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Watercolor Marathon - Month 2 - Summer & Beaches

teacher avatar Dhritikana Nath, Watercolor Artist and Instructor

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12 Lessons (2h 10m)
    • 1. Introduction

    • 2. Materials

    • 3. Watercolor Palette

    • 4. Techniques

    • 5. Project 1 Lazy Evening

    • 6. Project 2 Rocky Shoreline

    • 7. Project 3 Palm Trees

    • 8. Project 4 The Lost Island

    • 9. Project 5 Paradise

    • 10. Project 6 A Beautiful Path

    • 11. Bonus Lesson

    • 12. Conclusion

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This month is all about painting the summer season and when I think about summer its the beach which comes to my mind. So here we are with 6 amazing watercolor beach paintings covering different aspect of watercolors like wet on wet, wet on dry, blending, color mixing & more. We will cover various subjects through these 6 paintings

  • Water
  • Palm Trees
  • Sky
  • Rocks
  • Birds

All these painting have an average run time of about 10 to 15 minutes which can fit into any of our daily schedule as well as keep us motivated to paint & follow along the Marathon series. Requesting you to first go ahead and take Watercolor Marathon - Birds & Silhouette's Class so that this one is easy to follow. 

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Dhritikana Nath

Watercolor Artist and Instructor


Here goes the link for 28 Winter Illustrations to celebrate the season - Winter Inspired Holiday Cards for 28 days

Winter is a season of love, celebration, enjoyment as well as experiencing snow. Let's make it better. How about painting along with me these beautiful 28 days of winter illustration which can help you not only to improve your watercolor skills but can even be the winter cards which you can send to  your near and dear ones. Every project is exclusive of each other which makes it very interesting for anyone to work through and just go with their creative flow whenever there is a desire. On that note I will leave you guys to let your creative juices flowing and a warm welcome to my Winter series. 

