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Spring Inspired - 5 Watercolor Paintings

teacher avatar Dhritikana Nath, Watercolor Artist and Instructor

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Lessons in This Class

    • 1.



    • 2.

      Materials Required


    • 3.

      Wild Flower Meadow


    • 4.

      Bougainvillea Flowers


    • 5.

      Tulip Fields


    • 6.

      A Small Cabin


    • 7.

      Lavendar Fields


    • 8.



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About This Class

Its already Spring and I have a Spring Inspired - 5 Watercolor Painting Class for you. This class is inspired from all the colors of spring and we will be traveling from our own house to different places to get a feel of Spring.

Overall there are 5 paintings including one bonus lesson. You do not need any watercolor skills for painting these, just a few recommendations:

  • Arches 300gsm Watercolor Paper recommended, 100%cotton, Acid Free.
  • Watercolors - Artist Grade, few preferred brands - White Nights, Sennelier, Winsor & Newton
  • Brushes - Anything which is available
  • Try watching the class at any speed once (may be 2x) and then painting along with me at a normal speed
  • All the paintings are realtime.
  • Requesting you to watch it on a bigger screen it would help you to understand the strokes & colors better.
  • Music - Evanto Elements (Copyright free audio)

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Dhritikana Nath

Watercolor Artist and Instructor

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Hello All, I am Dhritikana Nath an artist, instructor, educator & entrepreneur from Delhi, India.

I am the founder of VibrantParcels where we make hand bound sketchbooks, brush-roll, pouches etc. This is a fairly new initiative as I was searching for good sketchbooks and it was not available readily in the market so just thought to make something of my own. Then wanted to cater to the greater needs of creatives and added brush-roll & Pouches.

I have a monthly membership on Patreon where I teach more about light & shade, landscapes, urban sketching, travelling etc.

I am a strong believer of the idea that anyone can paint if you put an honest effort and for excelling in painting there are only 2 rules practice and frequency of painting. I did start my journey... See full profile

