Announcing so on. This is the second color. Now I want to go even later on circle. I'm already still have some pain last year, so I'm just gonna axel order to it. Well, I'm gonna go for the next one Now. Might look a little too light. I think this is the kind of color that I would like to use for the sky. Well, um, I will go over it again for them. It'll be a little bit darker again, so I'm just gonna keep it this light tone for now and then I can always have one some more color to it. Well, it's needed to communicate a little drop change in there. Did you get a little darker where I'm going? Cool. Born again sick, but the pain don't grab a little darker amendments. Very good. Okay, so now I'm gonna take some more clear water. I'm gonna put that on the pain that this still left, so there's gonna be a very light color. It's probably gonna be too light. Well, I like to start my sky off lightly. Um, because I want to add, like, a little more texture into it, like, kind of like clouds. Like, um, so I'm just going to start really light, and I'm gonna use some water Teoh moving around the paper. I'm just gonna start here, have this, son. As you can see, it's really similar to that one. So I'm just I want, like, another a little bit, so I'm just gonna go over with water, and then you says you can see it already loses some of its color. Now, you can see my lines pretty well, but, um, as you know, that's just for you. So make sure you erase your lines a little before you start painting, especially around the sun. You know, you want that area to be to be nice and white so that it contrasts well with the rest just some putting the paint that amounted. Uh, well, it's a little darker that I want to. I take some Clearwater on I just over and spread it out so that it kind of lose its loses some of its color. Then you get a nice even blend as well. And you got this Really light means colored. Then I was good for Samir. Up here was a little more coal are left, and, uh, just go red with the water. Now, I'm just going over the areas where there might have been a little too much water on a real smooth Just it's unclear water. This isn't here. Okay, so how it is really like, um, So I'm gonna take some more color. You won't do that. Not Andi. I just wanted to be a little We'll have a little mark home a little more pinkish. Just having some color here and there the sun and hear the edges. Then I'm going to take some water and spread that out. As you can see, gradually, he starts to build up a little more color. You're only urges no water spreading around. All right, so that is a little darker No, I'm gonna, but well, war well in there look too much that I'm gonna just make I think it would be clowns, So just, um, there's no stripes. Well, whatever is still wet. So you get this. Um, yes, Some, like she won't see it a lot. But, Sam, we will see just subtle difference on a little texture. And this guy, and that's nice. All right, so now, um, we're gonna let this dry. I went over here, so I'm just putting some water on it. That's a great tip to get out of some of the floor that you don't want just for some water , and then you tap it with your paper child. So when the paint is still wet, you can take some clear water You can go over, like, outside here. So one of the law outside the lines, So you put some water on it, make sure it's clear water. And your brushes, please, or you'll have other cold story bar, and then you can take it away with your paper. Tell very easy. Right. So I'm gonna let this dry, and then I'm gonna come back and the works with Well, this is still drying. If you want those clouds to be a little more profound in there, you learned dry a little like the sheen is off of the paper, but it is still I went to the touch. You can use a little more pigment. Um, a little more water. You can really make those. That's they were gonna drive pretty pretty lightly, as I could see. So now it looks it doesn't know, right? Of course. So you take a little water again, a little clear winner, and you're just then those in there so it won't be real clouds. But you do get that hint of, you know, there is something else going on in that sky. You should've were quick on this one, cause monster dry and well, and just seven landed out into the the sky that you're in created. This is optional. Of course. Um, the sky motive would have dried up nicely as well. Just, um it would just have been a little less profound of ah, of a cloud like structure on the It's just a little more now, So this is just optional. I'm just gonna let this drag on. I just wanted Teoh. Sure. So my papers drive and you can see that club structure a little better now, Um, so I'm gonna add the last day to birds. I like to sketch them out first. Um, because birds aren't my strong suit. So I like to have a little drawing to know, um, where they're gonna go on how they're gonna look. So I'm just gonna make simple births. I'll show you here on paper, so it's gonna be two wings and like, a little body, like they're flying right at you so you can make one wing a little shorter than the other. I like them to go from a little thicker here. Two of the thinner outside among just like this. Little like there's a little bird in there. So just like that, I'm going to have to like that. Of course, there are many types of other birds that you could paint. Um, you could look at some references. So, uh, you whatever you like, So I'm gonna make to hear and flat and going here, and they're like, flying towards the sun. I think that would be nice. So I'm gonna take my size, Your brush I'm gonna take, uh, I'm gonna take some pain just right out of the pan, because I wanted to be very pigmented for the birds and then so a little smaller at the top and bigger at the edge. Oh, at the bottom. So my video Good. Cut off while I was painting the birds, which isn't very nice. Um, but so they are painted already. Now, there you have it. That's the last of the landscapes, the monochromatic one. I hope you enjoyed painting these with me. Andi, I'll see you back for some final bolts. 7. Final thoughts: thanks so much for watching my sculpture class. I hope you had a lot of fun painting alone with me today. I can't wait to see your results. Please upload them to the project section of this class so I can see and comment on your work. Really curious to see with color you chose for your monochrome landscape. Um, if you upload to Instagram, feel free to tag me. I would love to meet and connect with you there And I hope see you in my next class by