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Classic Course: Watercolor Lupine Flower scene at the Beach - Easy Beginner Class

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12 Lessons (53m)
    • 1. Introduction to Kellie Chasse

    • 2. Today's Painting - Watercolor Lupine Scene

    • 3. Materials

    • 4. Drawing a lupine

    • 5. Painting a sky

    • 6. Loose water background

    • 7. Painting trees and distant area

    • 8. Sand layer

    • 9. First layer of the grass

    • 10. Simple flower shapes

    • 11. Detailing Flowers

    • 12. Final Details and added depth

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This is one of my earlier online courses - Please check out my latest for up-to-date audio and video quality. I like to think I've gotten a little better of the years. 

BEGINNER WATERCOLOR COURSE - Learn to Paint this Maine Lupine Scene

Have you ever wanted to take up watercolors, but found most classes are too heavy and academic? These classes are similar to Paint Night but we use watercolors. The classes are Easy, and no basic knowledge of watercolors is needed. You can usually finish your first painting in under 2 hours.

This course is simple and minimal materials are needed to start painting today. Use any watercolors or brushes you have on hand, but I'll give you my favorite supplies and a PDF list to go by.The course is broken down into small easy steps and I'll paint along with you. If you have questions as you go along please feel free to send me a private message or ask openly on the discussion board.

NEW CLASS: Watercolor Lupine Field with a Barn.

Once you have completed this course you may be ready to join my latest Watercolor Lupine scene full of flowers! 


