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Lakes, Mountains & Reflections Using Watercolors | Beginner Friendly class

teacher avatar Shanan Subhan, Fine Artist | Art Educator

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Lessons in This Class

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    • 2.

      Art supplies


    • 3.

      WET ON WET Technique


    • 4.

      WET ON DRY Technique


    • 5.

      Practice & Examples


    • 6.

      Day 1 Project


    • 7.

      Day 2 Project


    • 8.

      Day 3 Project


    • 9.

      Day 4 Project


    • 10.

      Outro - Thank you!!


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About This Class

Welcome to Lakes, Mountains & Reflections Using Watercolors, In this class, we will paint 4 calm and serene paintings. If you are someone who loves soft and calm landscapes but is intimidated by wet on wet technique then this class is for you. Most of the paintings will be painted using wet-on-wet techniques. 

Here's what we will be learning in the class:-

- how to paint simple and easier skies.

- how to paint softer background elements like mountains, trees etc.

- how to paint focused foreground elements.

- how to paint grasses using minimal efforts. 

- how to paint pine trees, fuller and bare trees.

- how to paint birds

- how to add depth to the mountains

- how to add reflections 

- how to add movement in the lake water 

- how to paint still water

and many more ...

Hope you enjoy painting these artworks with me. I cannot wait to see you in the class. 

Art Supplies list :

Watercolor paper - I have used 440 gsm, you could choose 300 gsm or more, 

Artist-grade colors,

Brushes - Mop brush + round brushes 8 &12 + fine liner brush

2 jars of water for cleaning the brushes


clipboard to tape the paper for painting

masking tape

Hair dryer

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Shanan Subhan

Fine Artist | Art Educator


Hello, I'm Shanan Subhan, an Artist currently residing in Bangalore. I am a software engineer turned Artist.

Nature/landscapes are among my favorite subjects to paint. I thank nature and great photographs for inspiring and challenging me.

I started coloring at an early age, even before school taught me to read and write. Unaware of art and the theory of colors, I loved scribbling on papers, books, and walls! All I felt was colorful walls are merrier than monotonous ones.

Although I loved painting and coloring, because of studies and the competitiveness of day-to-day life, I somehow got disconnected from art a few years ago, but I always felt that emptiness in life. Back in the end of 2017, I felt the need to fill this gap so I gifted myself a basic... See full profile