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1. Introduction: When it's summertime, I can only think about going to a peach location and spend the entire time soaking in the sun sand, water along with my best people. But in the past two years I have only dreamed of going there because of uncertain times. So I just taught to come up for the class that can help us to relive all these movements working through the most beautiful and easy accessible medium, watercolors. Hey guys, science with Kaurna than artist instructor. On the other hand, a Skillshare teacher from Delhi, India. Many of you might already know me and to the people who are joining me for the first time, I go by the name watercolor illustration got later on Instagram, most of my artworks displayed over there. I have divided this class into four different layer Santos color pink, where we understand about the materials. Then next would be how you can create your own palette of two sheets for summer. The next rules as our techniques where we understand what is the difference between how when we paint to water, then waves and ripples. So those are the basic for our beach water or any kind of summer painting start we would be the width. The fourth and last year includes six different kinds of paintings. Each one of the paintings are exclusive of each other and have an average runtime of 10 to 15 minutes, suitable for any beginner level artist. So grab a cold beverage and let's start with our first lesson. 2. Materials: Let's discuss all of the materials we need for completing the painting. First is 67 tape handle half an inch tape that I would be using. I am using a kneadable AD. So then one pencil, this is the monograph pencil, and you can use any pencil of your choice. These are the main three brushes. Start as my size 8 brush has caught a optimal brush and one flat brush status three by four-inch. You can use any other brush status available with you like size too, in case you do not have an optimal brush. And the tip of this brush can be equivalent to the one that I have in my optimal brush. Lawrence. You can also go head with the liner brush like this stack can be also useful. The next is the kind of paper that we would be using. I'm going ahead with 300 GSM arches, 18 and 22, 26 centimeter. I would be dividing this paper into two equal halves, which means start TO, we would be doing two small mini painting on one single paper. And I am currently using these three shades to show you that we will be using something similar in our painting. But yeah, colors would be discussed later in the next part where I would be even guiding you through what is my go-to 12 colors for any beaches or any kind of some old paintings. Then I would keep two jars of water handy. One is the first supply of water and another is for washing my brushes. I would keep one tissue handy with myself. And I'll kind of scale which can help you to draw some lines. That's it from the supply perspective, That's move on to the next lesson where I would be guiding you through the 12 go-to colors for those summers and beaches. 3. Watercolor Palette: So guys, in each of the painting, I have already told you we're beginning with instructions about the colors that I am going to use. But this particular lesson, I have included in this, so that I can tell you how you can create your own watercolor palette for any kind of a lesson, you can go with only two L-shaped status of your people with you. I am doing this palette for myself. You can also just see what is the best color you want to pick and choose and accordingly, you can always go ahead and paint. I'm going to head with my compost blue and 10 kilo took voice. Those aren't are two colors that I am going ahead with. Once I have the stool in my quotient escape, then I would love to hard colors like yellow because I wanted to show some sunset and some vibrancy to the painting. Hence, I am adding a warm shade, which is my hello. Once I have added that shade, I would go ahead and add one more on an sheet. Though this orange shade can of course be created with the help of Valmy alien, or a red shade that you can hide. I am also adding our formula on shade for myself. But you can, of course replace it with orange shade. You can have the first three sheets and then go head with a wreck and corpora if you want, you can also curate your palate accordingly. The six shade that I would be including would be my men die Kay Brown. Hi, I would love to add some of the colors. So once we have the C colours, time the bright colors or D added onto the palette. And this is the first would be the Nike brown. You don't half an IQ brand can go ahead with CPR. You're practically don't mean all the colors that I'm showing you right now. You can go ahead with any shape that is available with you. And cutie the palette that is closer to this one. As I've told you, each and every painting will come with its own set of colors that I'm going to use in that particular painting. But this kind of a palette you can always go ahead and use for yourself in case you are going ahead with any kind of a summer painting. Once this is done, you can add some more of your burnt sienna MSU. There's a very beautiful color and we really need it when you are painting any drugs or any kind of trees. Hence, burnt sienna would be one of the colors that I would love to add. Inky sampling things, sand. So all of these are the colors that I love to r del when I am going ahead and painting any beaches or summer season. Once this is done, I would with the next, that is either you can have cobalt blue or who can go head width when so blue are rails, you can also go head width or yellow-blue. So these are the three options that I would give you for adding this high. I'm going ahead with principle. I have taken or darker value of it, so blue and I'm adding on to this people. Then the next would be my Prussian blue. Prussian blue is one more darker shade than the Winsor blue that we have. In case you do not want to add push and blue, you can also warhead with indigo, mix your width so blue and indigo and get a color which is closer to your Prussian blue. That way you can add some other color of your choice into your palette. According to me, I think to have colors are good enough to add to any kind of a palette of your choice, those 12 colors, so can really help you to go ahead with any kind of painting that you are doing. The next startup I added is my Payne's gray. Once I've added my paints gray, I'm going ahead with my green. Now. This is the bright yellow-green from Sennelier. You can go head with any light green that is available with you. The last would be the olive green that I would include in my palette. These are the 12 sheet start high would love to include and have as a part of my warm summer peaches kind of paintings. You can also go read a ballot that is similar to this one and use it for your own paintings. I am not going to only use these colors. There would be many more colors than I'm going to use. And my cotton does set of paintings, which are 600 numbers. But I would say that in case you are looking forward to any kind of a palette that like go do pilot, where you can use all these colors to paint any kind of a bright, vibrant summer season, then something similar can be created. Go ahead and just took write your summary and V2s. That would be something that I love to add since I love these colors completely and hence I have added these after I have done these 12 sheets. So we would go ahead with our set of techniques before we jump on to our first lesson. 4. Techniques: This technique spot is basically going to show you three different ways in which you can paint water. The first is how to paint water. The next one would be how to paint your piece. And the third one would be how to Pinker repulse. Let's go ahead with the first one. V will be majorly using three different colors. Status your compost blue, then you are tailored turquoise. And the last one either in p indigo or it beeping scrape books, articles people be using for completing this painting. Let's go ahead and start doing a wet on dry method. Why I do not want to go ahead with wet on wet because there's a very small piece of paper and the colors will move as per your water movement and hence then might be more of water and color movement compared to what I really want. And I cannot keep these whitespaces which I want foreign aid, you'll view kind of a painting. When I am actually approaching something like water has one of the subjects. Go ahead and start adding your Taylor turquoise and few of those spaces. Once you have added their tail rotor coils, I would request you to add some more darker values and few of the places you can always order the values of D, low, turquoise. You can argue the value of compost blue as well as you can use your indigo or your, it's great to add the darker values as you wish, You want to go ahead with. Once you are done with it, we would go ahead with our second painting. And the second painting is absolutely going to be about waves. Waves would be very, very beautiful and how you do it. I would actually guide you through it. There is so much of difference between painting or waves and repulsive the water. But hardly that is an approach which anyone has taken their data. Hence, I just talked to get this difference to you. How you can paint your ripples and how you should pink always leaves a big old compared to your ripples. Hence, repulse happens more in a calm water, whereas your waves is more when you are actually painting ocean or you are painting a c. The second one is all about painting waves. Has, I have told you, I'm going with my flat brush from the below I have kept or darker value and as I go towards the top hit is the lighter value. Let's have a closer look now as we proceed with our painting, how we want to add the leaves. If you see, I'm leaving some white spaces and then just going ahead in. And easy way to add though gave so while I am towards the bottom, I will have my broader base, whereas I'm going towards the top, I will have my smaller waist. That's how you have to paint a Waves menu. Approach this painting and go ahead and add some more of your Taylor turquoise ones. Grab the logo coils and going towards the top, make sure that you add some amount of your indigo or Payne's gray in it. That would really help you to alter the values better compared to if you are using only two colors together. I'm also adding some amount of my blue or you can say my Payne's gray even on to the other painting. Some of the parts I see have got some hard edges, so I am just using my blending brush to blend it with the background. That's how I have been using it and this blending technique people use very often in many of our other paintings. So you will see how we go about it. Start adding some more of your darker values in the areas. Has you observe me adding it. And once you keep having these, makes sure that while you go towards the top, they need to be smaller and smaller in size compared to while you are towards the bottom. You see that when I'm getting some amount of my hard edge, I would go ahead with a blending brush and just make it more even. Make it even and making it softer is what is most important. Again, let's have a closer look at towards the top. Yes, most of the waves look more blended. That's absolutely fine. You do not need to worry, it is towards the top high iron, you absorb the water media in a better way compared to the top area. You can have lighter or smaller lines of turquoise far up goggle values, whichever you choose, you put alternatively use indigo are tremendous and one more color like Selenium, blue to pink. These waves, that is the alternate color which I would prefer. In case I need to go ahead with these kinds of paintings, I am just adding one or two small, small lines to show the waves in a better way. You'll see how beautifully we are going towards the top and blending it with the color of compost blue, rather than having any further deeper shades in the waves in the last one is all about painting your ripples. I'm going with the gospel value towards the bottom area and why. It's the top. I would make it more and more like adding more, watering, do it. That's how we go about it. You might feel that this technique section looks really, really huge. It might feel that this techniques look very, very different compared to what we will do, has an approach for the smaller paintings, yeah. But this is basically a base for any kind of your waste painting and future had any kind of ripples or water painting in your future, we might approach even these kinds of paintings and future from this monotone CDs hand side, do want you to build up on this particular section before you go ahead and attempt any further on any of the other sections, do you see how ripples are in water? We have more of whitespaces compared to what we did had during the wave section. I will keep more of whitespaces in this case, rather than having the darker spaces. So I would go ahead now and add some more darker