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1. Introduction to Kellie Chasse: Hello. My name is Kelly Chassis, and I'm a professional artist and instructor. And I've been teaching watercolor classes since about 2007 and in my classes. Really, Like I said at the beginning, it's about enjoyment. It's about being creative. It's for beginners and for hobbyists. For anybody that just wants toe. Sit down, relax for a couple hours and paint. And my scenes are usually fairly simple. Usually, they'll take you about Ripley two hours to paint from start to finish, and I'll go through everything step by step with you in my classes, and you can start, Stop pause. Um, you know there are no mistakes and it's really like I said just about having fun and enjoying yourself, so give it a try with me. 2. Today's Painting - Watercolor Lupine Scene: Brian Kelly chassis here and today's course, we're gonna be painting with watercolors and I'm gonna walk you through this step by step. It's gonna be very simple, very easy for beginners. And today's course will be painting this cute little Lupin scene. And we have lake in the background, some mountains, little sandy beach in the front and some que little birds flying around in the background. For this course, we will do a light sketch for a background there, Lou pins. Then we will go into how to mix our light washes for our sky. Will do some detail ing with our loop ins will also learn how to mix up a few different colors for our Lupin. So if you want to change up your colors instead of just doing the purple that I have been here, you can make it more to something that you would like. We'll do a lot of detail ing in this one. We've got some trees in the background, some sand. We also have some grass in the front, and then we'll also do a little bit of rock detail in san detail. In the very front of my questions are really about being creative and having fun. You can do this with a family member or friend, and I would love it if you would share any questions that you have on our discussion boards , as well as post your final results of your paintings. That should probably take you roughly two hours to finish all these little details. 3. Materials: so to get started, we'll need to pour some water color paper, and I'm gonna be using £140 cold press paper for this class. Any of a smooth side and you have a rough side will be painting on that rougher side. We'll also be using a backer board, and this is just a nice thin foam board that we can use to take down our painting or paper to, so that we don't get any buckling when we start to add the water to it. Now for watercolor paints, you can use any kind of pains. I'm happy to be using some pan paint Cesaire made by Windsor Newton. There great little starter kit sketch out our painting scene, and I also use a black Sharpie a lot of times just for some fine detail. Work also to sign my work at the very end, if you need to use an eraser, I would recommend using a nice polymer racer. So are your paper, and I'll be using a light wash brush oval brush. Really, any medium size brush will do, and also you want to make sure that it's nice bristle so that you have a nice amount of water that can be absorbed by that brush. Also, you don't need a fine detail brush. This one comes with our Windsor Newton kits. A nice little fine sable brush that I used a lot in my paintings water for most of my classes. Again, I have a clean water and when I have one that they use for dirty. So that way I always have some fresh water so it doesn't muddy up your your paints. And then another thing will need are some paper towels, and we'll just use this for cleanup. And also when we change our brushes, if we need to take extra water off of our brush, we can use that. So one more thing we'll need is some masking tape or some blue. This is Blue Painter's tape, just regular three M tape, and what I'm gonna do here is just tape up all of these corners on my paper, and this will keep the paper down when we start to add water to it. And by putting it on, this backer board will be able to turn and change on the direction of as we're painting a little bit easier than having something taped directly down onto our table. So it's all taped down here now, and I've given myself just enough space around. They're about 1/4 Angelelli around. So this eight by 10 Matt will fit perfectly on there. And as you can see, there's no blue tape showing, which means my entire area will show my frame it. We'll also need some whitewash. You can also use Chinese White for the same purpose. 4. Drawing a lupine: so welcome to our drawing and we're going to start with our number two pencil and we're gonna go just slightly above half the page and this is gonna be your water line. And if you need to use a ruler, if you want to make sure that straight line you can grab your ruler in and use your ruler. So now I'm just gonna lightly draw in some little mountain areas, these air trees that are often the background here and we're not getting really detailed what can paint a lot of this in? So this is just to give you an estimate of where we're gonna place things that sit down in the front here, we're gonna have our little mound, and this is where the Lupin zehr gonna sit and we're not gonna go all the way across six. We're gonna have a little beat Jerry in the front here and we're gonna adder Lou pins. Usually you want to do an odd number. It's always best. So I'm gonna go ahead and put in about five. From here, you can crisscross thes again. They give me any way you want, but I would have them come up into your sky little bit. And what this does is it brings those flowers forward in your picture for you, and I'm gonna show you here just really quickly. We're not gonna do this on all of them, but I'm gonna show you where little pedals are gonna fall. So just to give you an idea of how we're gonna do those were gonna paint those in so we don't need to draw that. Just a just a little mount here a little bit. And I think that looks pretty good right there. 