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1. Intro LAKES AND REFLECTIONS: Hi, I'm challenged upon an artist from India. Welcome to my Skillshare class on building these beautiful lake and mountain paintings. In this class, you're going to learn the paint, sitting lake mountains and reflections using watercolors. You will be very surprised at how painting these landscapes can not only be therapeutic, but sometimes also help you to come out of the creative block that you're facing. Because these are very simple and easy paintings that anyone can paint. If you are someone who loves softer and camera looking paintings, but often get intimidated by wet-on-wet techniques. Then this class is for you. I have explained all that required techniques and also included a small practice session so that you get familiar with the elements of the painting. Without any further delay. Let's get started. I cannot wait for you to join my class. 2. Art supplies: Hi again. I'm so glad you decided to join my class. Before we start the painting process, I'll walk you through the overview of the class. First, I'll talk about the art supplies that I'm going to use in the class. Then I'll be talking about the techniques are basic techniques of watercolors. Then I'll be showing you some of the examples of how I've achieved or certain results using wet on wet and wet on dry. Then I'll also explain certain tips and tricks which helped me achieve certain textures in the painting. Then we'll dive into the class project one-by-one. Each day we will be painting one project at a time. So on the first day, we are going to paint this particular painting. So this is the first project in the class. Then we have this project as the day to project. On the third day we will be painting this project. The last project on day four, we will be painting this one. Let's talk about the art supplies that we're going to use for this class. The papers that I have used Dropbox for 40 GSM watercolor paper. This is thicker paper. You could also go with 300 GSM paper. The colors that I'm using here is artist grade paint from various brands like scenario, White Nights, so art philosophy and some more brand. And I have stored them here in this palette. So I can mix the colors in these wells. It is easier for me to take the color and mix my own shade with all these basic colors that I have here. You could use any watercolor you have. I'll be sharing the name of the similar colors that you can go with. The brushes that I have used. This one is Princeton Neptune, size six brush. Size eight, round brush. Silver velvet, size two, round brush. Here's my new brush, which is Rosemary size for rigger brush. This is rigger brush and I use this for fine liner. It holds a lot of paint, so I can do a lot of detailing work. These are the four brushes that I have used for this class. I've also used an old card to create these marks in this painting. It will only be used in one project than a pencil and an eraser for the basic composition marking. And then we have masking tape for taping down the paper on a cardboard like this is a clipboard. I keep my paper on this and they pinned down using this masking tape while I'm keeping this on the borders so I can delete my water on my paper. Whenever I have to create certain effects. Then we would also need to solve for water, clean water, this is already dirty. So take two jars of water. One is for cleaning your ears in the colored brushes and then add the one to take clean water for the background washes. And whenever you need clean water, just have to dance or photo handy. Then I have a spray bottle for wetting the paper just in case I needed and napkin for wiping of the paints and extra water from my brushes. Like let's see, I have a lot of water in this. I cannot just apply it on the paper, right? So before moving on to the actual painting, I just dab it on to this issue paper so that I have right amount of water in my brush. And also the paint. I don't want to be taking a lot of paint. So I have been cheer. So if I go and apply like this, it will have lot of spins right? Before applying the paint onto the paper. I just dab it so that I have right amount of paint in my brush. And also for creating some textured effect. I, above all of the extra pink tissue paper, just in case I need to lift some paint dry off to speed up the drying process so that this pretty much it. You couldn't go with any art supplies that you have already. Don't have to wait for the exact supplies. So let's get started on it. 3. WET ON WET Technique: Okay, so let's talk about wet on wet technique. This is a very common technique used in watercolor, where we apply water and then on the wet surface we apply paint. First, we apply clear water on desired area. Then we apply the paint. Wet on wet is helpful when you want to eat you soft and diffused look in European things. So this kind of style is helpful for achieving loose style of artworks. Don't create, oh nice bleed and blooms in painting. And the results are sometimes unpredictable. When I say wet on wet technique, it doesn't always mean that you have to apply paint on awfully wet surface. You could also vary though, level of moisture on the paper and then various kinds of results. E.g. now if I apply water and let it dry for some time or use a hairdryer. So I'll be drying this for about 50%. So now when the paper is slightly damp, then if you apply some paint, it splits in a different way. In the first example, the color has spread very widely or creating many random blooms. But in the second example, it is spread in a controlled manner, like we can direct the pain in certain direction. Does spread, but not to this extent. So based on the wetness level, you can assume various results in wet on wet. The paper is very watery. The colors bleed very wild manner. As you can see, the paper has a lot of water in it. Let's try how the paints react. Kill. The color is running all over the wet area. That is our title, really unpredictable. The last one is two or three. And the first one was just right amount of water for ideal wet on wet technique. And the second one is slightly damp. Like a controlled wet on wet technique. You could also apply paint on already painted surface. Let's say I want to add some darker color. So you can apply it like this. Based on the dampness of the paper, the colors will behave accordingly. 