values, as well as lift out my color with the help of my plaid brush wherever necessary. This is the flag damp brush which I am using for lifting up the columns. Because a very, very simple way in which you can lift off your colors. That is, this way which we will use pretty often in one of her paintings in future hands. This part of the ripples remains very, very important for us as we are towards the bottom of the painting. It is of course, darker or you can say the waves will be bigger in size and darker compared to when we go towards the top, they would be smaller, as full as they will be more thinner because they are towards the top and we can't absorb our seed whatever is at a distance very well compared to when we see it closer to us. That's how we go about it. I would add though one more layer of my indigo into it and add a bit of a NICU will actually make it more realistic. Let's go ahead with that and few of the places and you will see how much triptans and cosmic two whopping take. I will even now I'm some boats towards the top area when I have actually done all the painting part for the repulse. And then I have covered my horizon line. Once the horizon line is covered, we can go over it to paint a few birds and make it more realistic as well as make it more even. Go head with a bit of compost blue and then blend it with your background. Wow, I am so happy with the final outcome and how it looks right now. I think this is one of the very good ways in which you can actually look at how to walk around with their techniques San, still work small and get a great outcome garden going ahead and stopping big blow and still not being able to get the final way or get the best way in which you paint waves are you paint triples or you want to paint, water, goes small. That really helps you to walk out with your paper and save your paper a lot compared to when we are working with a full size on an A3 size paper, it gives us very less opportunity to actually save our paper hints. I would ask you to go with this. I would request you all to take this technique section first and then only proceed ahead with your paintings that would help you to build upon and peace and work on your paintings later on. There are six paintings on the average runtime as 10 to 15 minutes. So it should be easier for you. Asset can easily fit into your regular Should you, and it can work around and go easy. Let's just name this as type 1, type 2, and type 3 kind of worker paintings and just write, what are waves? Rippled stat sit, and have a final look at it. Let's move on now with our first lesson where we will be painting waves and using the second technique, most dB would be using two different colors, status brown, indigo, as well as some amount of European, so blue or any other book that is available with you to walk around. I hope you will enjoy the painting and the next one now would be more about your palm trees. And we will continue with this summers and beaches. 5. Project 1 Lazy Evening: Let's discuss the colors that we would be using philosophers to paint things to fosters compost blue, Winsor blue then has been CNR Taylor, turquoise, sepia, and the last one goes as our yellow, Sennelier, yellow. You can also go ahead and use indigo. If K We do not want to use CPR, that's up to you, which you want to use and you do not want to use for me, I have replaced my sepia with indigo in my second painting. Go ahead and just try to make some gifts with the help of your pencil, whatever is available with you. I'm using my monograph pencil and adding some waves. Now I'm going ahead and just take some amount of water on top of my paper. This is a wet on wet technique. We would be doing that next test, wet on dry technique. Each and every painting has some auto, auto learning dark you can take away. And you would be in a position to understand what the colors speckled with this CDs. We have already done in depth the wet on dry in our first term, Martin, CDs glass. And you can also go ahead and have a look at it if you haven't got any chance, and this is the first one and the CDs, then try to have a look at it. You would be in a position to understand this one better. Start though with some amount of your yellow that as you're saying Alia yellow and then start adding your brown. Once you have added your brown, then you can go ahead and add some amount of blue. Now, I would love to use brown and blue together because they do not react and give me another color or any muddy mixes. So make sure while you add these colors so they blend seamlessly. I'm using my Winsor blue towards the top area and then slowly, steadily adding it towards the bottom area. I will then wash my brush and blended well with the bottom of the sky painting. If you see this whole of the painting looks seamless. The blending looks absolutely seamless. There is no muddy mix that you get. In this case, it's absolutely fine and there is no brown, Blacks, etc, that we see. I'm going ahead and just taking off some extra paints that I did apply initially. Here I want to show my son and I will be using my white quash to do it. Or titanium white, whichever is available with you. I am tilting my paper and then again they're thinner so that the blank just happens on its own. We do not need to do anything. That's the best part with watercolors. You hardly have to do anything. It does everything on its own. Go ahead and start adding some amount of your colors on top of your paper. When your paper is drying For though waves. But when you have to paint the waves first, apply some amount of your brown on the people. Just the way I imagine you can go ahead with burnt sienna or any other brown that is there, but you apply single quote of wash and then go head and apply some blue cow. You need to apply the blue I would be showing. I am exceptionally showing it outside the paper first because I want you to understand it better on and other graph paper and then only apply it on your paper. This is the place where we can go wrong and I do not want you to go ahead with it. Hence is just apply some of your win. So blue like this. Again, we would go ahead and apply the Winsor blue like this. How you go with it on top of your paper, go along. The already drawn now waves on top of it applied the Winsor blue. Wherever you did, apply your graphite. That's it. And I think you would be in a position to understand it as I have done it over here. It's simple, easy, nothing much. Data, three to four waves that we will be painting. That's all. We're not going to complicate the subject any further. And you weren't done in this case. Once this is done to make sure that you just pick up the extra colors from wherever you think it is necessary to show the waves in a better way. And then we have to go ahead and start adding one small Sun towards the top area. As I have kept the area near the Sun completely white. Heat is always bright. They're out in the sun. Even the water needs to be bright enough. And the place where you want to paint your son or around the sun. And that's it. I guess I'm pretty happy with the outcome. I would see you in the next lesson where we will be painting a rocky shore out like I would be using the same set of colors which we are using right now. Hence, nothing extra is required. I've already told you that I've replaced the sepal width and Nico. You can also use CPL for yourself. So it's up to you what you want to go head to it. That's all. Or else you could also go ahead with the Nike brown, whatever looks good to you. That's all land. Then let's move on. 6. Project 2 Rocky Shoreline: So this one is going to be on second project. It is rocky shoreline that we are going to paint. We will be using the same set of colors that we use. And unless painting and just mix some rocks towards the right-hand side. I'm going absolutely in very, very easy way to meet these rocks smaller and bigger. Just make a combination of these rocks. Do not try to only add the bigger rocks and not have the smaller rocks because with the flow of water, you will have breakage and worn out because of which there will be few smaller and few bigger rocks. Once this is done, then you have to start with your permanent yellow deep. You can also go ahead with orange if you are not having this color. Orange, I would say mix a bit of brown in it and then add some amount of your burnt sienna. If you see I am just mixing and matching some of my colors and then adding onto my paper. Now it's going to be a very, very simple and easy exercise where I'm using my size eight is caught up brush and then adding the colors with the help of my brush, it is a wet on dry technique. My paints are wet and I'm going ahead and adding on top popper dry paper. That's how we go about it. I would be changing the values of the color. In some of the places you would observe that high have more of a yellow. And a few of the places I would have more of my brand. As we keep painting these areas, we will start adding some more amount of our burnt sienna towards the top area. Once you have added more of your burnt sienna to goods that top area, go ahead and start adding more of burnt sienna to words the top right-hand corner, and then change the values of it. That is, you will go ahead, wash your brush, get some freshwater, and then had a bit of yellow along with it. Two words don't short line is going to be simple, easy, and interesting process. Let me tell you this is one of the most easy paying things that you can think of. Doing. It is called a medial view that we are having four howard rocks and we are absolving. I see from the top it is usually kind of situation where you have gone on a vacation and you are taking some kind of a ride or something like that in the sea and you get to observe this kind of a shoreline. Oh my God, he just makes your day, right? That's what even happened with me when I was traveling hand we were in Maldives during that time and it was one of the best experiences that I had. It was a barren gliding that we did. Oh my God, one of the best I would say. Now we would start adding some of our anti K Brown in few of the areas so that they become darker in value. Once you have added you overnight Cape route, go ahead and add a bit offered here and there are few drops. I would say do not try to add a lot of effort. While you are adding this Van Dyke brown, we want to show the light and shadow. The light and shadow will only happen when you are not hiding a lot of this color onto the paper. That's really, really important as you add it and use a blending brush to blend the colors. Once you have added the colors, and once you start blending your colors, make sure that they look even and more organic in nature compared to what it can look or it might look if you do not blend it well, that's my only request to you guys. Then let your paper dry off. If you see how beautifully my paper they're dry off and then I will just hide a few splatters you are in there. You might even just take out this step if you are not very confident, just the way I am doing and few of the places wherever I am getting more splat goes, I would go ahead and use my tissue, take it off. In case you're not very confident of this step. You can also avoid this step and we will start making some lines for painting our ropes. They would look more rocky in nature. That's how we cope out that I think I am pretty okay with the way it is now showing up. Once that is done, then add some more of your wedding. I keep brown, mix some more of you overnight cube round and start adding this rocks. This really helps to show the light and shadow in Great Wave. In few of the areas you will have more of sunlight foiling, hence your drum sheet of the rock with the lighter whereas and few other areas, the light will not be as true. Hence, there would be more shadows and it wouldn't be dot-com. That's how we go about it. I guess. So. Keep altering these values and just see how I slowly build it up. That's the most important aspect in this painting. Rest, I guess it's not so difficult. Few of the areas you blend them, few of the areas you'll do not blank key per ton, so hard edge. There is no rule as such that you have to blend each and every place in few of the areas you would see I'm even using my fingers to blend. So it's a mix-and-match. How I go about it to PAG these rocks to add these lines. Simple, easy, interesting, yet very, very beautiful once this whole painting comes to life and he had done with the sea area. If you absorbed my brush strokes very closely, I'm not blending in each and every area. I would be just touching my oppression key work, the ADRs and few of the other areas. I'm not touching my cache. I really want to alter the values and keeps some of the ideas as hard edge as I've told you. And few of the ADS soft. That's how I love to walk through this painting. I will now leave it at this point. And then again, getting back to you when we have to start painting our water, you can just follow how I keep walking along these rocks. And then half of great Tang. Once you are done, put the rocky shoreline, let your