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Watercolor Basics 2: Water Control

Jessica Sanders, Artist, Instructor, Designer

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4 Videos (11m)
    • Welcome!

      0:26
    • Water Control

      4:26
    • The Results

      3:17
    • Thank you! and Project

      2:21
26 students are watching this class

About This Class

Hi, I’m Jessica Sanders, a self-taught mixed media artist who loves exploring art and sharing it with you!

I am creating a series of ultra beginner mini classes to help you learn to paint with watercolor.  The skills I teach in these classes helped to put me on the fast-track to creating vibrant, loose, beautiful watercolor paintings like a pro!  And I believe they can do the same for you!

Each class is designed to teach 1 or 2 beginner skills of watercolor painting.

Let's Keep It Super Simple - KISS, baby! - short, and easy to learn!

Watercolor Basics 2: Water Control

In class 2, we will explore water control.    We will take a three bears approach to discover how much water is too much, too little, and just right.  We will explore how the amount of water affects the drying time and the results you achieve when painting .  All in less than 15 minutes!

Then it’s project time!  Let’s be Goldilocks!  I would love for you to try ALL 3 amounts of water!  Practice each one - too much, too little, and just right!  In this way, you will learn water control + you will learn how you love to work!  

You can do a little or a lot - fill a page with each, or fill a page with a mix of the three amounts of water.  Use lots of your favorite colors!

Don’t forget to  share it with me and your fellow students in the Project Section.  If you enjoyed this class, please leave a review, so I will know you want me to keep going!

Skills:  

How to recognize and control the water on your paper.

Supplies:

Watercolor paper:  140 lb / 300gsm

Watercolor brushes:  10 round

Paper towel

Water

Resources

Other classes I am teaching:  

Watercolor Basics 1: Mixing Water with Watercolor Paint

Watercolor with Me: Loose and Juicy Summer Fruit Slices

Watercolor with Me: Fun & Fabulous Flamingo

Watercolor Skillbuilder: Daring Doodles

Whimsical Faces: Drawing Basics

Watercolor with Me : Falling Snow Holiday Cards

 

Other watercolor teachers on Skillshare:  

Irina Trzaskos, Ron MulveyChris V.

21 of 21 students recommendSee All

Quick, easy and concise guide for beginners
Thank you quick and simple ;)
Belinda Jobson

Faithfulgirl1978

Jessica's Watercolor Basics classes are just what I was looking for as I am new to watercolors. She explains the properties of the medium and how to use them in an easy to understand way.

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Jessica Sanders

Artist, Instructor, Designer

My name is Jessica Sanders of ColorMeCreativeArt.com. I am super happy to be here with you on Skillshare.

I live in Houston, Texas with my wonderful husband and four awesome kids, who are growing up so fast! I am a full time artist/maker, blogger, and YouTuber. I am also a designer for Chameleon Art Products - and I teach on Skillshare!

I have been making art my whole life. It began with paint-by-numbers with my dad, craft and painting projects with my grandmother, and pro...

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