Watercolor's Full Potential: Exploring Fluid Painting

Angela Fehr, Watercolourist and Art Educator

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11 Lessons (1h 5m)
    • 1. Tools & Materials Overview

      4:02
    • 2. Basic Techniques Demonstrated

      7:15
    • 3. Make a Value Study

      3:10
    • 4. Mix Complementary Colors

      4:04
    • 5. Add Texture with Cling Wrap

      2:18
    • 6. Adding Texture with Salt

      3:30
    • 7. Lifting Out to Create Texture (Cloud demonstration)

      3:57
    • 8. Paint a Simple Object: Apple Demonstration

      8:51
    • 9. Create Your Focal Point Painting - Part 1

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      9:32
    • 10. Painting Your Subject: Part 2

      8:44
    • 11. Painting Your Subject: Wrapping Up (Part 3)

      9:10

About This Class

Even a beginner can paint fluidly in watercolor! Used traditionally, watercolor paintings have a fluidity and transparency unrivaled by any other painting media. Often described as the "hardest medium" in which to paint, watercolor doesn't have to be intimidating. 

In this self-paced class, professional watercolor artist Angela Fehr will walk you through basic techniques and supplies in watercolor, creating special effects in watercolor, and composing paintings in a loose, informal style. 

Color theory, texture and composition will all be explored.

What You'll Learn

You'll develop your technique through a sequence of progresssive, structured, clear lessons.

  • Overview of Supplies and Tools. Assemble what you need to get started.
  • Basic Techniques. Experiment with a foundation for working with your materials.
  • Color Mixing in Watercolor. Mix colors in a way that feels useful, purposeful, and fulfilling of your creative vision.
  • Texture in Watercolor. Create the illusion of dimension and surface.
  • Final Project. Compose and create a final painting that uses your newly learned techniques and skills.

What You'll Do

Your final project will be to create a unique painting in an expressionistic style.