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1. Introduction: As the spring season has arrived, the temperature is rising. There are new leaves on the trees. The birds are chirping, flowers are blossoming, and animals are breeding. I see this season as a season of love, rebirth, rejuvenation and new beginnings. To mark the season, I have got a glass for you, which will help you to relax and meditate with watercolors. Hey guys, I am with the guarana. Then artist instructors go share, detour our mother and our brand educator for Winsor and Newton. Many of you might already know me, handle the people who are joining me for the first time, I go by the name watercolor, illustration dot Lego on Instagram, most of my artwork send displayed over there. I will ask you to make a goal beverage, sit by her balcony and enjoy the beautiful bougainvillea flowers by bringing it to life on a piece of paper. Walk through the wild meadows in the forest, and enjoy the tulip gardens somewhere in Europe. Finally, can join a scientist meal with your family, somewhere in the subcu or beach. To pink, these spring inspired paintings, you don't need any prior knowledge. Pen, watercolors. You will walk through all the supplies and all the videos are Realtime so that you can paint along with me, as well as good as suitable for any level of artist. The projects are exclusive of each other or organized in an increasing level of difficulty, as well as broken down into simple steps of 15 to 20 minutes each, so that each of these fainting can fit into your physician deal. So grab your art supplies and let's send Toronto spring this season with watercolors. 2. Materials Required: Let's start with all the materials required which may need for completing all of these for spring inspired thing, thanks. The stock with the Arches, 300 GSM asset free, cold press paper, cold press paper usually has called 2D like this. Let's walk through all the brushes, which unique, this is a wash brush. You can have any kind of wash brush of your choice. I'm using R3 by four-inch has gone up brush, you can go for any other flat brushes like these. Then I have four rows maybe brush, this is fine. Rigger brush, which I'm using, has got a size six optimal brush. Silver black velvet brush, that is my size 4 and size it from the brush perspective. This is it which we need for completing all of these paintings. Then I have a monograph pencil. You can move for any pencil, quite any brushes that is available with you. And it is one scale are one inch tip as well as an half an inch deep. Colors? Yes. You can mix and match all the colors. I have colors from different brands, Winsor and Newton, then White Nights, Daniel Smith, All effect. Like majorly, I would be using box from Winsor and Newton. It has got Dwayne before followers as well as I have added one or two extra sheets into it. How white wash for padding in kind of highlights for details. Two jars of water is very handy. One jar for picking up any of the colors or whatever you do mistakes, angle seconds are for washing your brushes. On risky tissue, really handy with gossip. Tissues are always a lifesaver. If you want to pick up any dollars, if you want to actually take off or wipe off your brushes. Issues are really handy in that way. That's all from the supplier's perspective. I will let you know all the colors which you need to use in the ritually in each of these spring inspired paintings. 3. Wild Flower Meadow: Let's have a look at all the colors which we will be using for completing this painting. The lemon, yellow, yellow, green, sap green. When I came from French ultramarine, blue, Winsor orange, I'm Forrest screen. We will be going through a lot of techniques and each of these paintings we'll cover some beautiful techniques like salt, wet on wet, wet on dry. But through each of the paintings only, you will be learning each of these techniques. It's not that we have a different technique section to understand the techniques head, so just let off go all your fears and jump off with the first lesson. We are on to our Posts painting for the spring season. In spring weather usually the temperature rises and it becomes more warmer. Crease begins to grow their leaves, plants and flowers and young animals such as chickens and the lamps I usually bond. So this is one of the most positive season that you can look forward to. And I am always very happy whenever I think about the spring season. Finally, the window does all word this normal is gone and the weekend actually look up to life in a very, very positively. We will start this painting. I did already taped down my Paypal. It's a one-inch tape which I have used. I am going ahead and first adding water on the whole of the papal. This is across swatch, which I have done. I would be using majorly three to four colors. Now, this is a mix-and-match of colors which I would be doing. There are majorly four columns which I will be using the left-hand side, this completely cobalt blue, which I did apply first, Dennis, my yellow blue. After that, I have my ultramarine kids, the French ultramarine color. And the last one is the ocean blue, Prussian blue. I would be applying only towards the top area. Dress. All the colors I could be applying throughout though. Fiery off the painting. Just stay along. And this is going to be on very simple vaccine 20 minute exercise, which we are going except the drying time which you need for this painting. And I can tell you it's going to rain that fell. Sing that song of the birds for you. Yes. I think this is one of the most beautiful paintings which I did attempt for this spring season. I hope it also actually touches your heart the way it did touched my heart. So I am adding some more ultramarine now onto my paper. Few of the areas so will be lighter and values while you come down towards the bottom area, it would be more. Lighter in value, 70% of the people they will be adding the blue rest, 30 percent of the paper you will have more of the yellow and green. Yellow looks very implied that span of the reason I have chosen yellow flowers. Adding some more cobalt blue towards the bottom of the sky area. It is a very, very light value which I have added some more water to make the colors look a bit dilute on the papal. That's how you go about painting the spot. You can always pick up the colors. Just take it off with the head of your damp brush, then you can wash it in the jar of water. I have specifically shown you how I have placed my char, how I have placed my palette. Everything on the right compared to engage, you are left-handed person. You will place everything on the left-hand start your painting. Other right, that's easier to actually manage and handle. And hence, I always tell you usually the best practices which can be followed while you paint this beautiful springtime season. Paintings. Along with it, you need to start applying this Sennelier yellow. Now, this Sennelier yellow is any kind of yellow which you can get on the palette. I particularly love this yellow because it is really very bright and beautiful. That one of the reason I have applied it on the paper right now you will see that I am varying the intensity, or you can say the values of the yellow color in few places. Some of the places are deeper and values, whereas some of the places are lighter in values. I am picking up a color of green with the help of my silver black velvet brush, you can use any green that is available on your palette. And using my bright yellow green, some forest green, and one more darker shade or CRE, about which I have told you in the beginning. It is basically Taylor Green Light, the bark. You do not need to own all of this column, whatever is available on your palette, just go ahead with those colors. You can choose yellow, green if you do not have this bright yellow green available on your ballot, so choose whatever is available and start painting with it. Throughout all my classes, I have always told the ultimate intent is to pin the probe beautiful painting. And seriously, you should not think about the outcome which you get on the paper. That's Paul should always be the approach. I can tell you you will never be disheartened that way. Secondly, the more you paint the molecule will understand about the paper paints, pigments. Watercolors and how they behave on the paper altogether, how much water you should apply to get a particular effect. What kind of sort technique you can use, the Ruby using some sort for this painting too. But I'm just saying that you can discover so much more. And in watercolors you will have a few happy accidents, which practically can't be ignored hand side. You have to make peace with it and be happy with that. I think I am happy the way I have added some small, small lines with the green. This is a wet on wet technique which I'm doing right now. I have taken some amount of forest green on my brush from Rosemary. This is the script liner brush which I am using and I am adding the colors like yellow then my dark green to make it look very soft. Whenever you are working wet on wet to you, our approach will be really soft and nice. Now I am adding some amount of table salt on my paper only in few of the ideas which are majorly in green. I'm going towards the top of the papal where have painted my clouds and adding some more salt. Once your paper is dry, you will see some beautiful effects where the salt has actually displaced your colors and you will get some effect. What you currently also want the paper. I think this is one of the very pretty affects which usually I have observed in many of the paintings which I have done. I hope you do fall in love with using table salt. And now let's go ahead and hide some flowers. How do I think these flowers just make two petals of a flower? One would be a big battle, and one would be a smaller petals. And start adding the colors. Once you are done with the sketching part, the sketching is going to be really simple, as I have told you. And there would be seven to eight flowers, which I will be showing. Rest of the flowers are in the background and we do not want to became each and everything in the painting. That's so one of the aspects. So where you can always look into not to detail a fleeting which you observe. A few things loose and simple. Keeping it loose actually makes your watercolor look more life and beautiful. For painting my petals, I will be using majorly three colors. And now one is my quinacridone, gold, then my orange. This is the Winsor orange, which I have whatever orange you have available with you, you can go ahead and use stack. And next distal Guan sienna. If you do not have quinacridone, gold, use burnt sienna. I will show you how the effect comes with quinacridone, gold, as well as spent burnt sienna. It is not much of a difference. Hence, they can be used. For whatever availability is there with you guys. I'm using the tip of my SCADA optimal brush. I hope that if you are having this kind of brush, go ahead and use it. In case you do not have this kind of a brush, use a small brush to add this orange follow and then blended. This is the headquarter optimal size six brush? Yes, even size six has a beautiful tip. If you see now, I am going ahead and adding some darker values with the bond sienna, which I did pick up on the brush and blending it with some clean water. Once I did blended with some clean water, I go ahead and start painting the stem which holds these flowers. And then we will even go ahead and paint some buds because usually there will be floods as well as there will be flowers. Hence, you cannot ignore these small, small aspects which form the complete nature. It would be an even, it will have some kind of randomness. That's everything about nature. And we should love what we observe. Ideally love to observe nature and then go ahead. In the similar way you absolve me painting, sometimes there will be two buds, sometimes there will be one, but it all depends on how you want to paint it. I love to add that randomness and that natural aspect to painting meadows or to any kind of painting that I do for mine. Nature inspired paintings, sign keeping thing, these small, smaller branches as well as smart small leaves. While you paint these leaves and grasses, make sure that you apply more pressure on your brush, which would give a tickle strokes. And while you go very light with your brush, you will see that you'll get thinner strokes with the tip of your brush. I'm going absolutely perpendicular and few of the places, and in few of the places I am going