paper dry, and then start adding your compost blue. This is the blue from Magellan Mission Gold, you will get this kind of a blue in many of the other colors. And I would say column brands, you do not need to go ahead with the same color that I own. You can also mix and match this color by using any torque coils, adding white and at times you will get a color that is something closer to this one. So every time you do not need to have enough color. But if you can, this is one of the very beautiful colors. Start comes really handy in case you want to paint any kind of a seascape. So I would say that you can keep this handy with you and even paint with this color bet envoy. You feel that you want to paint any beautiful cityscapes like this. So that would be my suggestion. Dress too. You can always try mix-and-match, show any of your colors are used to shape status closer to the shape that I'm currently using. Then I'm using my Taylor turquoise. A lot of choices or again, all very beautiful color. This is by Daniel Smith. You can use even the scholar from Sennelier. I had that particular color from sending your earlier, but now I did not find that shade than sending LEA hands. I had to go with Daniel Smith. So go ahead and start adding the darker values towards the left and then mix it with some amount of your compost flu. If you see I keep ordering my values even for my ocean area, it's perfectly fine. You can also do it the same big. And some of the areas you can leave it in white. We can use our blending brush to make it better. There is no best way I would say. You can paint your see scape. To be frank, I have tried many ways to paint. This is wet on dry. I wanted the colors to be more vibrant as I say, hand side dried out, wet-on-dry. But I have even done no, we're done bedtime to other classes on seascape. That is, watercolor waves. One. And watercolor waves are 2. So both of these classes are focused on painting waters and how you can build on these kind of. You are painting, I would say how easily you can actually paint water. You should take those losses if you are always finding it difficult to paint water, that can really help you to build upon. Once it is done, then start adding some of your darker values again and blend it with your brush. If you see, I'm keeping my blending brush really handy. And I have one jar of water which has clean water. Jar. I really keep it clean so that I can use it as and when required. I think I'm pretty happy and satisfied off how this turned out. I would say at this point in time, I do not want to actually touch it a lot more. If this is how you see that my paper is keeping wet for a longer period of time. That's only because I'm using Arches 300 GSM paper. If you also want to use something like a 300 years and then you would get similar effects. And I am staying in very dry place. So hence, I love to use 300 GSM. That's the minimum that I use. Now I have taken some white wash or you can also go head where titanium white, that is opaque in color. It has a lot of capacity and start adding as I do towards my shoreline. Once this is done, then you can even blend it a bit with the help of your blending brush, you would observe me doing it in few of the ideas. Add some water Jo White as we progress. This is a great way actually to show the ocean form. To be frank, I have used shipped in many of my other paintings on your tests don't doc really pretty. So go ahead and try it to do what? Find it to have absolutely amazing. I wanted to keep adding some more white and use my fingers to blend it. Yeah, I think that's the best way to blend. I have been doing it in many of my other paintings now. And you must have observed it in around the rocks are tried to make more of Y because that is the ocean formed. So what happens is your water will come crashing and gushing towards these rocks that you already have done, and then they will break there. So when they break that white handle, ocean form forms. That's what we want to show through these paintings and that is what is most important. Once it is done. Let's have a closer look at how we're going to add more of the ocean form into the sea area. So start by adding some amount of your portion form, even in do your CAD. And slowly keep adding some of them more and more as you progress, you see that this is going to be particularly interesting because what happens is that we are so much taken away by the fact that you're painting sea and ocean. It really changes or it really helps me to meditate so well, I can't sue happy from my heart to refactor all that happiness I get from these paintings. And I hope that you can also see that how beautifully this complete painting is coming up now. I am so happy and I am so, so excited to share this process, guys. I always say that if you share the knowledge, that's the best thing that you can do. When I share my knowledge with you guys, that's one of the most exciting and that's one of the most contender than happiness kind of bark. That happens to me. One of my happy but so where it is, yeah, sharing the process. Okay, Let's now add some darker values of brown here and there's more dots. And I'm using my escort optimal size six brush. It is a very, very beautiful brush. I've been using it then many of my other paintings, it has caught a very nice tip and that's how we go about it. Go ahead and keep painting towards the right side and add some more dry brush technique over here. I hardly have any color on this brush. I dab off all the extra pins. And then these dry brush technique, once this is done, then remove the tape at an angle and then have a final look at your painting. I think you would be also face satisfied to have been in a position to finish off this kind of painting and that's it. See you in the next lesson. 7. Project 3 Palm Trees: Let's discuss the colors. Permanent yellow, deep, permanent yellow, orange, corpora, and coupon. You can use any other blue that is available with you. Next is burnt sienna. Then is my sampling, Prussian blue and permanent yellow. You can go ahead with any color choice status available with you. These are the colors that I am particularly using for completing this painting. Going ahead with the lightest value that is my yellow, and then adding some amount of my orange in it. Once I've added the orange, I would go ahead and start adding some amount of opera. If you want some lighter values or you want to order the colors of the sky, That's absolutely possible. Go ahead and just add some amount of your or para onto the right side. But you can also replace it with carmine or any other color that would make this guy look more like different tonal values. In case you do not want such vibrancy, I would start adding some amount of my cobalt blue towards the top area. And once I've added this cobalt blue, I would like to just go ahead and blend it with the background that I have. Go with some amount of your water while you blend your colors with gotten into vibrant yellows and then you have this opera and other orange color. But do make sure that you don't get any Doty mix. Wherever you start getting our dirty mix, you can go ahead and mix it with some opera. Well Pereira and blue gives a nice bubble saw anytime you can go ahead and blend it, work with your opera. These are smart IP centric switch. You can always try and check for yourself that which column mixes will give you some amount of muddy mixes that you can avoid. I always love to add Oprah wherever I feel that my colors are becoming more muddy and they are not absolutely vibrant or they are not as I wanted. Hence, you can see I would go over those areas and start adding some amount of my other colors just away. I might have my opener directly from the tube as I wanted. A very saturated version. You can of course go head and ticket on your palette and then start adding onto your sky. I will now go ahead and add some blue towards the lower right-hand corner. And in some of the other places to make it a bit more darker. And then blended with the help of my blending brush type as my size eight is called a travel brush. Lego paper dry off. And then you can see how beautifully your sky has turned out. And this is exactly how I wanted it. You can make it one shade lighter, you can go one shade darker. It all depends on how you want to play with the PI use of your Kahlo. I went wet on dry. That's one of the reason I caught this kind of a vibrant or painting. Now if you are going with wet on wet, you might need two layers to get the same kind of an effect. Once this is done, go head and try to just draw our palm tree. Once you have added the palm tree, then go over it with your brown color. And this is the, uh, bond CNOT that I am adding. I'm using the Winsor and Newton burnt sienna. I really love this color. You can go ahead with any of your blood CAN on that is available on your palette. And even I'm mixing a bit of permanent yellow deep in it so that it looks more interesting. But that's how I painted. You can also go with a flat wash that is only with the bone CNOT that you'll have taken on the ballot. You do not need to mix and match the gallows. So right away, I'm going ahead with smaller palm tree and then I would add some amount of my olive green. I love this olive green. You can go also go ahead with sap green if you do not have this olive green. And then start adding the leaves off the palm tree. Once you add the leaves of the palm tree, you will be in a position to understand that how beautifully the colors, so we'll keep flowing. Now, painting exactly two or three lines where you would be marking, though leaves is very, very important. That's actually helps us to get the frame work exactly how we want to paint our tree. You can also use a pencil to do this. I was pretty confident while I applied the color. That's one of the reason I directly went ahead and started applying the colors. Now I'm going ahead and you can see our dog fuel, but you would be in a position to even see this I use and do not worry. Just extend your leaves towards the left hand, towards the right. I'm going ahead and just making slanting strokes towards the left and then somewhere slanting strokes towards the right. That's how you keep extending it while you do stop them. From the initial part typist or tree trunk of the tree, there would be longer and larger. And once you finish it towards the end of this branch, you would make it more tenor and smaller. That's how we end it. It is going to be simple, easy, filling up the spaces that's most important. And then p would be highlighting it with a few of our Dakpo values. You can always create darker values by mixing some amount of blue. That's how I usually do it. And at this point in time you can see how I keep having these small, small lines for It's deadening my palm tree. I wouldn't go head and even add more lines, Tatas, slopping lines for all the branches that I'm going to paint. And to make sure that all these lines show you create a way in which you can. That is, now this is one of the very easy ways in which any of the palm trees can be painted. So go ahead and start making these smaller lines. I'm pretty sure about that. You would be very happy once you are done with it. At this point in time, I will just allow you to check how I am doing it. And then repeated on your people. We'll be adding these lines. Going ahead for both decrease. Hence just be more focused half the patients. This is the longer period of time where you need to be more patient and you have to be really going on. Do not use your patients at this point in time. I always say this, that water column is only rewarding if you are going to partner with this medium, on partnerships with this medium can only happen when you think that this is something that I want to create. I'm, I'm falling in love with the space and hence I have to give it my best shot. There are many times where I feel that it is not going as planned and this painting is not as such how I wanted it to go. But believe me, after I finished the painting, I am so happy with the outcome. You need to be with their thoughts. What is more important? I keep ordering the values of the tree, leaves a bert hence, Don't make sure that you are also actually changing the values of bed and getting the final outcome. Hello. Hi. Okay. Hi. Now's the time to alter the values of the palm trees. Go ahead and start adding longer lines for the palm trees. And then even harder towards the left hand, towards the right, start adding more lines. And then I think you would be in a position to get the final outcome. Well, go head and even hard lines towards the top area. Do make sure that you get the stock of values. Well, taco values is very, very important while you are the lines because it really helps a lot to change the mood of the painting. I would say why ordering the values really tells you that will have grown as an artist compared to giving only flat washes to any kind of a painting. That's where I think as you grow, you would love to change the values. You would love to change how you mix and match your