Watercolor Beach Stories | Lalitha Ragavan | Skillshare
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10 Lessons (34m)
    • 1. 1. Introduction

    • 2. 2. Supplies

    • 3. 3. How To Approach A Landscape Painting

    • 4. 4. Making Simple Sketch

    • 5. 5. How To Preserve Required Areas

    • 6. 6. Painting Sea & Sand

    • 7. 7. Painting Rocks

    • 8. 8. Painting Human, Umbrellas & Beach Towels

    • 9. 9. Final Details

    • 10. 10. Your Project

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About This Class

Welcome to the class! In this class we are going to paint a beautiful and vibrant seascape in bird's eye view perspective. I am also going to explain you how to approach a landscape painting, perspectives and tonal values. By following simple steps, you could create a lovely seascape with all tiny details. Let's start!

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Lalitha Ragavan

Watercolor Artist & Plant Biologist


Hi! I'm Lalitha Ragavan, a full-time watercolor artist and a Plant Biologist based in Chennai, India. I reside with my husband and two sons in a lively and an energetic city which has a delightful beach called 'Marina', connected with Bay of Bengal. 

I am a self taught artist and magical watercolor is my favorite medium due to it's flexibility, beautiful essence and accidental effects.I conduct workshops on watercolor painting both online and in person.

Basically I am a Plant biologist (Doctorate in Plant Biology) and I love to paint Landscapes mostly. During the start of my art journey I have had initial struggles, like every beginner, to paint even a single perfect picture of small size. But constant efforts and practices helped me to a... See full profile

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