5. Painting a sky: so they get started here. We have our Windsor Newton Cotman set, and what I'm doing here is I'm just taking a large brush and adding just a little puddle of water in the center. And then I'm going to use my ultra marine blue, and I'm gonna add that color right to the puddle. Nice wash in here once you have the color that you like and you can adjust your colors anyway, if you want to add a little, um, other blue, the failure blue to that, you could do that. So I'm just testing it here. I'll show you the difference. This is just straight pigment is not a lot of water with this one. And here we have the wash that we made so much lighter that is so again, your sky can be anyway, that you want it. And I want to start with a light sky here just to show you. So I'm just gonna take that wash that we've mixed up and I'm going to spread it across my page and I'm going from left to right and back. This will give you a little bit of texture in your sky. Almost looks like little clouds in there. And if you skip us few spots, that's okay, too, because that makes it look like clouds. So if you want to deepen that just a little bit, you could add just a little bit more of the blue, and you can spread that out. And again, I'm using, like, a tapping motion and almost gives it that cloud appearance. So I'm just continue to tap in a little bit of that ultra Marine blue. And I think we'll do is add Ah, little bit of a lizard in crimson to this. So we'll give ourselves just a little bit of a purple hue on the underneath of these clouds . So you don't need a whole lot just a little bit. You could see how easily that changed a little puddle of blue that we had in there already . I wanna lightly tap this in here, just adding a little bit of dimension to our clouds. Now we'll do is we'll make some clouds and actual clouds. So what I'm using is just some tissue paper you can use toilet paper. You can use whatever you have on hand, and I'm just gonna push down role is a bit of all just kind of tapped down and push lightly and lift the paint out. Now, while it's still wet, you have to do this kind of quickly because once it dries, you can't live that pain out. So what? This is wet. We'll live some of it out. And here we're using some toilet paper again. Like I said, whatever you have on hand, if you need a dishrag, you can use that. You can use paper towels. Anything will work. I think that looks pretty good. So what we can dio is go ahead and dry your background and I think what I'm gonna have you dio if you want it, we want to darken the sky If you want to change your sky will make sure that this kid is completely dry before we do anything else So we're Dr it's really good And then you could kind of just lightly take your hand and touch on your sky area just to see to make sure that it's completely dry before we do this next step to this feels pretty dry. You can also lift it up to the light to see if there's any machine to it to tell if it's still wet. So now I'm gonna do is with unclean water. If we want to change the sky or dark in the sky a little bit, I'm just adding clean water on top of what we've already done. And now I'm gonna go back into my paints and I'm gonna add just a little bit darker, Ultra Marine blue. That's why I say when you're doing these guys, don't be afraid. Just kind of get in there, play with it and see what you can you can come up with. And I'm just lightly going over this just to get a deeper shade of blue. I'm also gonna add a little bit of that lizard crimson, and this time I'm just almost adding it directly from my tray, and you could see how this will mix right into your color. If it's still wet and I'm doing this little tapping motion, it looks like those wispy clouds. And then we'll go ahead and take our tissue again, and we'll lift out really lightly. Tap up those clouds so you can change it so you don't have to be nervous about trying this and again, If you push down really hard, you can lift a lot of that pain out so you'll get a little bit more a whiter looking cloud by pushing down little harder. We'll show you here. See how that is so much brighter because it really lifts that pain out. The more pressure that you give up, Yeah, it's a nice little fluffy clouds in here, and I think I'm happy with that. 6. Loose water background: Okay, so now that we have that sky all dry, we're going to start on our water down below, and we could have any color again that we want, but I'm going to start out with a little Phileo blue. And to that, I'm going to add a little bit of ultra Marine. And I'm just going to mix those together. And you could test this if you want on your paper to see if you like the color or not. But I think what I would like to do is add a little bit of the variety in you and this will give it just that really pretty blue green. If you add a little bit of the birth number to this, you can dark in that blues, it looks more like an ocean blue. So I'm gonna go ahead and with my wet brush. I'm just gonna fill this in now. You want it. Like I said you want, make sure your sky is dry because what would happen here? This was still wet. My water would bleed into the sky. So it's really important that you make sure that that's nice and dry before you go to this next step, so I just kind of fading this out as I go down. It's getting a little bit lighter, a little bit