ahead and using the thicker stroke. So it has to be a mix-and-match of how your brushstrokes work. Hence, just keep painting wherever you want to add this, these branches, grasses, but do make sure that you are not overdoing. We want to keep the effect Dr. Salt, which you see in the background and somehow your foreground under detail should not overshadow it completely. As we move forward, you will absorb that. I would be detailing more of the flowers because we are now actually left with only the detailing part. Most often background as well as the loose techniques have already being done. The flowers, which I am painting, is usually in three different colors, as I have told you. It can be quinacridone, gold, orange, Hank, you're bugged, sienna. If you do not have that went up, put on gold. I have used all of these three colors. You can go ahead and only use two of them. Orange actually is really bright and vibrant. That's the reason I have used orange in this case. And I'm going absolutely random while I'm painting these florals. Just going over the yellow spots which I have and I have made to scoop petaled flowers which are showing in our direction. That's it. I think that should be quite easy. And I've tried to kept each and everything very, very simple so that you can understand it pretty easily. Everything is real time. You can watch me and paint along as well as you can do one more step that is watching it full-stack, Dweck speed or any speed of your choice. And then start painting along with me. That would actually help you to get an edge over how you proceed in your class. Once you are done, produce flowers, I think, or you can have a final look at your painting. The important aspect while you paint these flowers is just knowing where to stop. Stopping is really important. You need to stop at a particular place are you can see how after you have done a specific number of flowers, a2, ten, or 1215, I don't think that there is any further requirement of adding any more florals onto this painting. Because we're going to keep it loose and really simple, as I've already told you. It's completely beginner friendly. Anyone who is new to watercolors can also add them to us and I'm pretty sure about it. You would be in a position to nail it. Only important aspect of watercolor, which we do not understand as a beginner is the watercolor paper. Many of you have told me we are using or 300 years and paper. Why I'm not getting the exact effect which I absorbed on the paper or pitcher absorbed that teachers getting. One of my ask is always that would give you actually take a 100 percent gotten people and mostly dad citizen, no, 100 percent cotton people is really important and it should be acid free. In case you are going with 300 GSM people, which is 25 percent cotton, it might not give you the exact effect which you absorbed. Secondly, there are different kinds of people available in the market. You can go with any kind of artist grade paper back with dark arches as one of the most expensive paper that is available in the market. And he gives the best effect. But having said that, I know as Wagner's, we do not want to spend so much hips. You can always go for coffee journals or handmade journals. Then you can even go for handmade paypal. Always know carton Paypal can be used on both sides. At the end of this, while we actually look into the conclusion part, I will show you how I have used both the sides of the paper for my paintings of his spring season. It was so important for me to use both the sides because I, myself as a teacher, know how expensive are these papers and using both the sides actually helps us to attain economies of scale. I might not like the painting which I have done on one of the sides and the next one I might like. So always, always it is important to keep a sketchbook. Sketchbook actually helps us to lose water science. If you do not have a sketchbook or a 100 percent cotton paper, use both the sides of cotton paper if you want, like on one of the sites that paintings use the other side and I'm pretty sure about it, that you will attain the economies of scale. I have linked talking through them. Well, now comes the fun part. Better equal P splattering. Colors. Take some color, are just pick up some color on your brush and then just tap it with the help of your finger and you will get these kind of splatters. I'm so happy to see it plus time they did with my yellow, then I did it with my forest green. Now I'm going ahead and doing it with my white. The whole of the painting actually looks so lively now. I am pretty happy with how it has turned out. And go ahead and add some more white lines. This is using the tip of your brush. I have my size six brush and it has got a beautiful and nice tip, which I am using to add the small, small lines. They look like some of the grasses and the bushes. It is basically a kind of highlight which you add King told them meadows. You can even ignore this check in case you do not have any kind of white quash available with you. Or arrows, go with your postal colors, post two colors also have that capacity. And that opacity really works well. Another option is to go ahead and use your white acrylic. Taught that's not the best option. And I would not suggest that much, but many of you have told me that have used took in the past and you were pretty happy about it. I have not used to it and I will not be in a position to actually see if that's a good option or not. Still, you can see and try because it is very, very less heat dome. So the amount we are using for the white quash. So I think still you can do it. Remove the tape at an angle and help a final look at your painting? Yes. We are done. 4. Bougainvillea Flowers: This is the second painting for today, and we are going to discuss all the colors which you need for completing the painting capacitors read palette then is of peach color or you can even go for print. So orange for OO, bond, sienna, red. When I came round, sap green, forestry, all these colors you might not use equally. Like for string can be re, well-prepared if you have sap green mix up some amount of Prussian blue in it and you can get a color close to it. So always so experiment with your colors, pick and choose your colors, mix your colors, and try to get the best out of it. You do not need to want all the colors on your palette. Just go with whatever is available and start painting. This spring inspired bougainvillea flowers. I would have loved to place this bougainvillea lesson as the first one. Because everyone loves to have or D by the garden or in the balcony where they can see the flowers blossoming. But the point is that this lesson was not a very simple one. And hence, I have pasted as the second lesson, as I always try to actually organize my lessons in an increasing order of difficulty. That's one of the reasons you can find it as the second one, but not the matter. I mean, you can go ahead and take this one as the first step. You want R0 so you can go ahead with the wildflower meadow and then at them, this one as the second one, I would always leave it up to you. We will start by painting a few of the branches of the bougainvillea flower and sit, then we will just start applying the water. It's an even coat of water on Whole Lotta place, there is no space which I will keep empty. There would be a swatch that is from top to bottom as well as from left to right. There is an even swatch. Only when you actually go ahead and do across swatch. What do I usually mean by crossmatch? You will go from top to bottom as well as longer have to right and bottom to top as well as from right to left. That's how you go about it. Now, these toddlers are very simple. Do not go with the name of the color. I would request you. This is the one most important aspect of the painting. Never think that you cannot paint based on the color pattern or based on the available brushes, based on the available people. Just go with the flow, give your mindset or break and think that, of course, I'm here to learn a particular technique or a year to just produce one of the paintings today. And that's all I'm loaning or not, you are to actually make a masterpiece. In the process, if you get a masterpiece, of course, you can take it home or place it on your wall, gift it to your friend, whatever you feel like you can do with it. Go with any pink color that is available with you, will not go by the name of the color. I'm using pencil and Newton, professional paint. You can even go ahead with the Cotman or you can go ahead with any other colors like Magellan mission, goal, or else if you have vanguard available with you, you can also go with senior leaders. I would say Anything that is available. Go ahead with that. I'm taking some yellow green on my brush and then I am applying it on the people. You can also go ahead and take this yellow green arrows. You can also go ahead with the Eulerian or sap green. Again, there is no hard and fast rule of applying any kind of paints on your people, go with whatever you like. It is. Absolutely lose that I'm applying. Today. The main motive of doing this painting is to let your creativity flow. There is no hard and fast rule of applying the colors in a particular pattern. We will go with a mix and match. Just not overdo any space and leave some white spaces. It would really make the painting look nice once you ended that, all would be my request goal with can you create a flow? Let your creative juices come out and just think that I need to go ahead and apply some colors randomly on a piece of paper. That's all, I would say this painting is all about. People even apply some sort for this area. And then you will see how I go ahead and apply my salt. Salt is a very good ingredient. I would say just the way it is for your cookie. It's in the same way. It's a very good ingredient for your painting. Yes guys. It might sound odd, but that's the truth. You will see how it works. I am applying some amount of darker shade of green. You can also mix some Prussian blue with your sap green, and you will get a green just the way you absorb on the paper right now, you are seeing a top-down approach. And that's one of the reason I would request you to watch the sludge on a bigger screen because green is always good. As you will get a clear view or poem applying my beliefs. I have covered most of the areas with different shade of green content. You will see some of the ideas are still there in white. So make sure that you also paint in a similar way. Of course, I have not defined any rules for your painting and that's what makes this painting more interesting. Go head with some amount of table salt and sprinkle it on the paper. You have to see it on a bigger screen to know exactly where I'm sprinkling, but you can always see my hand. And understand where the salt is falling. It's so very simple of course. Again, you will observe that there is only few areas where I have actually allowed my salt to concentrate more and rest of the areas I have left it. As is. Go ahead and start painting some branches in the areas which are already dried. Don't try to paint over the areas which are wet. You can, of course, paint a few of the areas which are wet. But again, you have to make sure that it's not too wet. If it is too wet, again, the column will become a balloon. It would not be a straight line, RPO, go V line. The way we want to get for our branches. I will very soon show you exactly how I am painting my branches through close up view, so do not worry. But in the meanwhile, you will see that we have started actually getting those effects of salt. And this has started looking more pretty and now it would not be a simple painting anymore. It would give you 30 quite effects and texture. Farther plants, branches, bushes. With that, you are also painting that really simple dots. One aspect which you need to always keep in mind while you paint. How to paint? Simple. Yes. Painting difficult, of course, is very easy choice. I would say it would take you Rs and it will actually not be the best thing to do if you are working or if you have lot of engagements on your RNA. If you have a family to look after. And that's where these kind of simple, easy as well as quick paintings come to our rescue. I didn't let my paper dry first. And then now I am going ahead and giving you a closer look of how I paint my branches. I go really slow with my eyes caught a size six brush. I have taken some Van Dyke brown on my palette. You can go with any other brown that is available with you. It can be or