4. WET ON DRY Technique: Next let's talk about the wet on dry technique. So here in this technique, we apply wet paint on dry surface. So here we get sharp edges and there is no bleeding and blooms. When you apply this technique. Let's say I want to paint some sharp or hard edged trees. So I'm going to just directly apply the paint. Let's say from here, we can paint. This technique is used to create a focus on a certain element. Whereas the wet on wet technique was to achieve soft and blurrier and diffused look in the background. This creates a sharp effect, which creates a kind of focus. In the painting. Are here in this class. Like most of the paintings are based on wet, on wet technique. Here. In this painting, the background is blurry or and diffused. Whereas the trees you're in, the mid ground, they are a bit focused. You can see sharp edges here. And here in this painting, the background is blurry or the foreground element. These two trees are in-focus. So I have used wet on dry technique for these two trees. For this as well, have used wet on dry. So that is the difference between wet on wet and wet on dry. 5. Practice & Examples: Absorb these paintings here, the mountains and trees. These how very softer effect to it. So let us practice some wet on wet techniques to see how we can achieve such results. So I'll take the same for 40 GSM paper and I'll paint the background. You could use any background color. I'm going with though, diluted version of ultramarine blue. So this will be our background. Let's see. Here we have the horizon. Above the horizon here, I'm going to paint a mountain, made the bond Dumbo. So if this wet on wet technique, we are able to achieve a softer background. So we have a mountain. Let's paint the reflection of this mountain in the water. Simply paint an inverted image. Now when you apply paint on a wet surface, you will get these higher like extra. So you can move your board in different direction so that you avoid such headlight effect. Just changed the direction of the pins. So you can see how we have prevented this. Moving on. I'll be adding some trees here near the horizon area. So when I've added trees, I've also add the reflection. So similarly, I've used these techniques in this painting. He wouldn't hear this. I have used wet on dry. So the background here. So here if you see the paper was dry. So the colors did not believe that well, if this happened and you can take a damp brush and apply some water around it. I will fix the mistake. And then maybe you can apply the colors. If you want to add some depth in this. Add some darker color. Similarly, for adding extra in the mountains. Making this painting I've added texture. So go for a slightly darker color. And while it is wet, I add some lyme, some restaurants creating depth in the mountain. Could do this before it dries. So if the paper dries, you'll get such hard edges. Again. It can be fixed with a damp brush. Try to avoid it as much as possible. Let's try another example. So in this, I'll first draw some things so that you get a nice idea about what it is going to be. Two mountain cheers and maybe some trees. So when we are going to perform wet on wet, the paper needs to be wet, right? So let's read the paper. In some of the paintings we have graded affecting the sky. For that. And show you how it can be done. It can eat blue water, any color of your choice for the sky. And apply a ticket. Hello, at the top and the bottom part. Now apply water and pull the colors down and from the bottom bullet upward. So we have a nice gradient effect. Next door. Which color mountain shall we begin? I use burnt sienna and a little bit of crimson. So let's paint the mountain. Similarly for the reflection part. You can add some darker colors in the horizon area to divide the perspective. Makes for the trees. I'm painting all of these elements using wet on wet technique itself. You don't have to draw each and every element in the painting. You could also directly paint using your paintbrush. So this was a quick exercise. I hope you have got a better idea about locking on wet-on-wet technique. Next, let us add some ripples in the water. So you can pick any similar color and just add some horizontal lines, creating a sense of movement in the water. So this is for the area towards the words the foreground. Right? Now if I want to have some ripple effect, I don't want the trees here. So what I'll do is just add some lines so that it creates a sense of movement in the water. Remember, we should be using same color as that of the underlying color for the mountain. Just go with the similar shade like this. So this happens when the water is in moving state. If it is still water, we will have exact replica of the damage. If the water is moving and it is not still, then this kind of ripples will be formed. So you need to decide in advance what effect you want in your painting. Next door. Let us practice painting these rocks. It is very simple. You were to take a card or something or something that has a rounded corner? No. I'm going to apply some darker color. You could use any darker color. I'll go with bond, Dumbo, violet, blue, Payne's gray. On sort of darker colors. You paint the background first. And then window corner of this card. Just apply some pressure. Something like this. And if you have pulled a lot of paint, then you can add some darker color in between. Not just to define the shape. Let's practice one more time. Goes from black and brown. Some blue. Make this angle. Hold the paper tinge gene. The sheep can pull the colors awkward as well. So yeah, these are the two examples you can practice as many times as you want until you're comfortable. 