lighter. That's because we're gonna put a little beach here at the end, off to the right hand side. So I'm gonna add just a little bit more depth to this by adding a little bit more of that burnt number too dark in this blue. And while this is still wet, I'm gonna add that rate to it. And you could see how ritual blue this makes. And I'm not hitting every every parts you want some of that later just kind of shine through there. And then what you could do is you can take out some of that darkness by just dragging your wet brush and then wiping off that excess paint, and it will give me that illusion of some some waves back there again, I'm dragging and wiping off in between. If you don't wipe it off, what will happen is it will just put the paint right back onto your paper again. But this way we'll get some nice light streaks of the underneath color to shine through. It was work your way down here. You can see how it would look like little waves. Okay, that's pretty good. And you rent your brush off, and then we could go ahead and dry the water. Make sure that this is nice and dry before we go into our next step. Another thing I want to mention when you are blow drying, you want to make sure that you're holding that blow dryer further away about a good five or six inches away from your paper. You don't want to get too hot, and you can blow dry this on a light to medium heat and just make sure you don't leave it in one spot for too long again. You don't want it to be heated up in one section. 7. Painting trees and distant area: So now that we have that all dry, we're gonna switch. Teoh are fine detail brush and we're going Teoh, add some highlights, but before we do that, I just want to quickly go over with you. The differences on some of the paint that you can use this is the to paint. This is again a cotton, which is the same as the kit that I've been using. But it's in liquid former tube form, and this one is a professional, great artist. Grade quality. It's also Windsor Newton. If you can afford the artist paints, I highly recommend them. If not the cotton's work. Great. You just might have to use a little bit mawr pigments to get the deep richness of color that you that you want. But you can get them with these Cartman's as well. So what I'm doing now is I'm going into our sap green, and we're going to start our trees in the background here, and I'm just getting a first light shade, and we're just gonna go ahead and fill all of these in and feel free. If you need to mix up more paint, you connects it. More paint. We don't need to do a whole lot of details at this point. We're just getting that base color down on these. And if you missed some spots, that's okay. Because like I said, we're gonna add some other colors to it. We're gonna mix up some more paint here. The small brush tend to use my paint up. Doesn't hold quite as much paint on the brushes with larger ones. Dio. So I'm just gonna kind of continue to fill these in, and then I'm gonna go add some lemon yellow to this and this is just gonna make it look like the sun's kind of hitting back here and just gonna kind of tap some of this yellow here and there, here and there and everywhere, and just tap it. So you get a little bit of light in here. Looks like the sun shining back there. So I just continue to tap in a little bit of color there, and it's okay for this next part. Teoh, stay wet so you don't need to dry your background for this next part. But what I'm doing is adding a little bit more that sap green and then that same color blue that we used earlier for our deep water. I'm adding that green to its I'm getting a really dark, dark green, and I'm trying to get my breast to a nice, fine tip on it. And what I'm doing now is I'm just tapping in the illusion of some trees out there in the background and just you see, I have a little point up at the very top. And that's the tips of those trees, because if you look at trees off in the distance, you don't see each individual tree. You just seeing the jacket edge basically of that, the top line across the the back section. So I'm just adding here and there and again. You don't want to cover up all of those other colors that you have in there, but you want that light. You want that dark to give it a little bit of of highlights and low lights back there. I believe that section in the middle. Bring this down over here so it looks like the illusion of the sun hitting in the background there, in his back mountains of the back trees. When I was continuing toe tap that in there and you could see that they look like little lines. So it looks like trees off in the distance. I was just gonna dark in that bottom edge here and again. It looks like it's in the shadowed area, adding a little bit more and again down on their the bottom of this one. That's where it's the darkest. Usually if you look across the water, usually the reflection from those trees make it a little bit darker down on the front. Once you're okay with that, you can go ahead and will again blow dry. 8. Sand layer: hammer on to our next section, and this is fall dry now. So what we're gonna do here is just a little bit of details to those water. It looks a little flat. So I'm mixing up again, some of his ultra Marine and some meridian Hugh, which is the green with a little bit of a blue tint to it. And I'm tapping off most of that excess water. And when we do again is with a very tip of my brush Here. I'm just adding some color and some strokes very randomly, trying to do it left to right and just putting a little bit of darkness or shadow in this water. I think a lot of some more paint anymore. Paint. Remember, You don't want this to too heavy. It just want a little bit of a