Dreamy Watercolors

Dreamy Watercolors - student project

I’ve always been fascinated by watercolors, the history of pigment and great possibilities of this medium.

So my journey started with some abstract watercolor warm-up I call a Dancing Brush.

Dreamy Watercolors - image 1 - student project

Honestly, I can paint like this for so-o-o long without thinking and worrying about outcomes.

Dreamy Watercolors - image 2 - student project

Meanwhile, it’s always great to experiment with different pigments.

When using Cadmium Lemon on top of the Indigo or any dark color, we can get such fantastic results.


Dreamy Watercolors - image 3 - student project

Looks a bit like Starry Night:)

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The cheerful crafty technique is next :)

I’ve covered the shape of the bird at first not to “damage” it with other colors.

Dreamy Watercolors - image 5 - student project

And only after everything is dry, I continued working on small details and loose strokes.Dreamy Watercolors - image 6 - student project


And here is a big final project. I had a completely different idea at first.

I’m sure you know this feeling so well!

Dreamy Watercolors - image 7 - student project

But when I started painting the whole world turned completely in a different way and showed me this lively scene.

Dreamy Watercolors - image 8 - student project


Thank you! And I hope you’ll enjoy this class as much as I do!

I'm so happy to find your project here in the Project Gallery and on Instagram!


See you in the class!


Anna Sokolova
Berlin-based Artist
Top Teacher