colors. I always say that you do not need to own up all the green zone. Practically you can see it over here with all of green and mixing of bit of blue data's my Prussian blue, or even you can go with cobalt blue. You will get the darker values that you need. Actually for me, push and Luke gives me more darker values hand side, keep it very handy for myself. I would even add these small, small values for the other parts of the tree and then have a final look at it. And I am pretty sure about it. You would be happy with Tom. It is starting up. Go ahead and start adding some of your robots. Once you are done with your tree. Now it's time to even alter the values of the tree trunk. I'm mixing some amount of my bonds sienna into the Prussian blue to get that taco value. Or the totally brown I would say which I did. Just start adding towards the left hand, keep extending it to put storage, right. That's how I added. Again, I start from the right and keep extending it towards the left. These are basically small, small kind of shadows as well as if you see the coconut tree. Then these kind of lines which appear on the bark of the cocoa tree. That's what we are trying to add to give it more realistic or more realism. And it can actually look like yes status or tree that is existing. And it is absolutely a coconut oil palm tree, which you want to show in your painting. Now, this is always the way you should go ahead and keep adding more of details into your painting. But it's not that every time we would be adding so much of detail, there are times we might ignore a lot of details and there are times where we might go ahead and keep adding these kind of details. I'm going with my fingers, I'm blending it a bit so that it looks more natural. As you know, I love to use my fingers were by painting. Guys, believe me, I know it. That fingers can be used to solve well for your painting, I know few artist even use their fingers, do what we've paid. So practically it can actually give you so much of insight into your painting and it can really blend your colors well. Or it can give you the exact effects that you need, just that your hands will be a bit messy, but that's absolutely fine when you want to pursue something like watercolors and watercolors best patterns that it is a medium which can be washed. Hence, since Go ahead and wash your hands once you are done with your painting, I'm extending mind another tree with again the darker values that I did for my foster palm tree and then start adding the Pure Food. Small, small boats are due your sky. The left side looks a bit more empty hand side would go ahead and start adding those spots. I would doping some smaller boats and make a bit of body. Now, if you want to paint these kind of poets, I have all these, my first marathon, and that is the Month 1 buds and so who days. And we have painted Beautiful six paintings along with one bonus lesson that I did add in the last one. So go ahead and try those bought. I think you would be in a position to paint this really, really in a simple way. And I'm using just the tip of my brush to add the spots. Once we are done, we will go ahead and have a final look at a painting. And 10, proceed with admixed. Listen, guys, by the way, if you do not want to use your fingers, you can also use your damp brush like this to blend your colors. 8. Project 4 The Lost Island: So we will first discuss the colors first as composts. Blue. So blue then is my Prussian blue, olive green, raw sienna. And the last one is my burnt sienna. These will be the colors which I will be using for completing this painting. I'm going ahead and starting with one of my horizon line. I am placing my horizon line about 1 third of the paper you can see from the top. And then I would go ahead and just make the short line that is closer towards the right-hand side. I would start working quickly my Cloud area, going ahead and using my size 8 brush from a SCADA. And I'm just adding some amount of water towards the Cloud area. You can also go ahead and use a wash brush like this, which has to be by four-inch to add the clouds. Once you are done, after adding the clouds, we would go ahead and start painting the water. But the first important aspect as to paint the Cloud area, we would be going absolutely random. But this painting, there is no particular way I would be adding the Cloud is some spaces that I would believing in bike and someplace where I would be adding the blue, I would be altering the value of the blue. Wash the brush, and just add some amount of blue while you go towards the bottom, the values will become more lighter. You can also go ahead and change your brush if you want not comfortable using a size eight brush, because you might get thicker or broader strokes which you do not want hands, you can go ahead use size six, size four, brush, whatever you feel more comfortable with. Go ahead with that. That would really help you to boost up your confidence. As a beginner, I always say this, whatever works best for you, cool with that. There is no hard and fast rule of using this particular brush. And all the brushes that I'm using is as per what I have in terms of the size of the painting that I am doing for this particular class. If the size of the painting changes, the brush size might also change to an extent. Go ahead and remove some of the colors and leave some of the boxes white. If you see, I just take my damp brush and keep taking off the extra colors from the paper. Once this part is done, I will go ahead and start painting the water with the compost blue. Compost blue is one of my favorite colors to paint the water. And that's one of the very good or great ways that you can start painting your water. If you do not have this kind of blue, you can go ahead and make it picks some amount of your voice. And just to add a bit of white Dennett, try to have a transparent way while you add or else if you do not have, go ahead and use titanium white. I'm going ahead with my raw amber and I've started adding those short line. This part of the signed area that I'm painting right now is absolutely random. You can go with any color that it's available with you. There is no particular reason of using this raw sienna. You can also go head with yellow ocher and a bit of brown in it and get a color which is similar. That is also absolutely fine with me. I'm going with my VIN so blue and adding here towards the top area, then just claiming it as I do not want my sky and the water to look, see. Hence, just do that small part. It would really help you to work out this in a better way of going with a darker value now compared to what I did had audio and then just blending it with my compost blue. Now this particular process of blending, which you might take some good amount of time to understand. Because this is one of those ways in which you can have a perfect painting if you can blend well, there are a lot of places where you would find it really easy to work on watercolor paintings. That's one of the reasons I have always included a lot of lessons about blending and how you should walk around with watercolors in a much more smoother and in a wet on wet kind of a way. But most of these paintings that we would be doing our wet on, dry, also, like right now while we are painting the water, it's wet on dry and we're just blending the two colors. Wet on dry means you are taking some wet paint I'm applying on dry paper. That's how it is wet on dry, it is a very, very simple and easy process to follow. Go ahead and start adding some amount of your burnt sienna now onto the shore area from the right, that is majorly the sign that you want. And adding one doc value of our Winsor, blue on top of the water area and then blending it with our compost, though I have tried it before, but it just seemed that the Kahlo faded away of bit. So I'm adding it once more, just cleaning the top area where I would be painting my island. Starting it with some amount of my yellow. You can also go ahead and add some yellow and this coils. You can also go ahead with some of your raw sienna. That's also perfectly fine. Go head and had some amount of your hall of green into the color that is, or the prevailing on top of the people. Major data yellow or any kind of orange, anything that you want to go well with this. And now I'm going ahead and adding some more amount of my raw sienna. Once I have the raw sienna, you will see that the blaming happens very well. Island, which you want to pink comes out really nice. It's easy and simple. Just a few drops of your olive green. We would be hiding him few of the places so that it becomes dark. Just a way I'm adding right now. And you can see how easy one or two touches of the brush can change a whole lot in a painting. Keep adding these colors as you proceed. For HDR, there is no best way of hiding colors. It is going to be a very, very simple way in which you keep on adding your paints to the Paypal. Some of the places will still remain in the color that does most of the time raw sienna or any other yellow that you have used. And few of the places where I feel that I have more of green, I would remove it with the help of my brush. Once I have taken off any extra toppings, I would let this part dry off, then start adding your form, or you can say the ocean form, which happens because of the caching and the loading waves. I'm using my white quash to add the spot. You can also go ahead and use your white quash to add these areas autos, you can go with your opaque white water color that as you're typing your white to add these. I have also used my titanium white in many of the places. For come to think this part of the painting, titanium white is again opaque compared to the Chinese white, which is transparent. Though for watercolors, I always say that transparency goes so very, very important, but still data at times where we need to paint ocean and waves and water where I do prefer the white, because sometimes it is very, very difficult to preserve the white on the paper. Hence, this comes as a great rescue. I'm using my fingers to just blend it a bit as I feel, it has become more hard edge. Hence, just blending helps me to make it more software and Luke, compared to what I usually get. Once this is done, the word does start adding some amount of our darker values. Now, what does stop-go value mean? I would go ahead and mix some amount of my blue with the brown that I already have. Then add some of the shadows of these Ocean formed or you can save these waves. That would really had to give a realistic look to the wave. Just by adding a bit of my collar Onto the people with the help of my brush. I'm using only the edge of my brush to add the shadows. It's going to be absolutely random now since we are seeing the whole of this bird from a distance, because the island is pretty much a distance only the shoreline or you can say the loading and the gushing waves which gives me during my sand can be seen with, hence we do need a bit of shadows to be added to these waves. Let's go ahead and splatter some amount of this brown onto the sand area. Once you have this dark brown onto the sand area, you will feel that you get a very nice So outcome with this plateaus. But yes, these kinds of disasters are also possible. So keep heart tissue handy with yourself, which you can take off any extra payments which did become a problem for you once you added on top of the paper tissue is really, really helpful at any point in time. I have seen it absolutely throughout my entire watercolor journey. Go ahead and keep adding some more row, one or two drops here and there. And just adding a darker values into the bottom area of this small island that we see hunter distance. Again, I'm trying to blend it in with my fingers. Once it is done to paper dry off, and then they move their day patent angle. I hope you would be really happy after seeing both of these paintings because they just are the heart of this class. I would say there's such contrasting colors and so much of beauty is being added with both of these paintings. I would meet you in the next lesson where we will be doing another beautiful but a bird more complex painting. So we'll just have a final look at your painting and then meet you in the next lesson. 