Watercolor Basics 5: How to Wet Your Brush, Move Your Paint, and Clean Your Brush

Jessica Sanders, Artist, Instructor, Designer

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8 Videos (19m)
    • Welcome!

    • Supplies

    • Wetting your Brush

    • Pre-wet your Paint

    • From Pan to Palette

    • Thinning the Paint

    • Cleaning your Brush

    • Project & Thank you :)

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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. I want to Keep It Super Simple - KISS, baby! - short, and easy to learn!

Watercolor Basics 5: Water, Brush, and Paints - Oh my!

In class 5, we will dive deep into some watercolor basics..

We will cover loading your brush with water, moving your paint from the pan, to the palette, to the paper, thinning your paint with water, and cleaning your brush using the 2 jar method.  We’re covering lots of skills, all in less than 20 minutes :)

Then it’s project time!  

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I went through all of Jessica's basic mini classes and oh wow they were super helpful. I have painted before but just recently with water color. She has a great way of teaching basic methods and allowing for experimentation. Excellent !!!!
I can't believe what i could learn about something as simple as getting my brush wet. I want to learn the basics of watercolors, and that's exactly what I'm learning - thank you! More, please - more basic classes. Thank you again. From a 64-year-old who is finally getting to watercolors.
very concise, Jessica is an excellent communicator.





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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