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The Joy of playing with Watercolor!

Hi Everyone!!

So this is the most fun class ever!!! Olga does a great job in opening your mind to new possibilities. Watercolors won't be the same for me after this. Wow!! Loved it !! Amazing class !! :D here is the fun, I mean the exercies !! :)

#1 : getting to know your colors !


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  1. "Which area (happy accident) on my exercise do I like  the most?" - the flow of the paint towards the bottom of the page, the sort of smooth feeling, almost like smoke. And the way the color looks in the Violet round shape, it has like a swirling texture, good for roses or peonies!
  2. "How I can use this?  - fog, smoke, clouds.. also as a basic sea creature shape, it looks like a jelly fish to me :)

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  1. "Which area (happy accident) on my exercise do I like  the most?" - The drop of color that formed a line that seems like a steam. It looks like a flower :)
  2. "How I can use this?  - painting flowers

#2. Unusual Color combinations

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  1. "Which area (happy accident) on my exercise do I like  the most?" - The way in which colors merge together to form a soft , integrating ombre texture.
  2. "How I can use this?  - backgrounds for negative painting

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  1. "Which area (happy accident) on my exercise do I like  the most?" - the little flowers at the top, they form on their own
  2. "How I can use this?  - painting bouquets of flowers

#3. Fluffy Technique

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  1. "Which area (happy accident) on my exercise do I like  the most?" - The way in which the two colors are merging, it looks like the beach !!!
  2. "How I can use this?  - beach scenes

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  1. "Which area (happy accident) on my exercise do I like  the most?" - how the salt made very strong color points. I love it!
  2. "How I can use this?  - painting sand and the beach

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  1. "Which area (happy accident) on my exercise do I like  the most?" -big salt crystals are  so much fun!!! the whole texture looks stunning to me! :)
  2. "How I can use this?  - water effects, rocks, fabrics, animals, :D

#4 The Lazy Artist Technique

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  1. "Which area (happy accident) on my exercise do I like  the most?" - how the colors mixed and created ombre and lined effects
  2. "How I can use this?  - painting quartz crystals, flowers, folliage, and abstract paintings.

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  1. "Which area (happy accident) on my exercise do I like  the most?" - the salt effects and the ghostly steams that formed with the cling wrap
  2. "How I can use this?  - painting gardens, forest, trees..

# 5 Charming Imperfection

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  1. "Which area (happy accident) on my exercise do I like  the most?" - the sequence of dots in blue !!
  2. "How I can use this?  - to add texture and interest to any painting

#6 Lifting 

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  1. "Which area (happy accident) on my exercise do I like  the most?" - the high and low lights that are formed as the water runs. Love the contrast and provides a nice background for details on the white areas
  2. "How I can use this?  - to create beautiful backgrounds for future paintings (birds, objects, flowers, desserts ! )

#7 Creating by destroying 

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  1. "Which area (happy accident) on my exercise do I like  the most?" - The way in which water  run into the colors. and the effect it produces.. almost like a reflect of buildings in water
  2. "How I can use this?  - to paint scenes of the Chicago Skyline reflecting on the lake !! :D

Olga Thank you so so much for this class!! I adore your work!! Please teach us more!! :p I'd love to see a class dedicated to flowers and another to, yes, CATS! and Pets in general!! :D please please!! :)

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