6. Day 1 Project: Welcome to the first project of this class. Today we are going to create this artwork using very simple techniques. Let us begin though painting process. Here, I'm using loose watercolor sheet and I'm taping it down using masking tape. If you're using watercolor pad or watercolor block, then you don't need to use masking tape. Although if you want to have a nice and crisp border, then you can go ahead and apply masking tape. It's up to you. When to apply the tape. Just run your finger over the masking tape to make sure it is tightly sealed. Alright, so I have already prepped the paper. Now let me mark the composition of the painting. So yard first element, though distant mountains. I draw two curves as mountains. In the center of these two curves. I'm marking the horizon line. Next, I'm drawing another mountain. This is slightly closer to the real point. Draw the sketch. Very less pleasure and very light lines. You don't want any sharp pencil marks. That was the midground area. Now towards the foreground, we will draw the riverbank area. In between these two areas, we will have our lake water. Alright, let's start with the painting. I'm going to wet the paper and tidy for the base wash, which is going to be wet on wet technique. So I'm applying water using my mop brush. Spread the water evenly. Make sure you are applying even coat of water on the paper is wet. First, I'm going to paint the sky. And then what? So here I've taken no L0 AKA to this color. I'm going to add a bit of violet, which is complimentary color to yellow. So I'll take a tiny bit of boil it and mix it with a low. This will create a mute their door. Like a neutral color. Basically it will mute down the vibrancy of a yellow color. So I load my brush with this paint and apply it on the top of the paper. Then on the bottom part, which is a reflection of the sky, wipe off all the paint that's on the masking tape and edges of the paper. Oh, this might create background's going forward. So please avoid that and remove all the extra paint. Now to avoid sudden transition from this neutral color to white, and just apply some tiny strokes in the middle area, creating a smoother transition. I'm keeping this masking tape under my board so that there is a slight tilt while painting, which will help the colors flowing lower direction. Next, let us paint the distant mountain. Since this mountain is far from the viewpoint, it will appear a bit hazy. So I'm going to use a bluish tone for that mountain. So I have a fin, ultramarine blue, and a little bit of cobalt blue. Ultramarine blue is a cooler blue. Notice how I applied the beams in single brushstroke. This will create or transparent effect in the painting, which will make the The distant mountains look very light and airy. Since the background is wet, the color spreads very widely, create impaired leg extra. So to avoid that, I'm turning my paper in different direction so that we don't get such texture. With the help of my fingertip, I'm directing the color to flow in certain direction. It's okay as long as you don't spoil your painting. Anyway, this is going to be in the background. Another layer that's going to come on top of this. Next, I'm going to paint the mid ground mountain. So for this I use paints gray, mix it in medium consistency, and apply the paint. This is the mountain and below is the reflection. Leave some gaps in those center area. And we shall apply some ground color like what, Dumbo or burnt sienna. Any color you have. This will depict the ground area indoor distinct line. Or it could also be some orange trees. Let us leave it up to interpretation. We don't have to define each and every thing in your painting. Now, I'm adding some thicker consistency paints gray. To add a sense of definition to the mountain. Again, in this layer as well. We might get like texture. So turn the paper in different direction so that it does not create any hair-like texture. Donating different direction and let gravity do its job. Alright, I think this is enough. Next, letters create water ripples in the lake water. So I'm gonna take my fine liner brush. You could also use the pointed tip of your regular brush and just apply some horizontal lines, creating a sense of movement in the water. This will act as the ripples. Make sure you are applying on damp or wet paper. If your paper has dried, then you can use diluted color. The idea here is to have very subtle and minimum lines. Please avoid painting darker lines for the ripples towards the foreground area and we're applying diluted blue color. Moving on, let us bring the foreground grassy area. So I'll take this sap green and mix it with a little bit of yellow ocher and orange. So I want a warmer green color. I played on the bottom part of the paper, which is, this is a foreground area. Right? Now I'm going to dry this layer using a blow dryer. Will also let it dry naturally by leaving it. As it is. What about ten to 15 min on the paper has dried completely. Next, moving on, we will create partly submerged in the water. This line will have some rocks and some trees. So let's