dark shade of any kind of brown, like red-brown part. It can be CPR, whatever is available on your palette. I always say this and I repeatedly continue saying that you don't need to buy any new supplies for any of the painting. If you are not getting a darker color mix some of your blue with your burnt sienna and you will get a dark brown kind of a mix which can be seriously used as Van Dyke brown or as a darker shade of brown. Redrafted purchasing Carlos force, try to mix and match what you have available on your palette. And they're normally go with any time of purchase. This easy technique to draw your branches originated from any darker place of cream which you see on the people. And then just make one, not two lines which are continuously adding onto that one single line of the branch. That's how you go about adding your branches. Few of the branches and the background which we added was when our watery mix of this whole painting was available. Or you can say you're, the paper was wet enough to actually add on for some of your paints. And that is your band Nike round for your branches and that's it. Go head and keeping your branches just make the branches more thinner as you progress towards the left side of the corner because our branches are originating from the right. And as you go towards the left, they would pick up thinner and smaller. More of the flowers will be seen though the flowers and again, loose and simple. And that's one of the reason I am not emphasizing much on how you paint your flowers. We are going to hide on some loose florals, but that loose florals again would be adding few drops and some of the brush strokes here and there. I'm not going to complicate the subject much because let's keep it simple. We have more complex IV coming up later. Do not worry. Again, I am your you can always go ahead and follow the instruction as well as see this painting much more in detail. If you really want to understand it more, I would request you to watch it at any speed of your choice initially and then go ahead and paint that. I usually do work for any of my classes which I take or any of the videos which I watch, that really helps me to understand and better. It's not that I do not take any of the classes. I also love to understand more about how to edit your videos, how to work on different aspects of other mediums. So, yes, there is no end to learning, as I see. It's important even for the teachers to keep learning. Take some carmine or you can say red-violet on your brush and start adding it as your bougainvillea flowers. Now this is a very simple low stroke. You will see I would be using more of the tip of my brush as well as apply some pressure and few of the areas. That's how we will go about it. I would even apply some of my violet. You can go for it any valid that is available, but you, either it be bright ballot or either it be any of the violet color that is available on your banner. There is no hard and fast rule of using any particular vendor or any of those colors. Whether flows start applying it in few of the areas where you see the pink as well as some of the green areas. Guess some of the green areas might not be in a position to actually reflect the Kahlo. So I tried to go ahead with the spacers which are already available in pink or you can say which are there in the light orange shade and have one ahead with or when suit on and you can go with cadmium orange or any other orange type is available on your palette in case there is no orange available, Just make some of your yellow with your red and you will get o symbol orange, more yellow will make it a lighter orange. Whereas if you go with the red shade more hands, it will become more darker and towards the red color compared to more of the orange or the light, permanent yellow kind of fishy. So I leave it up to you how you want to do it. I'm going ahead and I've picked up some of my bright violet color on my brush and started applying it on the paper. I am going just with a very simple and loose stroke is kept flying it and few off ADRs which guided or repaint and pink going over it. And some of the areas you will see will become like a blue because water, or you can say pink color is already there and hence, it is making even the bright violet color, blue over there. And some more branches if you want, as I'm going ahead and doing it right now, there is no hard and fast rule of adding branches. Just make sure that you're not overdoing at any place. That's still only thing which I would ask you to keep in mind. Pick some of your white quash honor, as SCADA size six brush. I'm using a size six brush because it has a nice step back. You can go head with any fine liner brush or any script liner brush. Orals, any kind of size one, size two, size 0 brush. For adding these kind of highlights onto your paper. Highlights look really beautiful while you keeping things. But again, it's up to you. If you have white quash available, you can use whitewash or else go ahead with any other color that is opaque in nature, like your post two colors. Or you can even go ahead with some of your Jelly Roll pen if you have data available with you. Yes, I'm giving you options what can be used for bad debt? Again, it is up to you what you want to use. So go with that. I always love to use the white quash by Winsor and Newton and I have been using it pretty regularly would then my reach for all of my printed because we have it available in India. I am not sure how much it is available in all the other countries. Hence, c, whatever is there and available. Go ahead, but that I am splattering some of my white quash on my paper. And you can even absorb those beautiful sort techniques in the background. That's why I say salt is big ingredient. Yes, add some amount of lavender color on your paper. Again, those strokes, there is no hard and fast rule of applying these colors. I have made it absolutely loosened simple for you guys. You don't need to think much. Just go with the flow. Let your creative juices flowing. As I always say. I hope you would be happy with the final outcome of this painting. Right now, I am at a stage where I feel that we are close to being done. This is the time you should absorb that. Do you really want to add a new more confidence like branches or leaves? Or you can say some of your flowers, loose flowers or first. Or you want to just handed now and not let your RP become more overcrowded. Um, yes. That's where I always say that you need to keep in mind that we are going ahead and not overdoing that any place. Let it dry. And if you want to pick up some color, just a wee I'm doing right now. Go ahead with a damp, clean brush and then pick up the colors from the alias which is not dried up completely. And then just remove the tape. I think you would be happy with the outcome that you observe. I am Malcolm Knowles flattening some of my violet onto the paper and you will even see that I go by the same colors which I have applied on the people for even sparkling, either at bay, the whitewash which I have fused or the collar and like my violet. So just to own these plateaus, those colors, and then add some small, small drops. Or you can see some small, small dots of the white goulash on to a few of the areas and hence, that's it. You are done. Again. I do not want to over do it anymore, so let it dry. Just step aside half a cup of coffee, come back to your painting and I'm pretty sure about it, you will fall in love with it. Then was one of the painting from my sketchbook exercise especially did not like at first and I just talked to step back, have my cup of coffee, come back to it. Even if I don't like it at that time, I would say have a look at it after a few days, a few like it then. Of course it was a good painting. It's just the mood that did not fit in on that particular day. Hence, you did not like that painting. Everything is viewable. So go ahead and remove the tape at an angle, as I have already told you. And then see this crisp and my sketches which you get with the one institute. 5. Tulip Fields: Let us go through, although things which we need for completing the painting, it is red, violet, revenue yellow, red, quinacridone, gold poeple going syringe bonds, CNR carmine, the Nike brand stopping and forest green. Let's start painting our du look like and stuff. Now traveling to a place in Europe where we have the tulip fields. And this is the top big thing that we're going to do for the spring season. Then next painting would be cavemen and it would be by Assad who are beach. So I think that these two are one of the most interesting paintings which I did. And I will just ask you to let off, go all your fears and just come and paint along with me. I can tell you this too, where one of the most beautiful outcomes we had. The first two. Thanks. Read more about how you can actually paint loose. And rather than not think much, go with the flow, like your creative juices flowing high. And that's what we ended with, two beautiful outcomes. Whereas when we go now, it would be a mortgagor painting and it will not take too again, more than 20 to 25 minutes or maximum 30 minutes. Use your hair dryer. If you want to just drive the sheet quickly in case you have less time. But I always say that natural drying is the best. First dry dough, just make a simple line in between your sheet and it is basically to mark your horizon. I'm going to make a very, very small window. It is very, very traditional and it is going to be a very, very simple one. Don't again, get into the complexity of robotic and make it really simple. Info cone kind of a nature on the top and just make it like a hat. And then make three lines. One on the left, one on the top, and one on the right. Again, they are all slanting. So go ahead and do that. We will leave a bit of a space between the two. You look fields, hang the windmill, which we have. So make sure that you have that space and then start making these lines which will actually converge to one single point. This point can be within your painting, as I always say, or to Spain, point can be even outside your painting. Usually the spline does known as the vanishing point and you can actually draw in the similar way, why are towards the bottom area making it big? Ticker and broader. Whereas when you are going to goods the site, you have to make it thinner and smaller. So that's how you go about that. I think that's it. And then go with a flat brush. This is three by four inch as SCADA flood brush and I'm using it for hiding my water onto my clouds. You can go head with any wash brush that is available with you. Once you have applied the water, just bad driver area where you will be painting the windmill and then start applying though. Winsor and Newton, French ultramarine. We start from the top of the sky idea and then we will go in an uneven manner, leaving some white spaces in between because I want to paint the sky with some darker values to water, these taco values. Now, this taco value will be on mics off your bonds, CNOT, Oregon, cobalt blue, along with some of any other shaped like Payne's gray and Something like that. Orals, you can even use only two shapes, like your cobalt blue as well as your blind CNO or your French ultramarine and some amount of glands CNR to get her darker mix and then apply it in though water laden clouds. So go ahead and keep applying this color of your Winsor and Newton, you can list, go ahead and apply some darker values like you're approaching. Know, while you want to watch the top area, once you reach the lower half, just tried to make it a bit lighter in value compared to what you have applied earlier. Keep on climbing the colors, and that's how you would actually painted this cloud. It is, again, obey symbolic size. Don't think much, just apply the colors and make one approach datas to leave some white spaces. That's it. Now it's time to actually paying to quarter laden clouds are together. Either you can go with Payne's gray or you can go with the mics off your raw sienna and ultramarine ROC. You can use your cobalt blue as well as burnt sienna to get this darker mix. I would leave it up to you how you want to get it. You can even use indigo plus months sienna to get a darker mix. There are many ways in which you can actually paint or you can actually get all real dark mix of the color and then added for the clouds. Go ahead and use it as a shadow as well as. Always apply towards the bottom area of the whitespaces. That's how to go about it. As well as in some of the areas while you reach towards the