9. Project 5 Paradise: Let's discuss the colors. It's permanent yellow light, permanent yellow, orange, vermillion, burnt sienna, and indigo. You can use Payne's gray in case you do not have indigo. Just go ahead and place a line, try to place it a bit below not at 50 percent, make it more like 60, 40, or 45 to 55 and 45 percent. That's how we place a line and then just draw some with the hypoxia coin. Once that is done, I'm going to add some palm trees and the background we would be having some kind of foliate shot. That's how we are going to approach this painting. It's going to be really exciting, EC and something that you can always look forward to when you are painting ocean beaches, water. And it has basically all the elements. I'm going to just draw a small house in the background. It would be in Dakota values. Hence, you do not need to detail at much. It's just two to three lines that you need to add and then some amount of foliage for the background. Once you are done with this, start adding the colors. How do you go about it? We go apart, go orange color fast. And once I've added the orange color, I would go with my vermilion. I use the colors from different brands. Sometimes at PwC, sometimes it is Sennelier and sometimes it is stainless metal, Winsor and Newton. So whatever is available with you, I would like you to go ahead with that. You do not need to have all these colors for your painting. Goal with whatever seems good with you or whatever is available on your ballot and then start adding some yellow and on the Sun. Now head and the sign is always lighter in value compared to what we are towards the top and towards the bottom. Because around the sun the light would be higher and it would be more bright. Hence, this yellow makes start to work. Once I've added the yellow, I would start adding some amount of Emiliano in and around it, try to blend it well with the background. Blending is very, very important in this case, I am again going with wet on dry. Most of my paintings on this case have been wet on dry. And you might have learned a lot with this wet-on-dry helps me to get that vibrancy into my painting. Hence, I had done lot with wet-on-dry with all of these paintings that you have done. Even in the first term add-on class, which is all about painting buttons and hooting. We have gone ahead and added the only wet paint on dry paper. That's how we go about it. Start adding some amount of your orange shirt towards the right. And when you are going towards the bottom, some amount of your womanly on this 1 million color is very pretty. And whenever you add onto it, you will see that it is giving you a very nice sheet. One thing that I need to tell you is that whenever you are going ahead with any artist grade means you will get a great outcome or you will get the outcome that is required in terms of the vibrancy and in terms of the color. Whenever you are adding the color onto your paper, make sure that it is artist grade then it would be one shade lighter. If you are going ahead with student grade, you might need to do three layers to get the same amount of vibrancy. Hence, you can also go ahead with student grade, but the vibrancy you might not be constant. Just look into it, go with another earlier if you want to. And I think that would really help you. Towards the middle, I'm going ahead with the yellow as I want the sun's reflection to be constant in the middle. Hence, yellow really helps me to work with that. And then towards the side, I'm adding over million, one million or the orange color. Orange color is better when you add, because it's easier to add the darker values, but you cannot get back to the lighter values of the yellow or the orange. It gives you a worldly Android. They're darker value of our median. Go ahead and start adding some amount of yellow is a very small paper. Hence, it would not take a lot of time to work on. Hence, I think you should be also happy about how you go ahead and work with it. I'm pretty excited and happy when I see this painting happening because it's like small, easy, quick and it fits into your regular showed you that what is most important when we paint something, you should not be always equal. My God, I have to paint it. I need half an hour to 45 minutes. I need one around me. So much of time to work on the stack should not be in your mind. You should go with a free mine and you should be in a position to work that out. I'm going with my flat brush, picking up all the extra colors that I have added towards the middle of the painting. It's going to be process. You can also avoid this step. If you do not want this cell where to look for your foliage, but I would love to have this wet look for my foliage. Hence, I'm going ahead and doing this small and easy process. It should not take a lot of time. Cdc, hence key packet and keep picking up the colors as you see, I'm now adding some more darker values towards the left-hand two goods third, right. I would use a thinner brush. Now, I'm using my SCADA optimal brush to act out a pulse on total water. It has some straight lines. If you do not have this taco value of indigo, you can also go ahead with being screened or you can go head for even black. That's also fine. There's no problem in using these colors since this was available with me and so I went ahead with it. If you see, I just shared a few lines towards the dog there as well. I go towards the bottom, I would be adding more repulse as you can always absorbed while it is towards the bottom, the ripples are closer to us. What I will follow for this particular painting. Then keep adding a few more. Satisfied. Once this is done, we would go ahead and start adding foliage, as well as the palm crease for the top there. Let the paper dry now and then people start adding our foliage. It's a very, very simple process. So go with your brush. I am going ahead with our blending brush, that is science eight. And a painting brush, which is size 6, has caught our optimal. Both of them are from SCADA. So go ahead and start adding these small, small dots here and there. You can even change the values of your color if you want to. Keep it. Has you go ahead with the darker value only saw again that I would leave it up to you how you want to work it out. I'm going in a very, very simple way and adding small, small lines, months, more dots that said I'm going ahead with an adding took my surface of the painting. It is the second layer that we are adding. We have already added our first year sole learning is also greater than this case. Once you have added this layer, we will go ahead and just don't make the lines better for your house. And they had the palm trees. So pantries really gives us that feeling of being on a beat side. Hence, yeah, I would love to add the palm trees. Go ahead and add some foliage in few of the areas, and then adding the pancreases again, going to prepay simple process. We will go one or two straight lines and then extend from the top with the help of a few lines to pinto DO leaves of the trees. It's simple, interesting, as I always say, all the projects are kept really simple so that any beginner or even a first-time hottest can try and attempt it. You can do these paintings within 10 to 15 minutes that usually the runtime of the average waiting time for each of these. Hence, it should not be much of an issue to you when you are painting these beautiful farms or these beautiful small, easy paintings. Go ahead and just add some more leaves to your boundaries. They are at a distance so you do not need to add a lot. You can say lines or a lot of details to it. It can be done in only one single color and that is your indigo. I am going ahead and doing small, small lines and then extending it a bit. I will keep one or two small dots, absolutely lose, which would make it more interesting. Then keep painting the next palm tree. That's how we go about it. Yeah, I know it seems so difficult initially vd, it is even really easy when you start doing tap the courage to attempt it. Hacking the cartouches pay very important. If you have that courage, you would be in a position to painter CDC. You have to just sit. Okay, so now it's the last three palm trees start, we need to paint and then I guess so we had gotten out, That's it for this painting. The AKI might be going ahead and just adding a bit of the white quash on to our Sun ADI. And then going ahead DO but the reflection and the water, they'd hear that. So all we need to do rest, I guess most of these spots look fantastic to me and I am happy with the detailing that we have done. I'm not going to detail it any further detailing means that you are going to add the more and more details onto a smaller AT dark wouldn't make it more difficult for you to go ahead and work it out more and more. Hence, let this be like how we are for weekend, get it. I'm finally, we will have a look at the other part of the painting where we are going to go ahead and just have a look at the second part though it is majorly a bot or a road. We will be painting near the ocean. It's going to be another great, I would say, reference to you as well as a loading to you because we have usually not done rules match their date. And painting roots would be one of fun, interesting, and easy topics for this particular CDs. As well as a great learning for you which you can use in any of your future paintings. Go ahead and have a look at it. Use your titanium white if you have. That is also opaque in nature like I am doing right now to cover up the gray or the graphite marks that I already have on to the sun and rest other parts, let it be asset is signed, then hide a bit off your reflection on the water, DAD. That's how we go about it. I have already told you and let's meet in the next lesson. 10. Project 6 A Beautiful Path: Let's discuss the Kano citizen deco, bright yellow, green holocrine, permanent yellow light or whatever you want to take. And when so blue and peacock blue, these are the colors that I would be using for completing all of these paintings. Hi, We're just go ahead and make my horizon line first for this guy hadrian hand, then I would make my reward, as well as the hill on which this road basically goes through. That's it. It's PUT be a bit of a curvy road. Hence, if you are not getting it at the first time, Go head, it is their content. Again, try to do it. You would be in a position to nail it. It is simple. Just the curve part might be a bit tougher. The first goal, it is difficult even for me. So he, as a beginner, I will not say that it is very easy for you. Hence, it might take you two attempts to just add that road. Once you are done with that part, then it is going to be really simple. Just add some more hilly area to quantum. And then we start painting our worst kind. One important aspect of This painting is this whole painting is mostly inspired from marshes. So where I went about five years back and it was a place where the Hilts to meet the ocean AND gate looks simply fantastic. So that's where I felt that I should be motivated by nature and from the places that I have already visited. Hence, I went ahead and I wanted to paint this one. Go ahead, add some blue onto this guy area. You can also use peacock blue. You can use a mix of peacock blue and Winsor blue as I'm using. So I would leave it up to you what you want to really go ahead and use for your sky. It's simple to three drops of colors here and there. And as you go towards the bottom, helium make it lighter in value compared to when you were working towards the top area. I think you would find it really simple at this point in time. Only one important part that you might find a bit difficult over your foot, the painting your foliage because we are going ahead with a lot of details in that. I would go ahead and start adding some of my permanent yellow deep. You can also take any yellow that is available with you mix a bird of orange that is above 5% offered. And then you would get something like this. Go head and had your light green color. You can use light green collar. You do not need this particular color from Sennelier. As I always say, you do not need this bright yellow, green. Go with any color that is available with you or else you can even mix your yellow with a bit of olive green or any other dark shade of green. And then you can get a similar shape, use it towards the top area, and then mix it with some of your olive green and see how beautifully the colors blend into each other. They look great together. Again, I'm going wet on dry for the sky. I did go wet on wet. We will be using both of these techniques and this particular painting because the last painting, and it is not a complex painting, but more of techniques will be used in this compared to all the paintings that we did then. Now, we would be doing more of the building. And this has well as we will be painting roads and not as well as the ocean area. So overall, it's going to be more of learning in this final painting, all of our water column marathon, month do. As well as there would be some small and important aspects that I would be covering in this particular PTO or tutorial. You can say you have to take off the extra paints that you see over here with the help of your damp brush. That's how you can create textures onto your grounds or any kind of hill area. This is one of the aspects which I do love to use and many of my other paintings, as well as flattering some of your clear water onto the damp paper or onto the colors which you have already applied. That really helps to add those textures so which we always want. If my color is going somewhere differently compared to what I did already planned. I would love to use my fingers to take it off and then just drag the color variable. It doesn't necessarily, I'm going ahead but my peacock blue a bit more and then adding on to this guy, you can use this one. You might not also. Had