create that. Now to create this rocky area, I'm going to use an old guard. And some colors are darker colors mostly. Mostly go with burnt umber. Ya lit Payne's gray and cobalt blue. Take some colors in random order and paint some shapes to depict the rocks. At this point, don't worry about the shape. Next, apply clear water below this painted area to create the reflection going forward. Next, I'm going to take a card and with the help of this card, I create the rocky texture. Applying some pressure, you can swiftly move the paint. This is also included in the practice session of the class. If you have missed it, please go through it again so that you feel comfortable while performing this step. In case you are not happy with the outcome that you have achieved with the guard. Go ahead and add some definition around the rocks that you have created. This will help you define it. Now with the help of my regular brush, I'll add some tiny partly submerged rocks around this area. I take my God again and try to give some shape here. This is totally optional. I'm not very much happy with the result here, but that's fine. It doesn't have to be perfect. Moving on, let us add some trees here. And start with the vertical line as though trunk of the tree. Now considering this as their trunk. Next, add the foliage and the branches in the tree. As always, I'm painting the foliage in a very irregular them. I know. My aim here is to make the tree look follow. So I randomly add some branches in a zigzag manner. Now that we have our tree ready, let us also paint the reflection part. So here the reflection doesn't have to be perfect, indicating a sense of movement in the water. So you can randomly add some wobbly lines depicting the reflection. Next, let us draw another tree. This time it is going to be on dry and bear tree to paint or dried branches. I'm switching to my fine liner brush, which is size for Rosemary rigger brush. This tree is not full as compared to the previous tree. We will only have some branches and no foliage. Painting that selection try to create dosimetry. At least like 80 to 90% resembling should be there, right? We cannot fail or totally differently in the reflection. So make sure you're painting a similar looking image in this lecture as well. Applying some darker colors. When the water touches the line. Seems it will be moist, so it will appear darker. I add more trees around this area. Next, we'll create a sense of balance in the painting. So for this painting, I do not have an exact reference image as such. I'm simply going with my intuition to add these little elements you're in there. You can also add some tiny vertical lines. Next I'll take a mix of yellow ocher and orange and apply it in the foreground area. This will add us and so formed. So you need to keep in mind that the elements that are closer to the foreground, they tend to appear warmer. Now, to add a sense of depth around this area, I'm going to use a darker green color by mixing sap green, black and a little bit of brown. By adding darker colors, you're automatically enhancing the lighter colors. Also dabbing some darker colors on the upper bond to depict some shadow. Once you're done, let it dry. I'm using a hairdryer to dry this. I'll write the paper, looks dry. Next, I'm going to mix a green color. So I'll take some green and mix it with the burnt sienna. Audio brush with this color and paint some upward brushstrokes depicting the grass blades. You don't have to fully cover this area. Just some simple random strokes or do you don't have to follow exact same brushstrokes? Just go ahead and apply some loose and free brushstrokes. It's okay even if you make a mistake. Next, I'm going to splatter some paint. So I'm going to cover the upper area with rough paper and splatter the paint. This technique will help us achieve a fuller effect in the grass. Next, I'm going to add some boards on the sky. These are tiny little boards. You can add more or less. It's up to you. All. You could totally skip it as well. I'm also adding the reflection in the lake water. Okay, So we are done with this painting. Now, let us remove the masking tape to reveal the final look of the painting. Gently peel off the tape at an angle of about 50, 60 degrees. This way you want to tell people, this is how our painting looks like. I hope you enjoyed painting this with me. I'll see you in the next chapter. Until then, bye bye. 7. Day 2 Project: Alright, so let us begin our next project. I have aimed down the paper using masking tape. Now let us catch the composition of the painting. This is the horizon line. We have partly submerged land in the water. From here all we have some trees. I'm not going to mark the shape of the trees as of now. They will do it as and when we paint using paint brushes, the horizon is further away from this point. So this will act as the background element in the painting. I'm marking some basic lines for the trees. In the background. We really just paint one mountain, me loudly or the reflection of the mountain. But keep the composition as simple as possible. Now load your brush with clean water and apply it. The paper. This is to perform wet on wet technique. Apply a generous amount of water and make sure you're applying even cold. There shouldn't be any blocks of water in the center or corner. We are almost done wetting the paper. Next letter, spin this guy first. So I'll use a slightly neutral or a cooler blue color for the sky. So I'm going to use ultramarine blue. I'm a bit of burnt umber. This is to move down the vibrancy of the color. Otherwise, the blue color alone will be flashy. So I'll use this color mix to apply for the sky and the water part. Here, I'm trying to create a sort of transition from lighter blue to white. For the mountain. Be using burnt sienna and crimson color. Burnt sienna and crimson. 