little bit of low lights in the water Here. It just gives you a little bit of texture. Where there's light, there's dark. And when there's dark, there's light so you can put in a little auras much as you want if you want. You know, a little bit rougher looking sees out here than you could put a little bit more in. If you feel that you get too much on that, you could just pick up your tissue and just dab it off. I was gonna continue to add things. Here were I need to and again a little or a lot and all your preference. It's not real. Real dark years. It's quite light. So that means there's a lot of water, a little bit less pigment and appear at the top near those islands deep in this color just a little bit, because again usually have a reflection from those trees along the back. Here, right now, we're gonna go into our sandy beach area. I'm gonna go into this yellow looking paint, which is called a yellow okra in a mixing up a little bit here and adding some burn number two. This could you want just a little bit darker. We'll test this out and see what we think here, and it's gonna go re along this edge here. We're just gonna fill this in and again. This is fairly light. You can darken a little bit. We'll add some details to it as well, because you want again light and dark both. There's gonna continue to fill that in because they have a little bit of paint and then adding just a little bit of the Chinese white to this. It will lighten it just a little bit again by just adding a little bit of that Chinese white to this. Any areas you filler just to darker. If you want to lighten, lighten up just a little bit. You could add more of this Chinese whites a little bit different than the wash that we've had taken a class before with me that we have used because the Chinese white is still transparent, so it will just lighten, okay? And we're gonna keep this wet because our next step is we want to add just a little bit of texture to the sand. So if you cover up the back area here and went into the burnt number and I'm just doing the splatter technique by putting, um, just a little bit of paint on the brush and it anywhere that you feel it's a little bit too heavy. You could just take your tissue again and tap it off there while it's still wet. So I did was just do a little tapping on the end of my brush to get it to splatter on there . Once you're happy with that, we're just gonna go ahead and blow dry the sand area and get ready for our next steps. 9. First layer of the grass: we have the sandal dry and next we're gonna dio our grass mound and you can use your big brush. Or you can use your little brush again whatever you're comfortable with. But this will go a little quicker if you use your larger brush for this area. So what I'm going to do now is go into my lemon yellow and we're just gonna tap this in again. Remember, I'm using this tapping motions Tap, tap, tap tapped out to fill in that area. And you don't have to cover every single spots. Not like you're gonna paint a wall where you're painting it all in. There's going to kind of add this color and tapping it in here and there. Once you get the yellow in there, we could go to our sap green Rencher brush off, get a little bit of the sap Green on here is well, and this give me is darker, as light as you want again. But you just want those those different shades of color those different shades of greens and yellows in here. I'm gonna go through with this sap green and tap that in there. And then I think I'm gonna do is I want to switch my brushes out and use my fine detail brush for this one, and then we're going to go into a little bit of a darker green. And if you have a little so it's running down the bottom here, if you just take your brush, dry it off. And if you were thirsty, brush just suckle that. All right, up and just wipe that off on your tissue. Come holding it up. It's kind of draining down and stripping down. If you have a flat surface, it may puddle up on you. We hold it up and tilt it. You can kind of get the excess liquid with using your your thirsty brush. So okay, so now we're gonna go into our darker green. And again I added just a little bit of ultra marine blue to that sap green and look at the difference in the shade of color that you can get. And this is similar to what we did with the trees in the background. We're just going to do that. Tapping motion has this little blades of grass that are kind of awesome in a distance and again, we want that light in that dark to show up. So you just tap very randomly in here. You're not going to cover the entire area with a screen. You want to make sure that you have that light green and the yellow still kind of peeking through here. We're going to kind of build upon this. Keep tapping it in here. I'm changing this up. And every time I'm looking at my brush, you could add here on ultramarine blue or Iraq number as well. That way, you can have a couple different shades in here. The raw number will make it obviously a lot darker. But you want that again, that light in the dark. So I just keep tapping and a little bit more here and there. And it's all about the shadow areas, and it looks a little funny nags with, But are Lou pins in here? We're gonna have some grass as well that we're gonna add on top of this. So this is just the underneath. So this is very shadowed area under here. I think that looks good on them. We'll go ahead and dry that So now you have that all dry can I usually like to this point, put a mat around it and just see how the paintings coming along. I think we've got a lot of nice colors in here. Hopefully you're happy with what you've got going on here is a swell. So the next piece that we're gonna dio are