this step hits just, I wanted to add more drama to my sky. A dodos guys, really simple. So you do not practically need a lot of colors to be added to this guy. This painting is small, hence, there is no need of going ahead and making it more and more complex. We are just going to explore a bit in terms of techniques. Just the way I'm doing right now, adding the blue color and slowly going ahead and adding some more darker values into it. That's how we keep adding the colors to our painting, and that's how it works for this. Okay guys, now it's time to have a closer look at how I add the olecranon on two parts of my hilly area. This is much more drops that I'm dropping in on total Hill part of my painting. And it is slowly getting added. One or two drops here and there, and then some more darker values. You can use your peacock blue for adding their tacos. Argues mix it with your olive green and then add it. And that's how we can always make darker values rather than owning up all the green that you need are all the blue stack you need. Just mix and match your colors and get the colors that you need. I'm using the tip of my brush, show hard this point in time as I want to add small, small foliage which looks more green and they look very, very attractive that sit over here in this part of the painting leaves, we'll go ahead and start adding more to the right side of the hill pot, which is just below the road area. And keep adding more of these taco values as we go towards the bottom, it would be more Doc I'm V would be, I think, more darker values compared to what we did earlier. That's how I go about it now, I did use in the goal in this painting. You can also go head with Payne's gray if you want to paint your road, I would leave that up to you which color you want to choose and had it. I am now using my blending brush to blend a bit of these taco values into the background. That's how we go about it. I'm going just below and adding more of Taco values. Having a closer look at it using the tip of my brush, It's absolutely random. You do not need to think while you add these colors. It's nature and nature has got its own randomness. While I was Arctic migraine type, that drop when you drop of water onto the sky ADF, That's why I am now again going ahead and painting the sky a bit more. But if you haven't done that mistake, do not go head and again, paint the sky like I'm doing it right away, but these kind of problems to happen while you paint. So it's okay. You can always go over here painting again and then add the colors. That's absolutely fine. And even pick up the colors from the places you wanted to. Just the way I did for my motto area of this particular green towards the right. Then start adding your indigo plus white for the road, I'm using indigo plus white. White is basically the wash or the titanium white, whichever you want to use. That gets more of an opaque medium which you will be using for completing this part of the painting. I would go really slow while I add the score. Part. Half. A closer look at it and I would be back once we need two iron more foliage on toe-to-toe. Audit bought off TO idea. I'm pretty happy with the way my road has turned up. Now. It is absolutely smooth and there is no problem that I saw a hand, I would let it dry. In the meanwhile, I would add small, small lines like small, small plants, et cetera, with two girls, absolutely random. In case you are going on top of a hill, you will see these kind of bushes. You will see these kind of small, small plants as well as dried leaves send all of it, which is that usually they look more natural when you add it to any kind of painting. That's one of the reason I will, either towards the bottom as well as towards the top, the idea of this painting or though beautiful, but that we are going to discover through this painting. I will let my root area dry before I go over for the white till that I want to hack. Usually these are the monks that is there for any kind of a road to mark that the rod is hanging there and on the left as well as on the right. Hence, that's another part which we would be doing. This is the random, sometimes months wild plants, which I have added. So you do not need to think much while you go ahead and add it. Over here, value artists white, you will have to keep perspective of button mind, which means that where do you go from the bottom? Your line would be ticket. And while you go towards the top, you align with bit thinner that sit in terms of perspective, which you will be keeping in your mind and rest. I don't think that data's anything extra that I need to tell you because most of the things you have already done, except those some of my flowers, so small, small highlights that I want to add to my pink thing. Again on the who green parts of the throat area. I hope you will find it interesting to you as it looks a bit dull while I go to West, the bottom hand, such as taught to add those smart, smart drops of highlights. I would come back to you when now we have to start off with tactile, then you can continue with this idea. Let's start adding some highlights. These highlights a small spark drops that I'm going to add to my painting. These are small, small flowers are, you can say some random florals, leaves, plants, plants, etc, whatever is there on any kind of random path that you want to follow. Our pain kind of role that you are going ahead and taking. And then keep adding this to what's the bottom part? They're more visible band you are closer to it and then you will find away from it they all look more on green. While you are going to watch the top area, they would be smaller. You can also use Plateau this. I would leave it up to you what method you want to use to add these kind of small smartphone drops. If the drops become bigger, you can always use your tissue to pick up the colors. Used a patch off. You're just the way I did a bit of splatter. And then I would be again taking it off with the Lakoff might tissue if you see. Yeah. So this does happen in any kind of painting and it is okay too. I mean, even have these kind of small, small mistakes happening. That's how any big nor any intermediate or even an advanced artist keeps learning the third, have some happy accidents and that's absolutely fine too. Computer while you paint, because still you are actually painting. You will not this time where these accidents will happen or when these accidents will happen. Do you understand when this accidents will happen? You cannot get the final outcome are together. Stock adding some of your orange on the left side of this painting if you see the orange, looks nice. So I think somehow I left this place as white pens, I wonder to clear it a bit more. So I added the orange vector, but I feel that I missed out a bit. I would add that color and make it more even. I would say just remove their day Patton manga, once you are painting is dry and have a look at it, you would be happy to see it. 11. Bonus Lesson: Let us discuss all the colors which we need for completing the painting. The first is Royal to Prussian blue, red drum, when I keep brown, burnt sienna composts, blue and white quash. Hello guys. This is the bonus lesson that I would be demonstrating right now. It is going to be a very, very small quick painting. It is an A5 size paper that I have taken. You can also go for a smaller A6 sized paper. We will use a compass and it is a window which is facing those see, you can observe. Beautiful see from this window. That's how we would go about. And picking this one, we have to draw 2.5 circles and then add two lines along with it so that there is no problem. While we will go ahead and paint the window. I do not want you guys to be struggling in this case. Hence, Sanchez taught to use the compass, but you can always go head and try it with your freehand. Freehand will give you a lot more insight into exactly how you should draw a particular area or how you should go about drawing it. Right now if you see, I just struggled and I just start that I don't want the window to be so small from the inside to the outside. Hence, I went ahead and just turn to main and other semi-circle to make it a bit product. This is all like trial and error, and you would always find it pretty amazing when you go ahead and start painting it, sometimes you will find that that OEM does not exactly how we want to draw it and then you go ahead and change how you would do it. So those are the aspects that you need to keep in mind while you paint this one. And it is a bit of perspective and our urban sketching and born on it, I should say It's just that you need to keep in mind. We will go in a very, very simple way while we paint this part. One important thing is that you need to understand how your lines move from inside to outside. They all will converge to one single point, which is called as the vanishing point. That's the rule, how you go about it. If you are not aware of vanishing point, then I have 12 loss. That is, your landscapes within 15 minutes, you can go head and of course check that class. We have one part of it in which I do demonstrate what does vanishing point and how do they go head and just meet? And one single point data is either on the horizon or up somewhere. You just uses need to know that there has to be a vanishing point to all these lines have to go and made. That's how it works. Okay. That's a part of perspective which I did tell you. And next is how we go about painting this. I do not want to cover everything that usually is covered in urban sketching because this is not an urban sketching closets more about how we go ahead and paint our oceans. I just wanted to include some old city style in it. Why? Because these are some of the buildings and all which we should always paint something that is new to us and we should experiment with it. I have not included this element in any of my other classes. Hence, this was a perfect opportunity to include it. And I hope you would like it. Go ahead and start drawing a few lines once you are happy with these lines, just to make sure that you have broader lines on the left and on the right. While you are go going towards the top, it has more of the brick area. Hence, I'm just making it more smaller. Whereas on the left and on the right I feel that there's, those are more of the stones that we would be doing. Of course, mix-and-match a lot of colors. And this, I have already told you about the colors initially. And I think that's all in terms of the colors we will be using. So just feel free and go ahead. Use those colors to actually get great final outcome. And let's just keep adding these lines post. Once you are done, we will start with the drawing part. I think we will again go wet on dry. I have her dog this wet-on-dry. And pretty much my first class of Martin CDs, which was birds and silver today in case you want to try out anything wet on dry. Go ahead and do that. Most of us do wet on wet. Wet on dry has got a very, very beautiful effect which we sometimes do ignore. And that's one of the aspects I wanted to cover. While we did smaller paintings and smaller paintings are the ones where we can always try out wet on dry. We don't need a lot of space to experiment. Hence, that's the perfect timing and that's the perfect place where things should be just tried and worked out. Okay. I guess that's it. So observe me sometimes I do apply darker shades initially and then when I extend, I do extended with water. Why I do this? Because all our buildings are usually weathered, means that they have worn and don't odd. And because of that wear and tear of a particular building or particular stones, There's a lot of friends, et cetera, which happens. There are many videos which have passed, hence they are not single color and they will not give you any kind of a single shade when you try to see them. If that kind of thing you are looking forward to, then you'll have to mix and match some colors. I would say if you want a lighter shade, then go with Naples yellow. I am using some of my orange and my brown. My brown is my burnt sienna, red brown, as well as vernacular brown. These are the colors which are like for my painting, but Naples yellow you cannot ignore because the Naples yellow and the yellow ocher can form a base for any kind of an old building. I have done it in many of my other paintings, which you can see on my Instagram profile, where you will absorb that there are a lot of weathered buildings that are there. So don't worry, I think you can always go ahead and check out and understand how you want to paint it. You want lighter shades, you want less shadow. Go with lighter colors. You want Taco values. Go with darker colors. There's no one-stop that you grow using lighter and darker colors and some go about it as you want to do it. I think I will just finish this off and then add a bit of darker colors towards the side areas. Once I've added the darker colors mostly either it would be a mix of when I give wrong. If you do not have them in Nike brown, go ahead and mix some of your indigo with your