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17 Videos (1h 20m)
    • Trailer

    • Choosing Paint Colours

    • Supplies

    • Mixing Colours on the Palette

    • First Washes

    • 2nd Washes Head

    • Left Eye

    • Left Ear and Nostrils

    • Right Eye

    • Right Ear

    • Head Spots

    • Neck Spots

    • Mane

    • Finishing Touches

    • Acacia Branch

    • Combining Paintings in Photoshop

    • Thank you

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About This Class


Professional artist and teacher Louise De Masi guides you step by step through the painting of this beautiful watercolor Giraffe in this class. 

Watercolor can be a notoriously difficult medium to use but with Louise's guidance and expertise you will discover that painting in watercolor doesn't have to be complicated. In this 1 hour and 20 minute class she will demonstrate some of the techniques that she uses to create her beautiful watercolor paintings that are sold all around the world.

Discover how Louise:

  • Chooses her paint colours
  • Applies washes Blends colours on the paper
  • Works wet on wet
  • Works wet on dry
  • Creates deliberate 'blooms' or 'back runs'
  • Adds detail
  • Combines two paintings to create one in Photoshop

When you enroll in this class you will have access to a line drawing of the Giraffe that you can download so you can paint along with Louise. You will also be able to download some of her progress photos and the final photo of Louise's painting. 

This class is suitable for intermediate painters but beginners will also find it useful. So grab your brushes and start painting!

37 of 37 students recommendSee All

excellent class - beyond my skill level - but learned a lot - will be trying this soon - Thank you so much for this class
Such beautiful class and generous instructions! Highly recommended! Thank you dear Louise! xox
Extremely thorough overlook at painting layered washes to build up value. The style is photorealistic. Great bonus at the end with a little photoshop how to.
Joanna Hall

Book lover who draws | IG: @artbyjoanna





Louise De Masi

Artist - capturing beauty with watercolour

Louise De Masi is a professional watercolour artist and a qualified school teacher from Australia.

Louise has a Bachelor of Education degree and has worked as a school teacher within Australia. She is co-author of a watercolor painting instruction book by Walter Foster- titled 'The Art of Painting Sea Life in Watercolor'. Her work has been featured in Australian Artist's Palette Magazine, Australian Country Craft Magazine and The Sydney Morning Herald. She is represen...

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