Watercolor Beginner Technique Masterclass With Easy To Do Projects

Robert Joyner, Strive To Become An Artist - Not A Painter

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17 Videos (2h 14m)
    • Introduction

      1:04
    • Materials

      19:02
    • (NEW) The Sponge

      10:31
    • Common Wash Techniques

      12:43
    • Soften Edges

      3:22
    • Lifting

      3:34
    • Bleeding

      3:48
    • Charging

      4:52
    • Dry-brush

      1:00
    • Calligraphic Strokes

      3:26
    • Scraping & Scratching

      2:44
    • Negative Space

      1:35
    • Application Demo Trees

      11:18
    • White Space Demo

      7:53
    • PROJECT: Mountain Ranges Demo

      20:49
    • PROJECT: Sail Boats With Burnt Sienna

      10:45
    • PROJECT: Misty Pine Trees Demo

      15:49
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About This Class

In this class you will learn many of the common techniques and methods of painting with watercolors. It's a perfect resource for beginners that need to practice and understand the many aspects of getting started with watercolor painting. 

To help facilitate the learning process there are several simple projects that you can complete to test your skills. As you dive into these demonstrations you will probably discover the biggest challenge is painting wet-in-wet. Which is exactly why most of the demos include this technique.

Here are some of the demonstration images;

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Who is this class for?

Beginners! This class is intended for anyone that is getting started with watercolor painting and needs a go-to source for understanding some of the common watercolor techniques.

Materials

You may not need all of these materials but I do recommend at least pointed round watercolor brush, 4-5 tubes of quality watercolor paint that includes primary colors, watercolor sketchbook 10-15 sheets w/ 100 lb. cold press paper, or better.

Drawing Supplies
Sketchbook
60 lb. drawing paper
#2 pencil
Pencil sharpener
Watercolor Supplies
Watercolor spiral sketchbook (experiment with ideas)
Brushes
Squirrel Mop; #8, #5, #2 (optional), Hake; small, medium & large (optional), Round; #12, #10, Needle #8, Fan, Wild child (old round)
Paint - use artist grade
Ultramarine blue, Cobalt blue, Phthalo blue, or Cerulean blue, Alizarin crimson, Rose Madder, Cadmium red deep, Yellow ochre, Burnt Sienna, Lemon yellow, Viridian green, Cadmium orange, Neutral tint, White gouache
Other
Mijello palette; leakproof
Masking tape; 1.5" wide rolls
Spray bottle
Saunders cold press watercolor paper; full sheets 22x30"
Gator board to paint on, adhere paper to with masking tape; it's good to have several in various sizes
Collapsable water reservoirs X2; one for clean water and one to wash brushes
Old rags, or towels; great for drying brushes
Paper towels

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Be sure to check out the class below. It covers many ideas and methods for improving your color knowledge, value, tone and much more.

17 of 17 students recommendSee All

Broad range of basic techniques with examples to emulate
Very good lessons on a variety of essential watercolor techniques. Good demos and good tips and advice along the way. You feel you come away with a solid beginners tool kit. Thank you Robert.
Excellent instructor
Janet Garcia

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Robert Joyner

Strive To Become An Artist - Not A Painter

Hi, I'm Robert Joyner.

I'm a full time paint-slinger from Richmond, Virginia specializing in watercolor, acrylic & mixed media paintings. Best known for my signature loose brushwork and carefree approach to creating abstract style artwork.

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