other brown that you have. It can be burnt sienna or any other brand that you are using. You will get a darker shade like this user, darker shade in this area, wherever it is wet case. One thing at this point in time you need to know is that always use the colors in the IO, which is of lighter value, as well as your colors need to spread over there. That's the only thing you need to keep in mind while you paint this part antenna along your painting to dry off. Once it has dried off, we will start off with the other sheets. Status means you're lead to add the shapes and sizes to this building right side just looks like an opening, right? We do not want that just denotes running time over thing that it should look at. And that's where this really matters. Now that it's important to add the darker values as well as the small lines and all which would add that perspective and depth into the painting. Depth is really, really important when you think about any painting. If you do not add depth, it would look absolutely flat. And for anything thing we do not want it to look flat rate. Okay guys, so right now we are at a stage where we need to add depth. If you see why lighthearted depth, I'm not actually making lines in. The place I'm using my escort, optimal Prussia and it has got a very nice tip. I have been using this brush pretty often and many of my other paintings. And if you are not having any kind of branched like this, go ahead and use a 0 size brush or a one size brush which has gone nice tip. And you can add smaller lines. If you observe I'm not covering the whole of the area in a flat way with those lines. I am adding these lines and few of the areas and few of the areas, I'm leaving it empty. That's how I love to add it, but you can, of course, try how you want to go about it. And painted for me. It's like that each and every area will not be equally cemented. Each and every area will not have the same kind of stones and each and every area will not have the equal amount of light and glow or equal amount of, I would say the stone colors. Hence, just make sure that you add these lines. They are not completely looking like lines at each and every visit ministry took given perspective that there are bricks, there are stalls, and that's what matters in the whole of the painting. We are setting this hole of the window just on the basis of perspective. And the perspective is the most important aspect when it comes to urban sketching. Every time and every place you are not going to completely painted. Because if you want to capture all of the details, it would become so realistic and not here to create realism. We're here to practically given impression that this particular brick horse store looks like a recall still, and with watercolor, you can save the colors should be flowing. Your colors should actually tell the whole story. And that's what matters right? Now. Go ahead and start adding these lines again as I'm saying, if you observe me all you, when I was adding the colors, I went really fast with adding my colors. Whereas now when I'm adding my lines, I'm going slow. I am taking my time. I am absorbing it and then only adding it. This is very, very important aspect of a watercolor painting. You need to know exactly when you have to slow down and when you can go fast with the painting. Why I say now you need to slow down a bit before you add any of the colors or before you add any of the shapes, because this is not the time to fasten up and just go head and make any kind of line that you want. We want straight lines. We want some crooked lines or we might be needing some kind of not so forth lengths. Few other places just remains empty. All these things when you are doing that needs a lot of understanding and that means lot of patients. So this is kind of painting where I would say that you need actually some good amount of patients to make it happen. It would become really tough to manage the whole of the painting. Some gory, your patient guys, this is very easy. I would say it's just that you need a bit of time to start painting it. When I started out with my urban sketching journey, I initially did not know where to start, how to start or not. You should start with smaller things like a window or bought or anything like a lamp, anything that you also don't try to go all big and you're just like, Oh my God, I need to paint this and this is how it should work out. Just do rotting that much. Go ahead, absorbed whatever you see and just try to paint this. If you can paint whatever you absorb, rest, everything will fall in line. You do not need to worry much in that case. Just keep adding some more lines as you absorb it. And then once that part is done, now, I would go ahead and just add some more depth. Do checkout how I act at some of the places right now also, I keep painting basically the outer side of the window area that needs to look a bit more darker. Because of that darkness, you would absolve. That window is moving inside. If you now solve the window, I can surely say it. You can see that the window seem to look into it and it doesn't look just. Plein, flat painting, it has its own dimension and that's what markers and a watercolor painting, you should add its depth and dimension. If you do not add depth and dimension, I think the whole of the painting look so flat that you would be like, Oh my God, I have not added South Dakota. There's something which is missing and that missing part is the most important aspect. I think at this point, I would say that most of my painting I've done, yeah, you might be thinking we're just halfway done, but still, I can say that most of my painting part is done because it's more about detailing at this point in time. Painting looks absolutely to the bind. It looks take a window. Yeah, we have to paint the sky and the ocean. That is perfectly fine, but the major part of the major difficult aspect of the painting we have covered. And that's why it absolutely matters. In this case. Go ahead and paint some more lines on the wet side. That's absolutely okay if you are even painting on the wet, just make sure that your brush doesn't have a lot of color in it. Otherwise, it will just make it look like a bloom and we do not want any bloom dies. That's one important aspect. Do not make much of blooms over year. You have frankly done such a fantastic job already. I do not want you guys to spoil it. Anyhow, this is a great outcome that has come up and we just need to add some more lines, et cetera, to make it more real and realistic. Though, I do not stress upon realism a lot, but I think we are so close and it just looks like a perfect, perfect the outlook of C and a window which is facing the sea. Hi. While I do fill up some of the areas with some more darker colors, I do go ahead and just don't wash my brush. Use the tip of my brush to remove the colors from few of the areas that you see right now I'm doing it, Hank, it would look like a stone or God. I mean, this is one of the important factors of watercolors. You can always lift up watercolors from your paper. And that's make, makes it so much more interesting as, as a watercolor artist, I would say these are some of the important aspects which I always look forward to when I am working on any kind of a watercolor painting. The more I work, the more I do understand the nature of watercolors and how I should actually work with it. Because the better I can work with it, the better I can partner with my watercolors and use the kind of techniques that are actually important or they're actually in liaison with watercolors and watercolors to agree to rate, I would say that actually we still hold of this painting come together. I'm using some of my royal blue. And you can also go with any kind of a lighter blue practically do not meet this collar guys. It was just that it was available on my palette and I wanted something lighter in value. Hence, I went ahead with this color. You can also go ahead with Cerium or any other color that is available. Use that color to go head and paying this parts. Do not worry. Go with anything that is available. I just love to say that because I feel that very strongly. Whatever colors of whatever brushes, whatever is available when you use that, you'll do not mean to go ahead and purchase all important colors and more with the high expensive brushes to start off your journey. That is what you would do anyway when you are progressing in your journey. But learning, there is no point in investing so much money on these pots. And hence, I would ask you to go ahead with whatever you have with you right now. Okay, Let's go ahead with the darker color of the ocean. And this is one of my favorite colors. It is basically combos blue from Magellan Mission Gold. You get also use turquoise, add a bit of white in it, and then you can get something which is similar to this one. Now you can either use this color or again, as I say, that you can use Prussian blue, you can use any other blue that is available on your ballot. There is nothing that stops you from using any of the other colors. That you feel you already have or you only all, you have to just think that I have to make a painting which looks similar to what I will solving and that's what matters. We can see that the ocean is in the background and you are looking out of the window. And that's what matters. I am going ahead with a darker value, and this is basically my Prussian blue, as I did tell you. I am not blending it with my c and creating the horizon. Now, this looks more appropriate and this looks, again, it gives lot more depth to my ocean. That's what also matters for my osha escape. Once I have added it, I would go ahead and just add some more lines of the Prussian blue. It would show the waves that we want to show for our water area. And because the waves are continuous and the continuous waves, you would observe that they appear in small, small lines as it is at a distance. Okay? Once anything is that at distance you will not absorb it in real that they are farming waves, et cetera, awareness. You have to get an impression that that is a wave that you absorbed. And that impression at this point in time matters the most. Go ahead and paint though ocean for I would use my white color and that is basically my wash. Or you can also use your titanium white to add the spot. Once you add this ocean form, I think that really adds to the charm to the painting and that Kailey heads the white of the ocean that we really need for completing this part of the painting. I'm using my fingers had a lot of places, so go ahead, use your fingers. I think that can be used at any point in time for any of your painting. And it looks really, really amazing. Practically you can try it and you can observe it. You will see how beautifully it looks and how beautifully you can blend it. Your fingers can actually blend your colors really well in even better than brush sometimes. Yeah, I will not deny the fact that's really true. So go ahead and do that. Okay, So I am particularly done nine if you see, even for urban sketching, you have good amount of time in terms of our small sketching, do you need some time to finish it off because there isn't good amount of sketching and more. And the whole point is, but the stitching bucket you can sketch work practically the whole of the UK convert on. Really nice. If you see right now I'm just adding some of the white highlights to my building. You can even add it, you can even ignore it. There is no hard and fast rule that you have to go ahead and do this. That's absolutely fine. You can leave it and not direct USA Jelly Roll pen if you do not have white quash to walk around 10. So that's sold. Yet you pay for dry completely. And once you are done with this whole of the box, then remove the tape and mango or you are done. I think you would love this bonus lesson. It is something different from what we have done, their date in any of our other classes. Go ahead and try it. I hope you can nail it. There is nothing but it is difficult than this park. It's just that you have to keep perspective and your mind while you paint this windows sketch. I'm in Goa right now and I can practically see these kind of windows when I go to the formats of group, had practically to scan the scene. So yeah, we are doing something that you can see and observe. 12. Conclusion : I hope you did enjoy painting all the six beautiful sea and beach inspired paintings for this summer season. In case you did like anything about this class to leave me or feedback as it is a great source of motivation and it also helps me to understand what you like even in the future classes. Secondly, in case you are on social media, do tag me as watercolor illustration dark later on Instagram so that I can share back all your paintings on my stories. This is the second class from the watercolor marathon. If you have taken this as your first, then I would request you to go ahead and check out the first class, which is all about painting puts Hansel Hotez, do not forget to upload the class projects in the project gallery.