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Watercolor with Me: Fun & Fabulous Flamingo

Jessica Sanders, Artist, Instructor, Designer

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10 Videos (1h 2m)
    • Welcome!

    • Watercolor Supplies

    • Technique 1 - Splattering

    • Technique 2 - Mark Making

    • Using Inspiration Photos

    • Let's Paint a Flamingo - Layer 1

    • Let's Paint a Flamingo - Layer 2

    • Let's Paint a Flamingo - Layer 3

    • Let's Paint a Flamingo - Finishing Touches

    • Thank you :)


About This Class


Hi, I’m Jessica Sanders, a self-taught mixed media artist who loves exploring art and sharing it with you!

In this beginner to intermediate watercolor class, I will show you my loose and free style for painting with watercolor.  I'll walk you through the techniques and skills needed to paint a fabulous flamingo!  

We will warm up by exploring mark making with our watercolor brushes, and practicing splattering techniques.

We’ll cover how to allow photographs to inspire your art without direct copying.  

Then, we will dive into our flamingo painting.


Mark making with watercolor brushes.

Splattering techniques.

Inspiration gathering.


Watercolor paper:  140 lb / 300gsm

Watercolor brushes:  10 round, 01 round, fan brush, toothbrush

Watercolor paints

Paper towel



Inspiration photos:  your own or Pinterest

24 of 24 students recommendSee All

Very good teacher and clear instruction ! I really love it
Great pace, easy to follow instructions, and fun project to try! I took this class to introduce myself to water coloring and it was a great beginner class to get your toes wet (pun intended). I'm proud to say my first watercolor painting is this fabulous flamingo! I loved the style and it's hanging up in my house now. :)
Very fun and relaxing course. The videos did a good job explaining the application and thought process throughout the project. Loved Jessica's enthusiasm!





Jessica Sanders

Artist, Instructor, Designer

My name is Jessica Sanders of I am super happy to be here with you on Skillshare.

I live in Houston, Texas with my wonderful husband and four awesome kids, who are growing up so fast! I am a full time artist/maker, blogger, and YouTuber. I am also a designer for Chameleon Art Products - and I teach on Skillshare!

I have been making art my whole life. It began with paint-by-numbers with my dad, craft and painting projects with my grandmother, and pro...

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