Watercolor Resist Painting Techniques

Taniya Varshney, Artist & Designer

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6 Videos (1h)
    • 1. INTRO

    • 2. SUPPLIES






About This Class


With this Skillshare class you will have the most awesome sauce opportunity to explore watercolor resist painting. Watercolor is a great medium because its fast and fun to work with. The results can be from completely unexpected to a controlled picture. So its right to say it is an easy yet versatile medium.

Resist Painting allows you to uncover an area on the paper which you can save from the pigment and create very surprising and beautiful paintings. The most fun part is when everything is dry and you start to peel of that masking fluid to uncover the magic you have created. It definitely is my most favorite watercolor technique. So enroll now!

My name is Taniya and I will guide you through this fun process! So, lets get started! 

Together we will cover the following in the class videos:

- Introduction

- Supplies

- Basic Techniques

- Painting your subject with resist (Negative Painting)

- Painting highlights with resist

- Painting with resist and a nib pen

So, bring out that bottle of masking fluid and lets start exploring! 

51 of 53 students recommendSee All

Really interesting look on masking fluid and great inspiration and examples!
Very inspiring and informative!
Hokuao G.

Reinvent thyself by learning new skills...

It was very informative. Thank you, had a good time. Will try to do a project in the morning. FESsr





Taniya Varshney

Artist & Designer

Hi there! I am Taniya. I am a self taught watercolorist and designer. Even though I did go to school for Communication Deisgn and I have been working as a Visual Artist and a UX Designer for almost a decade, I realized that I was missing using my hands and looking at pixels and perfection everyday. It was not until I had my 2 babies, and felt like I hit a wall. And I was more and more not having time for the things I love to do, because life with kids had taken over our lives.

It was then, I discovered my love for watercolor. I started taking out more and more time for painting, but I was missing a commitment and a challenge. So, I decided to paint 5 minutes everyday. And that was because, as busy parents we had all the excuses to not do what we love. So, the challenge was literally to pick up the brush and paper and paint for 5 minutes everyday. Whether it was just a splash of color, or a really detailed painting. I made it a point to paint everyday for 33 days. Because, they said it takes 33 days to make a habit. And watercolor is a super fast medium. So, really there was no excuse. I slowly collected my supplies one tube at a time and started really very modestly in term of supplies. 

I now paint everyday. And I have overcome my fears of not knowing how to draw, or not having enough experience. I create one everyday and I am loving the opportunity and ideas it has generated for me. 

I hope you will enjoy my classes and share your wonderful experiences with me.

Connect with me on Social Media:

INSTAGRAM (sneak peeks into my process and fun watercolor eye candy)

ETSY (fun watercolor art prints and more)

YOUTUBE (More intimate videos, tutorials and timelapses every week)

FACEBOOK (Updates on life and more as an artist)