bottom. Just make a few brush strokes and then I think you would be done. It's a very slanting of brush stroke and we will apply some pressure. And we will apply some pressure and deliver as you go towards the bottom media, you have clots will become smaller compared to while you are towards the top area? I think that so I want to let you know in this part rest, you have to make sure that you're painting actually has God feeling of that water laden thing. So do not hesitate while you apply the Docker makes because sometimes we want the colors to be really soft and subtle part do make sure that your color is going to go one shade lighter compared to what you see on the paper. And hence, you have to apply the colors that way. Go ahead and take some color of green. I can tell you any green is good. Go with the yellow, green, go with your sap green. Just Toby, I am adding right now. And for a few of the areas you have to go with a darker mix. So what you can do is go with indigo added on suffering that you have Horowitz, go with any other color like crocheting, go either with your sap green and you will get a documents once you've added into adopt mix, go ahead and add some yellow, green or towards the toffee via oral score with some offering to website copy. Anything that is available with you, any lighter shade, go with that and add it. Once you have added it, and just make sure that the colors look a bit distinct from each other. And that would actually help us to show the spectators that VR actually portraying nature. And while you want to show nature or display nature is very important that you go with the roundedness. Some of the colors would be darker and shapes, some of the colors would be lighter and shade. It would not be even color. And hence I'm going with some of my yellow and then adding something. Do make sure that you can always go with any color that is available on your palate. You do not see ST need all the colors. That is 24 color which we have seen or you have seen me using. It's just that if you have more sheets, it becomes a bit more easier. Rather than mixing and matching the colors you can go ahead and apply directly. That's the only thing rest. You can always use your color wheel. You'd refer back to the colors and painted. That's absolutely fine. Taking some yellow, green or you can even take some sap green and apply it towards the bottom media. The bottom area needs to be bit more darker compared to what you have or D applied, which is more of a yellow. And hence, that's how we will create textures onto the background area. Yes, we are not going to create a lot of texture for the background, nor we're going to create a lot of texture for the foreground. It's just that we are going to keep it simple, easy, yet interesting. That's the whole idea. I have always told you that simple painting actually goes really long way compared to if you complicated the painting a lot maximum word you should try to focus on us completing a painting within 30 minutes during a day. That actually would help you to get a lot more understanding as well as it will give you a lot of confidence with a daily practice. I can actually tell you that with their daily practice, you will be in more of a position to understand watercolors, its properties, understand how it completely works, as well as develop really good habit of painting on a regular basis. Those are the things which are really important. Since we are painting tulip fields, Europeans are of many colors. And first you have going with a yellow, and that is when a meal. Then towards the top, I'm applying some amount of my yellow ocher or you can even go for raw sienna, whatever is available with you. Then I am going ahead with red. You can go for any other color of your choice. Absolutely. But the yellow, I love to place my red, then some carmine, then some red violet. That's how I go about it. Or some purple. You can pick and choose your colors as you want to place it by the scholar choice or this color choice of colors is my own idea and how I place the colors one after another as they really look beautiful to the eyes of the spectator. And hence some, I go with this particular color scheme. You can pick and choose your colors, as I have told you, because still loops are of many colors and you can of course, add on whatever you feel or the color scheme that you have available on your palette. You can use that. Use a mix of Arlen and then add some amount of bread. That's what I am going ahead and doing the doorway here, orals, you can also add one of your other colors, give you Harvard, that is quinacridone gold. Now many of us do not want this Kahlo. That's why I have given you another option of what you can go ahead with then and some amount of yellow towards the sides because that is far away from us and we will not be in a position to differentiate it. Once you have added the yellow towards the top left corner, just go ahead and add some more carmine towards the right-hand corner. So you will see that I am applying one after the colors and they are of the similar kind of color. You are placing Carmine, can I please suggest me the Bobo? And with the car mine, I placed the red. And with the red, I pleased though, yellow or the orange. And that's how you can also keep placing the colors that will give a really beautiful effect whenever you are actually observing it. Once you have completed the painting, you will of course, see how it works out. But just letting you know right now, while you are going towards the far right or towards the far left, Don't worry, go ahead and add any color of your choice as they will not be visible much all these fields. And now I'm going ahead and adding some of my Prussian blue into my sap green and you will get a dark green color like this. This is always a trick that you do not need to own up all the colors, mix and match your colors. Yes, they might not be full. Well, the trick is to use Igor and analog this color scheme, which is basically they are next to each other on the color wheel or else go with the complimentary colors. They are directly opposite to each other on the color wheel. That's how you can select, mix and match your colors. Those are the simple, small, small things which I would like to always tell you. While you think. This is only the green color which I am applying, which is a bit broader. Again, while we are towards the bottom of the paper. And as we go towards the top, it becomes thinner. Hence, go ahead with this and continue working with the colors that is darker green compared to what you did earlier where we were working with the lighter shades. Now since it is a field and we want to show the field, there will be lines. And how do you show those lines? Of course, with the help of your green color, which is in-between. Now since this is lose and we do not want to add a lot of, you can say textures. I'm just adding one or two dots here and there too, while we are towards the bottom area of the green color, That's it. I'm not going to do much. You can even add some amount of white if you want one or two. You can say splatters you are and their oral some amount of splatter on your read as well as on your bubble with the help of the freshwater. Again, that would create some texture. So that's it. Now I'm going ahead with our dark mix, or you can say with a darker green. And just painting one of the areas which is there with my windmill, as well as with the background bushes go hand painted. And I'm using the backside of my liner brush to add some small, small lines. Sometimes this works, sometimes it doesn't work, It's absolutely okay. It depends upon the Sure. Or you can say the humidity of the paper. If you can displace your paints from the paper, that's absolutely fine with the back of your pressure. Few con, that's also okay. You do not need to do it always. You will see that I am adding some amount of splatters now with the help of my liner brush, what I usually do, I pick up the colors on my liner brush and then just dab it with my finger. That's one way of hiding this factors. You can also do it with the help of tapping it with another brush. I usually talk to you, these are just the ways you can do it. I'm really loving dog. Come see you see the stage at which it is right now. And you can only work on these green lines are you can see the green for the fields. When there is some amount of redness or humidity on your paper, don't keep on working. When you're humidity is no more there and the paper is completely dry, then you will not get the exact effects. While I am towards the top of the people, or you can say towards the top of the fields, near the horizon line. Now adding some amount of green lines. But again, they're very thin liner brush or you can use the tip of your size for our size six brush, whatever is available with you. Go ahead and add some splatters with your clean water. As I have told you earlier while you were towards the bottom, that would add texture to your foregrounds. And that's it. Then let's go ahead and pin 30 us to Octavia. Go ahead and add some darker values of the screen while your field of the tulip is touching the screen of the background area and make it more darker and value that would actually have to distinguish the field with the background area. That's how I do it and I put it that way. Again, I leave it up to you, how you walk around it. Then I'm blending it with the help of my blending brush with the background. Always know that it's important to blend your colors well, the better you can plan your colors, though, better would be your outcome. Go ahead and add some quinacridone gold onto your When middle area, though windmill area, of course will become lighter, buying it as two words there, right? And it would be darker while it is towards the left. You can also go ahead with your burnt sienna or raw sienna. Raw sienna will be something a bit more yellow or you can say close to yellow ocher. And I think some amount of burnt sienna towards the left will help you to make it darker and some of the light runs some of the ideas. That's how my outcome is right now, what you observe on the paper. Don't be in a rush to complete this painting. I'm telling you you will have a beautiful outcome once you've completed my only request to you guys. So while you do any watercolor painting is coastal, do not try to be in a hurry. If you go slow, you whooping a position to nail the painting status and nothing as such in terms of techniques or in terms of difficult painting that we are doing, we have to just be more observant and go head and keep on painting. That's it. Can't relax cookie, relax as well as feel that I do not need to complete the painting today itself. It can be completed in layers. If you do not have time, just complete half of it, come back to it and again, completed. I have really done this for many of my paintings and they have turned out really well. So don't worry about completing our bot thinking that all we need to finish this off today. It's for something like that. Whenever you have time, just take our 15, 20 minutes within two sessions, you will be in a position to finish this off. There will not be much of a difficulty. Time to add more details in the foreground and background, which means walking more wet on dry. So go ahead and do that canter details to your painting, which means being more grains to your background and some lines for your windmill. Do not worry, go ahead with your liner brush orals. You can also go ahead with your size one brush. If you were working with a bigger piece of paper for this painting, you can even go head with any other brush which is a bit bigger than this size two brush or size one brush size three, brush. The tip of that will be in a position to actually give you the effects are actually give you the details which I am right now telling you. I think that's how you keep working with 32 plot. And while we go towards the top of the windmill. I will make it a bit more lighter. Now, had this position, you will observe how I work with the tissue. The tissue is so handy when you are doing any kind of paintings. I always have wood visually available on my left hand. Wherever I come at a mistake, I just dab it off with. They have both my digital. It's practically a lifesaver to be frank. I am adding some amount of my Van Dyke brown to work, stepped up and then going ahead and adding quinacridone gold. You can always use your CML or your yellow ocher, whatever is available on your palate. Don't go with the colors, which I am saying. I will