50, 50 per cent of the colors. Mix it together. Now with this color mix, I'll be painting the mountain. Now that reflection, even though area around the horizon easy as abuse, do not apply any paint, their next, I'll switch to my size eight round brush. Okay. With this, I'm going to paint the distant or treeline. Blue color. Brown, unwanted very vibrant. Muting it down a little bit. For the distinct area, I'm using blue color to add a sense of haziness. Now let's also add some reflection in the water. This area is further away from the viewpoint. In the partly submerged area, we will paint the green colored trees next. So for time being, we will only focus on the background element. So here I'm going to add trees with green color. Adding some bonds here now to make it a little warmer in the trees, in vertical brushstrokes. These trees start from the parties are moist line. And this is a bit closer to the viewpoint. So it appears greenish in color. No trees in blue color are further away from the viewpoint. So that's the difference in perspective. We've been forced paint the trees and then create the reflection in the water being the same color and paint the reflection. You just have to create an inverted image of whatever you see. The technique we have used. Here is wet on wet. Like I have explained in the techniques chapter, based on the level of replacing the paper, you will achieve different results. The people currently is about 50% damp. So you will see the results like this. No, to keep the bottom part lighter in color, I'm picking up some paint using my damp brush. I have also applied some yellow color, lemon yellow color. Next, a Payne's gray or indigo color, and apply it along the horizon line in the background area. I'll also add some vertical lines here depicting the trees. The Payne's gray here has added depth to the background element. Next, let us add some depth to the mountain. No, they go the same color. Burnt sienna and pink. Sorry, Clemson. Load my brush with this pain that both the extra paint and apply some brush strokes like this. This will create a sense of dimension in the mountain. Don't overdo it. Just some simple lines here and there. We'll do the job. Now you can see the mountain has a sense of dimension to it. Lifting some pains from the center part of this partly submerged land to create a sense of highlight. And below that, I'll be adding some darker color. And also using this darker color to create a sense of shadow and depth in the bottom part of these trees. Now, this is an optional step, but you can define the shape of the trees by adding some foliage. Some simple was exactly brushstrokes to define the shape of the pine tree. This will add more character to the tree Xian. So we have created the trees. Now for the reflection part, we need to add some movement in the water. So what I'll do is I'll apply some horizontal lines depicting ripples and a sense of movement in the water. You could choose to keep your lake water plain and simple as well. That will indicate or still water in the lake. If you want to add a movement, then you need to add these lines. Anything that works for you. In the blue part of the water, I'll be adding some diluted payne's gray. I think the larger ripples around the foreground area, because it is closer to the viewpoint. Excited to be adding some brown colored brushstrokes. I don't want this green trees area. So now we're going to add some board. Pick any darker color like brown, black being the birds. I'm using my fine liner brush here, and I'm simply adding these. We inverted V-shape to depict the boards. And the reflection of the birds need not be perfect as there is some movement in the water. So the reflection will be distorted in shape. With the fine liner brush, I'm defining the shape of the trees. You're adding fine lines depicting the branches. And some, I need weeks. So I think these final details is an optional step. However, this type is going to enhance your painting. So I'll simply splatter some paint around the tree area. Right? So we are done with this painting. Remove the masking tape. So this is how our painting looks like. I hope you have enjoyed painting this with me. Know, share your class project and other projects. Gallery. 8. Day 3 Project: Welcome to day three of the class. Okay, Let's start another project. I'm wondering David Downes. Okay, so the paper is ready. I have already tapered down. Now. Run your finger over the edges to make sure that the paper is tightly sealed. Okay, now, let's draw the composition of the painting. So somewhere in the upper half of the paper and draw this horizon line. Then a mountain. Would it be the reflection of the mountain? And he really had some kind of lined leave some space to depict the land area. And we will add the trees yard. I'm just adding the skeleton as of now. We will define the shape when we paint here. Towards though foreground, let's add the riverbank area. I don't want these pencil lines to be appearing in the end result. I erase them. But the composition is going to remain the same. The pencil marks in the watercolor painting should always be late. Keep that in mind. Okay, now we have the idea of basic idea of where our mountains and reflection is going to be. I can still see the light markings for the mountain. Alright, Let's start. I'll keep the masking tape under my paper. For creators like L2 while painting. To begin with, I'll read the paper using water spray. This way it is easier to wet the paper. Now I just have to spread it out throughout the paper. I'll be running my brush multiple times over this