Sample Project: Dark watercolor backgrounds

Sample Project: Dark watercolor backgrounds - student project

Hi! I'm glad you're here :) and a special thank you to Skillshare for making the encore to this live class available.

Here is my example project and I'm hoping you will upload yours too- I'm always happy to give any commentary or answer Qs! Whether you're watching the replay or were here for the live session in March 2021, I would love for you to share a photo or scanned image of what we made together.

Here is a photo of my flower sketch, I saw so many great drawings in the zoom session too!

And here is a photo if the painting right after we finished the session!


These are the details I added once the paint dried:

General paint brands & supplies I used: 

  • Sennelier watercolor pan set (artist grade)
  • Indigo blue tube Winsor & Newton
  • Payne's gray tube Daniel Smith
  • Ochre tube Winsor & Newton
  • Opera Pink tube Holbein
  • Juniper Green concentrated radiant liquid watercolor Dr. Ph. Martin's
  • Brushes: Princeton and Winsor & Newton
  • Paper: Canson XL watercolor paper

Scanned version


As usual, please feel free to leave any questions in the discussion board. I'm more than happy to answer.


Can't wait to see your work! I'm excited to see what you make, wohoo.