gonna add a little bit of greenery to our stems of our loop ins. So we're gonna grab our small brush once again, and we're to go into a little bit of the lemon yellow as well as the sap green, and we're gonna mix up a nice light shade here, and then we're gonna fill in these Lupin stocks. Now you can see here that I'm not doing a straight line and these have a little skips in there, and that's OK, because we're gonna fill in all the little pedals and you look at flowers, you don't see the entire stem. A lot of it's covered with those pedals. So that kind of funny just sticking out here the way they are right now, put what's we get the pedals in there and fill these out. You'll see what's gonna happen with this and they'll come to life. That looks good. We'll drive that 10. Simple flower shapes: it's time to add some flowers on. Here are little loop ins and I'm gonna be using Wash and wash is a non transparent type of paint. It's quite thick. It reactivates with water, and if you've taken some of my other courses, we use this a lot in my courses. And when you using Gua Shi want, make sure that you have some fresh, clean water because wash will pick up any other pigments are colors of paint. So an example. I have green in this little trace. I'm just gonna add some water to this. Clean this right out because by AG Wash. And there's any hint of green in here that white will have a very light tint of green. So make sure it's nice and clean, and you want to make sure your brushes always clean when you're using wash. And the other thing is, you don't want to go over things to too many times because if you get get something to wet any bit of background color, that color will eventually start to come through in the wash. So I'm just adding a little bit of water to this, mixing this in the corner here of the little bit of the paint that we have in the making it almost the consistency of house paint rather than toothpaste. So I'm getting a fine point to my brush here, and I'm just turned to my paper slightly sideways. And I'm just kind of tapping down just the very tip of my brush and these pedals air kind of coming in at an angle. You're just gonna follow that stock all the way down here? Then once you get to the end, you have to go all the way down because we're gonna have grass as well. It's gonna be coming up through here. So a lot of this will be covered down on the lower side saying, I'm gonna twist and turn it the other direction, and I'm gonna go down on the other side the same way. And you don't have to have a lot of space between these pedals, which, if you have some that's OK, and then if you find that you have them to spaced apart, you can always put a couple little dots in the center stock here. And the reason we're putting the white down is because this color that goes on top of the white. Whatever color we choose for our loop ins, it really makes them pop out. You're gonna go on and do the other sides here, take your time. And if yours are quite a small, is that that's okay to pinning on the sides, Brush your using. You may have a little bit larger flower, and that's fine. Again, this whole class is really about you. But experimenting Just having fun playing. We've got this one done. And again, I'm just gonna go ahead and just filling a couple little spots here and there down the center of this one. I don't know where you live if you have Lou pins, but they're absolutely gorgeous here and mean. I usually think it's in August. They're all over July, maybe all over the Highway 95 going up to Press guy, which is my hometown, and they're gorgeous on the highway. Lee is they're all natural or wild flowers there. Let me also say, if you don't have wash, there are some other options that you can use for the white. You can use things like acrylic paints. If you need to do. Is white But again, it doesn't reactivate with water. So once it's dried, it's dried. You can use Chinese white if you'd like, which is usually in most of these little pans the cotton champions that we have here, and you just need to make sure that you don't have a lot of water with it. You use the pigment very heavily, and the other thing is, is if you don't want to use white and all, you don't have to use any whites. If you want to do your loop ins without any white background on here, which the white really just makes the colors pop. But if you do a darker color a real deep, deep purple or something, you don't have to have the white. Let's just finish up this last flower. If you have five, that's great. You have seven finished that one up? We only had three. You could always move a little faster if you don't want to watch me paint all these. So now what I'm doing is I'm taking again. Look, wash with a very fine tip to my brush here, and I'm just adding a little highlight to the back of these. The tree line, usually where the water would hit the shore. This usually a little bit of wave. And I'm gonna add just a little bit of that white wash in my water as well for a little sparkle on the water here. And you can almost do this like a dry brush technique so you don't You don't need a whole lot of paint on the end of your brush and you don't want it to be really, really wet. So now what I'm doing here is just adding a little bit of movement. You know where the water comes up on the shore on the sand line. Have you ever been in the beach? When the waves crashing on days, they come out, they leave like this little swirl movement, That's all this is here. And you just want to do it just a little ways in two too far. And it's just little squiggles, squiggles of lines You don't need a lot Just gonna do a little a little goes a long way That looks good. Now what I'm gonna have