paper to make sure it is evenly lit. Just on the border around in different direction to remove all the extra water that's sitting on the paper and also on the edges. Now with this same mop brush, this is size six brush. I'm going to mix and yellowish orange color. So I'll take this ryan. Some orange and orange. Mix it in equal amount applied on the sky. This is a mom going part, right? So I'm not applying the color there. Similarly here on themed outside of the mountain shape that we had drawn earlier. And it is okay if you apply the paint in the riverbank area. We are anyway going to cover it up with darker color. Next, take a damp brush and lift all the excess colors from the masking tape or the sides of the paper. If you leave it as it is, it might create some back-end. Could even use the same brush or switch to slightly thinner brush. This is size eight round brush. That was size six brush. Okay, so now and take cobalt blue, mix it with the, with the same color and a bit of orange. I have added only about 10% of yellow or orange color. Blessed is all blue. So I'm color is still glue. Will apply this on the mountain area. If you're not sure about the color mixing, then you could directly use cobalt blue. Now let's paint the reflection as well. Try to create the same shape as that of the mountain. Note that I'm not mixing blue and yellow here. If you mix it, you will end up getting a greenish color in the sky. So next time, this is raw. Umber. I loved playing around the horizon area. You could also go with any other brown color, like burnt sienna, Oregon, Dumbo. There is no restriction. This depicts the line near the horizon area. Alright, so next let's take indigo, Payne's gray. Any color will do. In the book. Let's add some trees here. At this point I'm simply adding some vertical lines. Make sure you're repeating the same in the reflection part as well. Try to replicate the similar height. Also, your brush should not have too much of paint. Just the right amount of paint in your brush will create such kind of four trees. Now I'm applying some overlapping brushstrokes. Your trees and mountains need not be exactly same as mine. Feel free to paint your own style of trees. It is your way of expressing the art. Alright, so we will stop this video and move on to our foreground element, which is the riverbank area. So I'll simply spray some water here just to make sure that my paper is damp and not dry. Next, I'll take bonds here now and paint over here in the foreground area. This is the part that it will bank, like I said, paint this with Montana or any brown that you already have. Next to adult sense of depth in this area, I'll be adding a slightly darker color. So mixed Payne's gray with brown. Here. I don't want this hairy texture. So I'm going to tilt my board in different direction. And after this step, I'm going to dry it using my hairdryer. I've been trying the paper to about 40 to 50% and then we'll stop in the mid way. Okay, so let's stop here. The paper is about 40, 50% dry. Now I'm going to splatter some water on this damp area. You can see these blooms being formed. Right? Let us draw it again fully. Alright, the paper looks dry. Now. Let's move on to add some further elements in the painting. So here, to add some depth in this part, I think some darker brown lines here and dabbing it with my finger so that it is not very prominent. Just blend it with the background. Next, I'll mix black color. You could take any darker color you have. And with this mix, let us paint the foreground trees. I'm using wet on dry technique for this, meaning I'm painting on dry paper. So for this part, I'm going to just dab some color like this so that the tree gets blended. Well, let me show you the closer view. Here. I've added the trunk of the tree and we'll add some more branches. And painting very tiny lines. We can form the branches into multiple fraud. Paint the branches in any direction you want, keep it very irregular. The thickness of the branches depends on the pressure you apply by painting. Suppose you apply more pressure, your lines are going to be thicker. And when you apply lighter, very least pleasure, you're going to get very thinner lines. So keep that in mind. I can also use a fine liner brush. For the basic skeleton. I have used my size eight brush. And now for the tiny lines, tiny tweaks on the trees, I'm going to use this fine liner brush. It really helps me to create thinner lines. You could keep it minimal or add a lot of branches. It's up to you. Relax some overlapping branches. This will make it appear organic. All right, Now let's take some brown color and we'll add some tiny lines. This will add a sort of character to the grasses. You could even add simple grass blades. So here I'll place my brush against the paper horizontally and spread the paint really create a sort of textured effect in the painting. I will repeat the same step in the Verizon part as well. When you have a balance of lighter and darker color, the painting will appear harmonious. No. No, I'm a board. Just one board. Seems like the bird is flying away from this tree. You can add more words if you want. All right, Then you're done with the spending. Remove the masking tape. They do go. This is how our painting looks like. I hope you enjoyed painting this with me. Don't share your projects under the Projects can be. 9. Day 4 Project: Welcome to day four of this class. Today we are going to paint this artwork. So let us begin. So let us taped down the people first applying masking tape on all the sides and making sure that the paper is tightly sealed. Now new finger over the end just to make sure it is sealed properly. To start by sketching. So somewhere in the lower half, I'm