Paint a lighthouse using the same techniques you have learned during this course.
When you have finished your own paintings I would love to see your results. You can tag me on Instagram @fairychamberart using hashtag #fairychamberart
Here is the picture I used as a model. Feel free to use it as well.
Music is classical guitar from Bach.
Paint this easy watercolor sunset with me. Perfect painting for beginners!!
pencils for drawing, ruler
Two jars of water
masking tape/washi tape
Here are some of the license-free images that I used both as a reference and as inspiration.
Here is my finished work. I´d love to see what you have come up as well. If you have finished any of the tutorials and would like me to showcase your work here on the course site, I´d love to do that so let me know :D
Learn basic watercolor techniques such as flat washes, gradient washes, dipping, splattering, stripes and more.
0:50 Flat Washes
1:50 Graduated Washes
3:54 Wet on Dry
4:07 Wet on Wet
4:28 Blurring The Lines
6:21 Flat Brush
7:04 Simple Lines
Primary colors: red, blue and yellow
Secondary colors: green, orange and purple
Complementary colors: red/green blue/orange purple/yellow
How to mix orange: mix warm yellow and warm red
How to mix purple: mix carmine (cold red) and ultramarine blue
How to mix brown: mix yellow, red and blue
How to mix black: mix very dark blue and very dark brown together
Welcome to learn watercolors with me! I am happy and thrilled that you are here because
I am a watercolor junkie.
Yes, that is the only way I can put it. I can draw, I can paint with oils and with acrylics, I enjoy playing with Photoshop,
but none of that comes even close how much I enjoy painting with watercolors.
This love for watercolors began very early on. I must have been 7 or 8, around the same time I realized that I wanted to become a children´s book illustrator and enjoyed watching sweet watercolor illustrations in story books.
Watercolor is not an easy medium, but once you learn the basics of it and you keep practicing it becomes something easy and natural.
Watercolor Painting Materials
Materials you will need to get started.
watercolor paper, thickness at least 300 grams
Two jars of clear water
paint brushes of different sizes
a porcelain plate
Items that you can also use: masking tape/washi tape, a straw