always give you an option as Fellowship. Or it might dip centroids, which I have been using for these number of years to get the required outcome. That's it. And I guess so we are close to being done. If you want now working on the painting, just row for any kind of details any further. Because incase you keep working on the painting now and you will actually lead to spoiling your painting. Yes. I always say this, that there is a time where you need to know that this painting is fairly complete and we are not going to add any further on it. I am adding some more lines where they have both my liner brush to show the windmill. And that's it. We will just add that and we're not going to do anything for her on this one. You need to also work it out in the similar way so that you do not end up working a lot more bad required by these tips and tricks will actually help you in all your future projects Seriously. Because I do whenever I learned, I learned mostly that what are the best practices that one of the other artist has been using, which can also help me to progress in my Journey. Journeys are always different as I see, but you can always reach the same destination with the head of the best practices which any of the other artists have been using till now. Go ahead and use your Jelly Roll pen that has some white to add any further highlights to your painting. Highlights is again, one thing which is up to you. You want to add that? Oh, you don't want to add it. I always say this, start dying. You do not need to do everything, or you do not need to follow everything or do or think. It's up to you what you want to take out of it and what you want to leave out the effect. I'm not really happy with the highlights. I'm, I'm might just end up blending and commitment background. That's absolutely okay. You can also do the same. Let's remove the tip at an angle and have a final look at our painting I'm pretty sure about advanced to remove the tape. You will be happy with the cross benches that we usually get and do make sure that you tape down your people really well, which I have already discussed. Initially. Taping down is very important aspect of your painting. If you can tape down your people well, you will get those crisp edges. Run your finger on top of the masking tape are you can see these washi tapes and then only start painting because you wanted to stick to the paper completely before you go ahead and start your painting. Ro stand might be some of the leaks from here and there, which will not give you the exact risk pages we were talking about. That's it. See you in the next lesson now. 6. A Small Cabin: This afford painting for today's class. And I will also give you a bonus lesson very soon. Colors are red, carmine, yellow, green tones, sienna sampling, Van Dyke brown composts blue, french ultramarine blue, Payne's gray, tailored turquoise, and forest green. This is our last painting for the spring season, but do not worry, I have a bonus lesson for you. That is going to be 1100 fields with the sunset. I can tell you that is the most beautiful painting I did out of these four paintings. And that is the fifth one. I seriously can't wait to show you exactly how beautiful it is you might have seen on the cover photo. So just wait for it. You will really get a heads up. I would be uploading it in the next week, Dan, you can attempt it. That's a very small painting, again, 19 to 20 minutes, and that's all you need. And it is going to be very, very pretty. I can tell you that. Let's first focus on correctly this one, I am making a horizon line now. Now this horizon is about 30 to 35 percent of the people. And then I am making two straight lines and go with any kind of lines of your choice. Just place your subject on bit towards the left. We never put our subject just in the middle. That has always been the case. So goal with that slow and just make your subjects towards the middle of the painting. And then you are good to go. I am making a small window, as you see. It is towards the right. Hi, we'll make some window panes. My always main focus is to paint simple. If you know, if you are painting any difficult subjects like brooches or buildings, just to go with the approach that how you can actually simplify it rather than making it more complex. If you can simplify your subject, I can tell you it wouldn't be very easy for you to actually succeed in any kind of journey that you are having, either P or watercolor journey. Or if you are working with acrylics or you're working with any other medium. I think simplicity works really good. Yes, we are not working with realism, at least with watercolors. What we are trying to achieve is quick paintings and regular practice exercise, which can help us to half of satisfying soul. And the end of the day, we have done something for ourselves. Yes, we all are working and I do understand that there are a lot of responsibilities that you guys full for, but along with it, you should do something for yourself. And that something is what I'm talking about right now. Go ahead and apply some water to watch the top area of the sky and then do across swatch, always do across vast. That is very, very important. Crossmatch will help you to have all even blending of colors, which you will actually have a look at once you apply the colors. Now this is going to be this guy. Style is going to be, again, very simple where we will be adding some ultramarine. So go ahead, apply though Watteau and 10 are the sky color. So do go slow while you are adding the water because we want to protect our keep it from allowing the sky to get into Berkeley. When we do note one that you can also mask out your cable. That's again an option which you can go with. I always do that. Whenever I am doing a bit more complex painting them, this one, it becomes really easy in that case, if you're masking there, yeah, you can simply go ahead and apply this guy and whatever way you want to. So that's another way you can work it out. I'm just giving you ideas how it can be worked out. Now, I am going ahead and adding some amount of chromatin and tailor blue. So I'm making a mix soap opera mane and tail blue and having it go with a knee flaw of beings. And there is no particular way of adding your paints, keeps some white spaces. And that's all. As I say, keep that in mind and rest. Everything is absolutely fine. To not worry, go with the flow. Let your creative juices flowing. Understand that there is only one subject while you come towards the bottom of the sky, ADL, coal-based up clouds are lighter or you get saved, they become lighter in value compared to what you see towards the top area. That's the only thing you can go head and keep in mind that everything I think will work out. So now you can apply some more darker values of your crummy. Always go with lighter values while you are working towards the initial phase. Or you can see whenever you are building up any of the areas, whether it be sky, whether Pk, then whether it be any subject that you want to pick as normally scheduled, you can work on layers or you'll get deep into these colors. Hence, you actually have more control and that way compared to if you go ahead with a darker value at the first school, there is no way you can return back. And that's one important aspect in watercolors, which I have always realized. There is very less chance in which you can return back. So it's important to wait, watch, and then only applying our colors. It's not the important thing to always go very quickly or just understand everything on one single day forward. The girl is, it takes ages for you to understand a particular medium and that's perfectly fine. Don't think much about that, Ben, I'm going to master this or anything like that. Now let's just paint some shadows. I am using some amount of my Sort of orange and I'm mixing it with my blue, which I have on the ballot. You can use any blue of your choice. And once you start, you will get some darker values like this. Just add a few dark clouds and some Octavius. That's it. We are looking forward to. Once this is done, let your atria dry completely. Once your area is dry, go ahead and paint your waters. Yes. I want your paper to be completely dry orals, there will be quality floor effect, which means that the water will flow from your see towards the sky. And that is one thing we do not want. I have added some amount of pople in few places while we were towards the horizon for the sky area. You can also editorials just the window with the darker shades. I would leave that up to you. I'm using the cobalt turquoise from Winsor and Newton. You can either use this color oral so you can even go ahead with compost blue, biomaterial mission. Good. I'm giving you both options. You can use any option orals, even you get using turquoise color that is available with you. They'll class also looks equally beautiful. If you do not have any of these fellows, go ahead with cobalt blue, or yellow, blue, anything will work. I will add some darker values of the same color. How do I enter Doppelgangers just change in density while who are two words to horizon. And you can add more water while loop come towards the bottom area as well as so you can use Taylor turquoise. So that is another Kahlo which you get in your semilunars. It can be close to any other turquoise follow with any other brand. So you can always pick and choose your colors. What Apple is available with you in case you don't have these followers forehead with that, you should not worry much about colors that you are using. More important is that the districts techniques, how we are working wet on wet. Those are the important aspects of any painting. I'm going ahead and making some lines with my fellow turquoise. Towards the right and towards the left. I'm just extending it with the help of my compost blue orals if you have used or the other option that I've told you from my Winsor and Newton, you can go with that as new one. There are lot of options available in different brands of colors. Most of these colors are artists, Great. So it has been said and Newton, professional grade colors or rows. You can even go ahead with Magellan Mission Gold or Silver failures, which are artists grade or don't go ahead with the student rate. As I always say, student grade have got a lot of fillers in it because of which it is not very suitable when you are working or really want to develop something with watercolors or 12, understand what the colors better, the effects that you get is not great. And. That's really important when we are interested in something we should invest, of course, in the good paper at slowly, steadily in the good things. I always see this paints is the most important aspect. But along with it, I would say slowly, steadily start investing in good-quality offers great things. I will keep adding my bed and along with my car, mine and my red violet theta, two different colors for different name that you have some time. So it is called a scholar tread taken me 100 send different types of lead status available. So do go by whatever is available on your palette and mix and match the colors by mixing and matching is very important when you mix and match, what happens is that you are optic doesn't look flat anymore. Whenever you are adding more than two colors, it just becomes more pleasing to the eyes of the spectator. That's how you should walk around. I am going ahead and hiding some more off my red violet into the gaping area. And once that is done, I will let my paint strive for the red area, then go ahead and add the other colors for it though. Roof loft. Okay. When asked for last so I need to even think the window no, window is open window, which means that it doesn't have any window shield or window panes or anything like that. And hence, you can see this C as well as the clouds from me. So we have to paint it with the colors that we did use for this guy has well, as for the sea. Go ahead and use your brush to blend it with the background. Blending is all very good technique. I would say it can help you walk in many of your paintings. Even the smart technique which you will observe can actually help you to create a great outcome. So do not worry, go ahead hand blender too well with your background. And then we will add some more greenery into what you will also how I go ahead and keep painting, as well as developing on a particular subject, flopping on a particular subject, creating the texture's working out individually, each and every subject in it, not focusing much on all the