going to mark the horizon line about this as the sky and below is the water. Next I'm going to wet the paper using my what does prayer. Next. I'm using a small brush to spread the water that I have just played. Make sure you're applying even coat of water. There shouldn't be any water puddles or dry areas in the paper has to be equally weight throughout the surface. Play generous amount of water. Keep running your brush for some time until the paper absorbs the water. Even if you're playing one single coat of water. But chances are that it might dry very fast. So a blank 234, so four dark, so that it remains for a longer duration. Next, I'm going to take a cooler green shade. So I have forest green. You could also use 3D in hue or any cooler green that you have. But before that, let me paint a minimal looking Skype. I take another brush and simply apply some diluted payne's gray color in the sky and in the water area. I forgot this step in the beginning. So I don't want to waste that green color in my brush. That's why I'm using another brush here. Apply some simple brushstrokes depicting a minimum looking sky. I want these areas to be white itself. Coming back to the green color. I'll be painting the distant mountains and pull the colors down. I want to create a sort of misty effect in the background. Here for the reflection part, I don't want the exact same reflection. So I'll be painting the distorted shapes using horizontal lines. Next time take very diluted version of this. I'm paying the distant mountain which is further away from the previous mountains. Wipe off all the paint and create a diluted appearance. Next, we will take concentrated green color and paint on the top of this mountain areas. This will depict the trees and the lower areas will depict them as teapot. Next, I'm gonna place masking tape under my paper to have a slight delete while painting. Lifting the colors from this part, right? You ablated FPR and this will make it appear as though there is some missed in the bottom area near the horizon. Okay. So now this is the horizon area. So your brown color. I'm using burnt umber and diluted to midtone consistency. This really depict the land near the horizon. Next, let us add some more darker colors in the reflection part. These are the distorted reflection in the water. Next, I'm going to mix a very darker green color. So for that I will take the same green, forest green, and Payne's Gray plus burnt umber. So I'll mix these three colors together to form a very darker color. You could also make so black if you want. So now the paper is almost 60, 70% dry. Here on this time period, I'm going to paint the trees. These are pine trees. And since the paper is almost damp and about to dry, we might get some hard edges in some of the places. But that's okay. We're not looking to create or soft or blurrier trees, your paint the trees in a very irregular way. Don't try to achieve any symmetry or uniformity that will make it inorganic. So we are trying to achieve a kind of organic look in the trees we paint. So keep that in mind. So once I have added, although it isn't foliage, I'm going to add the tongue, but you could either draw the trunk first and then the branches, or the branches first. It is up to you, whatever is comfortable to you. You can go ahead with that. Reminding trees of different heights here. This will bring about a sense of harmony in the painting. I'm adding the partially visible branches of the trees. I don't want to say do I add some vertical lines depicting the trees in the background? Next, I'm going to take my fine liner brush and some burnt umber. I load my brush with this paint colors and next I'll dab it with my fingertip. Spread it with my act as though soil or the debris near this area in doesn't have to look exactly like this. I'm just trying to fill up the space. Next, I'm adding some darker underline that on this idea and the bottom part. So there is no fixed number of trees that you have to paint. You can add as many trees you want. It's up to you. Next, let us paint the reflection of these trees. I'm not going to create the exact same shapes in the reflection. We will be painting it in distorted shapes. Like there's some movement in the water. You might already know how to create Stillwater reflection and how to add a sense of movement in the water. Here, I'm simply painting some zigzaggy lines depicting the reflection. Next, I will take black and I along the horizon line. This is the area where the water touches the soil. So it appears darker. If you're someone who doesn't like to use black color, then you could mix burnt umber and Payne's gray that will also appear black. Next, let us being the birds in the sky. Next, I'll paint some words when bluish color. This will add a sense of distance in the painting. The foreground yard. Let's add some blue. I have some wobbly and zigzaggy lines to depict a sense of movement in the water. Now, I'm going to add some bare and dry trees. This will be an optional step. You can only do it if you'd like. Otherwise, you can skip it. Let's also add some reflection in the water. Right? We are done with this session. Let us remove the masking tape. So this is how the building looks. Same time. I hope you liked it. Moshe, your class project with me. Another project, gallery. 10. Outro - Thank you!!: Hi again. Thank you so much for joining my class. I hope you had fun learning and being thing along with me. Do share your projects in the projects gallery. And if you like my class, please do share your review or feedback in the review section. That would really mean a lot to me. And your support really means a lot to me. Thank you once again. I'll see you in my next class. Until then. Bye bye.