you do is just do a quick little below dry here or let it air dry people remove on to the next step, which we're just gonna put some very faint little birch trees in the background so that nice and dry that we don't stick your hand in the wet paint. You just put in the water there on the Sandline before you do your trees, you can also turn these things upside down, if that's easier. So if you want to let it air dry and work upside down and you could do that, they go for that as well. So I'm just gonna grab my small brush again and we're gonna load it up a little bit more quash. We're just gonna do it on the very tip here. It's not a lot of paint very, very lightly because you want. It's fine aligning as you can get because he's trees there, way off in the distance. So you barely going to see them? You just gonna bring just a couple little lines up in the back here and if you need to switch out your rush, if you have a finer tipped brush, you can do that. But I can get this. Usually I just use the very edge of this one this is not to find of a brush, but you can get that real small tip on it, and you can pop a couple of birch trees and each little usual area here. Sometimes less is more again, but it's just a little a little hint of it. 11. Detailing Flowers: The great thing about Lukins is that Kim in many colors, so you can pick and choose whatever color you want. Your blue pins to bay. Do you want a mixture of different colors? You could do that. If you want to go with a single color, you can do that. So what? I'm showing you here. Just couple examples. I'm using a lizard in crimson again, which is that nice, pretty red and adding a little white to it. The Chinese white. And you get a nice, soft pink color rosy color. If you want a deepening, you can add a little bit more of their crimson color. You can kind of play with it back and forth to get a to get a shade that you really like. And I'm gonna show you how we're gonna do those loop ins and pretend that there's whitewash already down here, we're gonna just gonna basically cover up those little dots, so that just gives you an example of some color choices here. This one's really pretty. You can rent a brush off and let's go for a lemon yellow Lupin. And I think these are all real colors. The blueprints coming. You could course, make up your own color as well. Lemon yellow is very pretty as well, against the greens of the blues of the background. And again, I'm just showing you how I start with that top Top one is straight up and then I kind of go at an angle on the sides, adding a little bit of the closer and crimson and the ultra marine blue. And those two will give you this nice, dark purple color. And this is the color that I'll be using for my demo so again, and they look really pretty if you do all the different colors together as well. So back to her painting, Richard, brush off. Get the color that you're happy with and I'm gonna go with the ill is a ring crimson again and the ultra marine blue to make a nice rich looking purple for mine And you want this fairly thick You want you know the paint you don't want to water down too much And again, you can kind of play with those colors in by adding and adjusting either the blue or the red to get the color that you like and now I'm gonna do is I'm just gonna basically go over the white, the white wash that we've already put in here and just tapping on it. And it doesn't have to go on exactly where the white is, Because again, the white is just more like a highlight of the color. And the mixture looks really nice together. So if you don't get it right on the spot, that's okay, cause we want that white to kind of peek through so you could just start again at the top here, and you're gonna have that top one going straight out and then kind of come down angle and go over all of those So you don't have to sit here and watch. We paint all five of these if you don't want to. It's the nice thing about this. Well, um, put some music on and let you kind of work, and we'll get near the end. We'll move on to the next step 12. Final Details and added depth: Now we're on our final steps and this looks pretty good just the way it is. But we're gonna add some tall grass to these loop ins. So I'm gonna mix up a little bit of the sap green again, adding just a little touch of the ultra marine blue to deep in that green a little bit. And then we're gonna add a little bit of the burn number as well. And it makes it really dark, nice rich color in there. You can kind of keep playing with it. You want a lot of pain for this cause you're gonna use this up pretty quick. So now what? I'm gonna dio we want toe tap off the excess, and I'm gonna hold my brush really lightly and move into this flicking motion. Didn't think of grass, grass, blades. They're thicker at the bottom and they're thinner at the top. So you want to start down below and flick up, and that way your blades of grass will be a little thicker on the bottom. And as you flick up, likely let off severe pressure and get a nice find tip of these blades of grass and we're gonna just keep moving that up and down and you can add as much grass here is you want. And if you need to make some more paint, go ahead and do so. What we're gonna do is we're gonna layer these blades of grass with some different colors. So we're gonna start with us darker shade first, and then we're gonna do some lighter shades in here. A swell, because I'm moving pretty quickly here. I'm not thinking about this too much. You don't want to think about arresting little blade of grass. You just want to kind of get in there and just let loose. Now, I'm gonna use a little bit of this yellow okra and add that to that greens to