subject, focusing much on one single subject and lead to other subjects. Go ahead and walk around on their own. That's, that's how you should walk things out for yourself. You shall not. They'll keep on working on something again and again and again, or you just work for. Details on all these objects, whether in the sky, whether it be worked out yet not here to do or realistic printing or we're not here to show realism what they're yours to paint. Loose, simple, easy, and yet pleasing. Why you either greens, make sure that you go with a combination of the colors like first you add the yellow, green, then you aren't a sampling as well as after you're done with that, had some more forest green into it. You can use for a string, you can warped or daughters mix some amount of Prussian blue into your sap green and you can get a color which is closer to the forest creek, which you observe on the paper. So mixing and matching is very important. You can try it. But other kind of blues to what kind of green you get in that case, makes sure that you can get something similar and you're done. Now I am applying some amount of salt on few of the areas as you move towards the bottom where I have painted my bushes. And I will keep asking it for some places till it is dry. You will not be in a position to see exactly how your textures have come out. Always like, that is minimum. We need to give in terms of the time for getting or texture or don't go how it has worked out on paper. So give that amount of time, it's perfectly fine. I'm going ahead. Which some of my brown you can use your red brown if you have available on the Fallot corals, burnt sienna. And when I came from, that would be very pretty in terms of cavemen groove, which we will be painting. So I guess I'm pretty happy with how it has turned out. You can add some more darker values if you want. Heresies, continue adding some of the paints for the windows. As I have told you, it has to be even with the Kahlo which you absorbed in the background like your blues, as well as the sky color. So keep adding that. And then now we have to paint a few things in white. I will use white quash for painting those key ideas. Go ahead and match some tailored turquoise into the background of the sea. I'm using my liner brush to add it. You can also use a liner brush out of 10 brush to add these small, small waves. Our simple lines. And I will be even blending it in few of the areas wherever I feel that I don't need dark edges are you can say the hard edges which you call based closed-off when you paint to wet on dry? Yes. I loved the softness of wet on wet. That's one of the reason I did use a lot of wet on wet techniques where we were painting the whole of this part. I've done some more of these reports while I'm going on the left, you will observe that I did apply a flat wash of my water on top of the ocean area or the CAD which we already painted. And then I'm going ahead and adding some more. Row 2 acquires t-table. That's exactly the name of the column which I'm using from scenario. You can use turquoise color or any other greenish color of your choice. It's not important to use these particular shapes. It's so go ahead, whatever is available with you use that to paint it. I am again adding some more lines. For this case. These lines are for showing that ATP is made out of wood. And for the woods you will always get the fuel lines. I'm so happy, but so beautiful textures that have appeared on the papal. When you go towards the bottom right-hand corner, docker is for the bushes. I have started adding some process now for my foregrounds. And the full grants are really close to the eyes of the spectator. That's one of the reason you have to make it more detailed compared to anything else that APRs and the background. Keep adding these small, small lines with the help of your liner brush or any size one, size two brush. I have changed my brush to either size for our size 6, whatever is available with you, and then start adding these smaller, smaller details with the help of your sap green. I can also use some darker values, but has, you know, it's difficult to get back to lighter values. So start with your lighter values of suffering. And wherever you feel that there is a need to use the quarter screen, go ahead and add that forest green. The strokes are, again, very loose and simple and practically you do not need any kind of practice for the strokes. I'm just adding some pressure with the help of my brush and releasing it. That's how I will keep painting all my Asia So which are in the greens. And you can also do the same what tryout your brushstrokes, try to see how your brush works. That's one important aspect that every brush behaves a bit differently. So try it out hundreds of people and then finalize it on your actual painting. Some more darker values. So as you see, I'm even blended with the blending brush. You can just wash your brush, dab it off on a tissue, and then use it to add some more water. Or you can even know use it as a blending brush. I'm demoing the colors from few of the places where I think it's not. It's up to you. If you if you want to remove it, remove it. If you are happy with the outcome, go ahead and keep it. I just wanted to show though yellow a bit more and hence I'm just removing your trauma few places at some more of grasses. And I think that's it. In terms of completion of the painting for our full ground. So go ahead and add some more colors for your from cavemen. How do you add the colors? It's not our typical as we will work with a wide cosh. So don't do any. You will see that the data, some more white wooden board which is usually attached to your caveman. So this is usually seen anywhere and you can see main kind of photos and not so do not worry. You will go ahead and just hang tight, white quash. Verify you think you are unable to work it out or you see these kinds of mistakes? Yes, you can flick city, you convict your hands. Who stops you from even using your hands? Use Amy thing that you have. I always say this. So keep your tissue handy for yourself. Use your hands to fix up any mistakes which you see. So all of these things are really important while you work with your watercolors, but do make sure that you are washing your hands in case you are cooking or making something for yourself because all these paints are not good for your health. Some of them are really toxic. Hence, I always tell you to keep that in mind and walk it out for yourself. I will go ahead and apply some darker values on dodo roof of the CAPM. You can also do the same park. If you are happy with the outcome, do not need to do this. Leave it as-is. Just blend it with the background on the left tab, a plaque, the darker shades, time breaking it again. Make sure that you have made some of the details the way exactly I am doing. Make those details or add those details actually details really help you to create more realism. Dolby and not York to create realism, but it is to an extent required Horos. Your painting will look pretty much flack and we do not want that. I will learn now, add one more, grows more and try tree. Now this is just a very, very small tree which I am going ahead and adding. So if you want to do it, you can do it in case you want to leave it. You can also leave it. As this painting looks really dark, I know it seems like something is missing. And a small creek him and a lot of value or it can make your painting look much more nice. So that's one of the reason I'm going ahead and adding it was not in the plan. But you have to also understand that Walter Carlos is not always going by the plan. It has got its own randomness and we do have quarter on randomness hence. So Pete, whenever you think that you want to add something or do you want this painted to look more realistic? Or you feel that there is something missing from this painting. Had whatever you want to form me, hiding our tree becomes really easy and comes very naturally to me. If you do want to address, go ahead and go add one line and then just start making the branches. Why you ought to watch their trunk of the tree. It would be more taker compared to while you walk towards the branches. Kafka lethargic turkeys. Now my sky looks a bit more empty. Yes, I just keep looking at our particular painting. I step back, look at it, and then tank, okay, what I can add, what I should not act. So this is the time where you even need those step back and think, well, you should have more stuff into our particular painting or you should leave it there. Always get a cup of coffee or just take a small break, then come back to your painting. Grande, have a look at it that would actually give you way more inside S2. If you should carry on with it or you should just remove the tape and say that this is final, this is it. And I will just have a button and looked at my painting. I did add some of my darker greens into the foregrounds acts you have also up to us. So go ahead and even added rest is adding some more books or do the sky gets very simple process. Just make a small body doctors with your brush and then extended on the left and on the right, some of the birds will be flapping the wings to work set-top. Some of them will be flapping their wings downwards sign some of them there'll be flapping their wings on the left completely. So every time everything will not be seen on a different nature. Some of them will be smaller, some of them there'll be larger. You will see them at a distance, hence already. So we'll pick out a part, namely the deep at an angle I'm half will finally look at the painting P on time. I'm just loving to Chris patches that he did get This whole of the painting and I will meet you in the next bonus lesson where we will be painting some beautiful lavender fields during the sunset. And it has again now based on one of the lavender field, so which you can see mostly in Europe. 7. Lavendar Fields: Let's discuss all the colors which you need for completing this painting. He iliac beach book with sap, green bonds, sienna, white, quash, Winsor, orange, Prussian blue. Hey guys, We are onto our bonus lesson. I'm, I'm very excited to teach you this one because it is our lavender field. I'm one of my favorite subjects to pink. We will go ahead and make one of this clamping line, which is originating from the right and went to the left. If you see that I have already drawn a line and I did not like it. So I'm racing at them again, going ahead from the right and moving to the left, where I will go a bit lower than what I wanted earlier. You can go head and market anywhere of your choice. But just remember it has to be not more than 30 percent of the people. As so, we will be using most of the space for our live endothelin. Excited to paint the clouds first turn the cloud is going to be, again, very simple one, which is starting with my peach color and my Lilia Carlo. I will even make soap that of your cadmium orange with it. This cadmium orange rural kids, a bit darker shade compared to what I already have from the beach. Again, this peach color is from White Nights and the Lilia color is also from White Nights that base color shades. If you do not have the shape, go ahead and use your cadmium orange or ones that are orange, whatever is available on your palette, and just mix a bit of white in it. But do make sure that whenever you are using your Chinese, why it should not be highly opaque or because there are two kinds of biotech you get in the market for your water color. One is the titanium white and one is the Chinese way. Chinese, why does more transparent barriers Your from titanium white doesn't mostly, not much pupate song just checked also aspects while you actually make your kalos and then blend it. I am again adding some amount of red violet on Google, my Lilia color, I want a bit darker shade. That's how I'm using it. For blending. The best is always cool head with your flat brush. Flat brush helps you to blend the best at some of your lighter value status, mainly your peach. I'm mixing some red into it. This is most feel mix-and-match. Now you can see I did blend my background and few of the areas where I feel I need to add some of my red. I'm going to hand them handing it. Always advocated washes the best when you bake your skies. You can go ahead with this radical will get wash as I'm showing you orals, you can also fix-it or tried gardener rough piece of paper and then finalize that on your painting. I would leave that up to you how you want to go ahead and do it. You can directly also try it on your