Watercolor with Me: Fun & Fabulous Flamingo

Jessica Sanders, Artist, Instructor, Designer

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10 Videos (1h 2m)
    • Welcome!

      0:38
    • Watercolor Supplies

      1:12
    • Technique 1 - Splattering

      7:39
    • Technique 2 - Mark Making

      5:47
    • Using Inspiration Photos

      10:07
    • Let's Paint a Flamingo - Layer 1

      6:42
    • Let's Paint a Flamingo - Layer 2

      14:04
    • Let's Paint a Flamingo - Layer 3

      12:22
    • Let's Paint a Flamingo - Finishing Touches

      3:16
    • Thank you :)

      0:34
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About This Class

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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.

Skills:

Mark making with watercolor brushes.

Splattering techniques.

Inspiration gathering.

Supplies:

Watercolor paper:  140 lb / 300gsm

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

Watercolor paints

Paper towel

Water

Resources:

Inspiration photos:  your own or Pinterest

42 of 42 students recommendSee All

Great class. I learned much in my quest for painting loose.... and I have a cute fab flamingo to look at too
Loved this, very easy to follow along with!
Lovely and so easy to understand! I'm somewhat of a beginner when it comes to watercolours and I'm super happy with the results!

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Jessica Sanders

Artist, Instructor, Designer

Jessica Sanders

Artist, Instructor, Designer

Hello, my friends!  

I've just posted a Bonus Lesson in my class, Watercolor with Me: Loose and Juicy Summer Fruit Slices :)  I love cherries!  Especially fresh cherries :)  So, I decided cherries would be a great summer fruit to paint, and you might like to watch...maybe YOU will even paint cherries!!  Wouldn't that be awesome?!

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