get a little bit deeper shade and again, you can kind of mix different colors up whatever color you like. You don't like the yellow okra. You could maybe just use regular green. Or you can add more ultra marine blue to it. Or you could add some yellow, basically lemon yellow or pale yellow. That's really what your preferences. And depending on what you've made your color of your flower, you may wanna do a different shade on your grass. So I'm just adding a little bit more going a little bit taller on some of these because these Lupin Zehr quite tall, you could rich brush out and you can make a different colors. Now, I'm gonna go into this lemon yellow, get a nice little puddle going on and here could you again. You want this thick paint cause you want this to show up through the other colors. And lemon is a light color, so and we're just gonna go ahead and do the same motion, that same flick of the wrist and not thinking about it. You could kind of keep layering either. Keep playing with these colors as you go along, Go back to the green if you want. You could do a little bit more tapping in here if you find that you're having too many spaces that look empathy in here. He was tapping in same way we did the first time we did the mound, and it will just kind of fill in some of those areas that aren't covered up here with the blades of grass. So now what I'm gonna do is add a little bit of white to this, a little bit of the white wash. And I'm also mixing up little of the yellow. And that's when I really light light, light shade. This is gonna be my highlight shade and again when he used a flick of the wrist on doing the same motion and you just kind of building this layer upon layer just adding, if you find that your papers to getting too wet, you can dry between these sections and then go back in with the second color. I think I'm just dabbing here, and I'm gonna go ahead and mix up a little bit of that darker shade again with the ultra Marine in the number. And I've got a really rich, rich color in here getting some of these blades of grass up here just a little taller and another tapping for the shed. You're just gonna kind of build this slowly. You can get it to where, here, happy here and just do her final little touches here and there. And then we're gonna move onto adding some more detail. But good time to stop and grab your mad if you have it and take a look to see how your progress is doing when I grab it and just place it over it. And I'm happy with mine. Hopefully you're happy with yours. I think we'll put just a few a little bit of texture in the sand down here and maybe add some rocks. So I'm mixing up again more of a black, which is the ultimate arena in the in the number. And we're making it fairly thick paint. I'm just taking the tip of my brush and just just making a few little dots in here. When you look at sansei and has texture and it's good again, light and dark, we're gonna do a whole lot just a few and then going to do, Ah, little rock here and again using the very tip of my brush. And it's kind of very lightly touching my paper to form that rock, and we're gonna add a little bit of white to This is while I think I think it's gonna skip a spot. If you wanted to look like there's a little light on this, well, that's rockets hitting it. Then take that same black that you've mixed up with that dark dark gray. And we'll just add just a touch of it to the back here, right above where you had your white just to give it some shadow area. Well, dark. So go ahead and grab that paper towel again. And I was going to use my dirty one here. That works. And I'm just gonna place it over the top of We're just gonna use that same black that we made and do that tapping motion on the top of the brush. And we're gonna make a little bit of sand in here. Now, I'm gonna be using some different colors. One is, um, a Rossi and I believe the burnt Sienna I'm tapping in here that I went a little white again . Just that little flick of the wrist, that tapping motion on the top. And it was just going to give you this nice splatter effect on the sand. And if you have a splats, it just standing out too much, you could just take your tissue and just kind of tapped those out. So I think we need maybe one final little detail here. How about some little birds in the sky? Oh, look you up there in those little fluffy clouds. So I'm gonna go into my homemade black hair again. I think by now you know how to mix this up and get a nice, deep rich color in here. And you want this fairly thick again. And we're just going to make a little be using the very tip of our brush. And I had a little spot there that I was. I wanted to cover up its with a blue just can. I didn't sit right when it dried. Know how three little birds in here And then we can also add just a little bit of shadow down here in the sand again, and I'm gonna go into my yellow okra again, Makes up just a little bit of this and very lightly. Just put just a little bit of darkness. And where we have this little waves for those little swirls, you don't need a lot If it's too dark again, take your tissue and you could kind of tap that a little bit. Just so you you don't want to too dark in there. Just a nice light shadow. And then, while your brushes still slightly what you could kind of blend that just a little bit, because sand where it's wet is yours a little bit darker. So I'm just gonna just kind of take what you have there on your brush and just kind of drag that across there a little bit. And I think we are all done. I hope you enjoy this course and I'll be working on my next one, which should be up hopefully in the next few weeks if everything goes well, so thanks for painting with me.