painting. But always make sure that while you do this first watch it once, then it would be easier for you to walk around this. Once we're done with this guy, We will move to our lavender fields. So practically you can watch the sky and then paint the sky, leave it to dry while that is trying to get even watch window fields at any speed of your choice. And then start with your live Endo fields. Hi, I'm pretty happy with my sky area and I don't think that I will go ahead and add much into it. I butt legged Dr. Falstaff and then apply some light wash onto my 1100 fields with the help of my three pi four and just gone up brushed. Once that is done, then only I will start applying my colleagues. You have to make sure that while you want to win or wet on wet, which is war in a loose style, keep some white areas. So there will be change in the values, which means some darker colors you have to apply in few of the ideas. And some of the areas need to be with the lighter shade of that particular column. How do you differentiate between what you see in the UK and what you see in light, they'll value whatever is close to you has to be in taco values wherever you feel that this particular object is far away from you, it has to be in the lighter value. That particularly means the live Endo, flowers that are close to you, which is basically towards the bottom of the painting, needs to be in Dhaka values. Whereas when you are going towards the top, you will see that the color needs to get more like them. Now comes the fun part completely and I hope you will also loved this. Make sure tactile while you are applying the colors, you'll do your part like this orbital so that you have down to what you need to target a bit so that the colors to move around, we have to make sure we're keeping some of the whitespaces because the water will flow and hence the colors will also flow automatically. You do not need to worry much, just keep applying the colors. This is mostly my bright violet or you can say any violet color which is available on your palette. Go ahead with the color, so seem to be dancing on the sheet. If QC, I really loved the way the colors are moving from the bottom of the corner towards the top, I'm from the top towards the bottom. So it's very exciting to see these kind of movements always. I don't keep a palette very handy. You might be wondering why do I keep a palette by my side while I'm applying the colors? It just helps me to understand the kind of value that I go head with. And that's why at the ballot is white. And you can also keep this kind of a pilot handy for you or else you can't have any other white palette of your choice. This is a good practice all over, but I think I would just love to talk about all the practices which I have been following in the past, yours. So when I was learning and I just hope that someone was there who could have told me these things that People palette handy though you might have these colors on another part or you might have another palette, but a white palette really helps to understand the color you always do not need even a paper do understand the gelato and you can directly apply it. So that's how you gain a lot of knowledge and confidence even to paint. Once you've applied this purple color, lighter area trial 1, so your area is dry completely then only go ahead with the sap green. I will go ahead with SAP or holocrine only you can go with any other green that is available with you. But I can tell you that these two look better. You are painting any kind of fields. So go ahead or tried to release. Go ahead with those colors. I'm applying with all very, very light hand the one layer of water on top of the window field or on top of the popular color, which funded all be apply. Do make sure that you are also doing it in the same way because we do not want that. The colors which are there at the bottom are witches there in the posterior comes out and we just want to apply some colors of sap green here and there. Go ahead with the sap green and start applying it. And few of the ideas which are kept in white. But again, make sure that you are not covering the complete white of the paper. It is very, very important to keep some of the places as white. I always say this, that why it really helps to show a lot of depth to your painting. So some of the areas would be darker in value. Some of the areas would be like the in values. That's how you create depth. Keep applying the sapling file like you want to work. So distance do make sure that you just apply some lines as the fields are now not very ordered manner and they do not see it from a distance. Has philos, I did not make these lavender field and rows because it did just a PRN nature. And at the time we do not need to paint on nature in rows or input pull-up, bar down? Yes, for things we did of so-called baton and we wanted to go ahead and go painted has such Moving are originating from the top towards the bottom media. Where does here I would like to go absolutely. Random. Randomness is always prevailing in nature and that's what is the most important aspect, which makes it very, very easy as well as it makes it really natural whenever you are applying your colors or whenever you are trying to depict some subject. Hence, go ahead then let the paper dry off and add some of those longer strokes just the way I am doing. Use your size four brush or you can also go ahead but size six brush. Whatever is available with you, you do not need to actually think about how particular brush or paints or anything while who painted the spring season against rain season is the scholars season. You can say that it helps to make you feel so happy from inside. Each of these colors are so 9 side, they just make my soul so satisfied, I would say, I think you will also feel the same once you do this painting, the colors, so when they blend together, they make it just work out for you. Go ahead and add those smaller lines when you want to watch that top area or you can save it and go towards the middle and moving towards the top area, I'm not going to have a lot of texture. While I am going to work setup has heat is being absorbed from a distance and hence foreign distance. So you do not need to add a lot of lines or you do not need to add a lot of fixtures. Only in the areas with which are closer to you. You'll need to add more textures as you can observe it right there. And then we are not here to achieve a realistic painting, as I always say, we are here to just paint flawlessly in a way or in flow which we feel is the best. So let your creative juices flowing. And I always say, and do not ever think that you have to paint this in our particular pattern or in a particular way. Just to understand how your teacher, or how you're observing this fainting and then go here, then just painted, paint your heart out. That's the most important aspect of the spring season. By today. If you watch some of the ideas are still not completely dry it off on the paper. So even you can use it to your advantage. How you use it is you can take some green on your brush and splatter it. The splatter will become broader. In that case. I'm going ahead and spattering some of mine Brand violet color. Then I will go ahead and had some of my Prussian blue collar guests. Prussian blue is very good color, you can say, and it appears more green wild. You add it on top of your suffering. I'm just showing you how I am adding this Prussian blue and showing the kind of textures so which I need to see. When you think that you have a lot of hard edges, always. So go ahead and use your flat brush to blend it with the background. This is our damp brush, which time using wash it with your clean water and then go ahead and just take off the extra water with the help of your tissue and then blend it. Blending brush is really handy when you are making any of these paintings. I'm just adding some of the gospel values of my sap green even on total ADS, the top toolbar, since they are right, you will not absorb much texture. So mA, pretty much blown up a kind of simplicity. This painting has a loan with the kind of expression that this painting portrays, the depth, the values, everything is so unique in this particular P D and you will observe it very much as you Go ahead some of the blend you will also that I'm using my fingers. Yes. Use any tool of your choice. There is nothing like you have to particularly use only the stool to work it out. As I have told you, I do blank some of the sweat my thinkers. So you can also do the same. And then we are pretty much shot towards just finishing off this painting. Yeah, and you might be thinking now we did it so quickly and goes so fast. But that's the beauty of this painting that you do not need to sit by it for a longer period of time. We are adding some of the details. So for the hill or the slope tack use of salt as plasma, it would be, I think three fences. That's it I would be doing for completing this painting. I'm adding this fence because I absolve that. There should be some others thought that I wanted to show. And that's why I did go ahead and add these three small lines. So with the help of my burnt sienna, I'm just showing you how I go ahead and add my fully h So you can also do it in the same vein. I'm going with my lighter shade of green. You can also go with your lemon yellow and then some of your sap green or darker value of green like glucose, green packs and pollution due to your SAM bring if you want a darker value, you will observe that I'm picking up again Prussian blue to show dog collars or to actually depict the affiliates in our darker value mix-and-match. So Carlos, That's the best way it you can actually get any shade and it would really show off even once you are done with the painting. I think some more foliage to complete. On the right hand. On the left, I have kept it more green or I think good. Last two or three minutes, I would be working market goods. Had this fight, I feel the painting has already turned out well. There is not much show which I want to do except a few books which I would love to add. Button something which I actually love to add in any kind of painting. So I didn't leave. You see quite a lot of depth in many of my vein case, yes, it just happens that they need those positive joyful freedom. Kindof an effect are they can, you can see kind of a feeling. And hence scientist, I love painting them. Some of them flapping their wings on the top, or you can say it towards the upside and some of them there'll be done side. That's again nature, it's absolutely random whenever you take my classes that so much of randomness that you would follow. So I would say that don't they get worried or get blown away by all those things. So that's the essence of watercolor painting. You have to imbibe this natural process of painting. It. It cannot be always in an order, it cannot be always in a particular manner. It is just to clue, we are not here to make realistic painting, as I always say. It is. Just to show that this is loose, simple, easy, and it's still, you get the effects which you want to show. I'm going ahead with some of the highlights with my white quash. I have taken my script liner brush. You can go ahead with any other liner brush off your choice and just not these white lines because if you see you cannot always so absorbed these fins. So I am adding a bit of highlight that would help to distinguish it from the background. The background is also dark cast with us offenses also adopt. Hence, it is important to add these highlights of white quash. You can also go with a white gel it open if he'll do not have this whitewash. I always give you options and opportunities to decide what you want to use. And just remove the tape at an angle and have a final look at your painting. I'm pretty sure you will fall in love with it. 8. Conclusion: I hope you did travel to many places along with me. The spring season. If you have like anything about this class, do leave me of feedback because it is not only a great source of motivation, but it also helps me to analyze what do I do improve in my next class. Even it helps me to reach out to more students who are art enthusiast and would love to paint spring. The way you did. Do not forget to upload the class projects in the project gallery and follow me over here so that you can be informed all of my upcoming classes in case you are present on Instagram, do tag me as watercolor, illustration dot Lego. I would love to share it back with all my students. See you soon and happy painting those.