Watercolor Series 1

$89.00

Hello, my friend! Welcome to class.

In this class, I have included a series of watercolor classes I originally created for Skillshare. There are 6 mini-classes included in this workshop. Watercolor Abstracts, Watercolor Abstract Samplers, Watercolor Ink & Botanicals. Watercolor Abstract Landscapes, Watercolor & Walnut Ink Abstracts, and Watercolor – Making Your Own Paint From Pigments.

This class is for you if:

  • You love learning new techniques for your art
  • You are interested in watercolor painting
  • You love experimenting with art supplies
  • You love watching how others approach their painting practice

**You have lifetime access to this workshop – Workshop videos are available for you to download and keep. Your workshop includes over 9 hours of video.

*Due to the nature of this product, there are no returns/refunds available.

**Once you make your purchase – your course will be available for you immediately. You will access your course under the “my courses” tab up top under the “my account” tab.

Description

In this class, I have included a series of watercolor classes I originally created for Skillshare. There are 6 mini-classes included in this workshop. Watercolor Abstracts, Watercolor Abstract Samplers, Watercolor Ink & Botanicals. Watercolor Abstract Landscapes, Watercolor & Walnut Ink Abstracts, and Watercolor – Making Your Own Paint From Pigments.

Check out each class below:

 

Watercolor & Ink Botanicals (2hr 12 min video learning)

In this class, I’m going to show you how I create some fun botanicals using watercolor as my background. I love doing these in my art journal and in this class, I’m going to show you several projects you can do in yours that I think you’ll have lots of fun doing. You don’t need tons of supplies to play with these – so it is perfect to work on while watching tv, when you are traveling, or just in the mood to play in your art studio.

This class is for you if:

  • You love learning new techniques for your art
  • You are interested in learning more about watercolors and making some fun pieces
  • You love experimenting with art supplies
  • You love watching how others approach their painting practice

Supplies: I encourage you to use your supplies you have on hand to do your projects. You do not have to purchase any specific supplies for this class. It is all about experimenting with the supplies you have and learning to let loose.

  • Watercolor paper – I Iike cold press and hot press about 140lb for most projects – I’ll be working in my art journal in class. I like 110lb cold press watercolor paper in the art journals I purchase.
  • A few sizes of watercolor brushes
  • Watercolor paints – Start with what you have in a few of your favorite colors
  • A few ink pens you’d like to experiment with or pencil. My favorite pen is the Micron pen in size 05.

 

Watercolor – Making your own paint from pigment (1hr 47min video learning)

In this class, I am going to show you how easy it is to make your own watercolor paints. Many artists find it fun and satisfying to create their own paints to use in their art. I love experimenting with supplies, so when I discovered I could make some of my own with just a few materials and it was easy – I was all in. Making paint is all about the creative process for me. It is all about exploring, experimenting, and the trials and errors you’ll encounter along the way. It is these processes that help up grow as artists in our own unique ways.

I’ll show you a couple of different recipes for making watercolor paint – one with less filler material and one with more filler material. The 2nd alternative set is the recipe I like most myself the most – it has a bit more fillers and less shrinkage – so if you want to get started right away – that is the one I’d recommend you do first.

Why make your own paint? Well… besides just wanting to and pushing yourself creativity… I like how you have complete control over what is going into your paint. Have any chemical sensitivities? This is the perfect way to ensure you can use ingredients you aren’t going to react to.

This class is for you if:

  • You are interested in making your own watercolor paints for your art
  • You love experimenting with art supplies
  • You love watching how others approach their painting practice
  • You want to experiment and grow as an artist

Supplies: 

  • Gum Arabic – I get mine from Natural Earth Paints online
  • Ground pigment – this could be pigment you foraged and ground yourself, pigment from the art store, pigment from a specialty retailer, or Etsy or eBay. You can find pigments in a variety of places.
  • Warm water (use distilled if tap water is highly alkaline) – I tried regular water and distilled water with good results
  • Honey/Glycerine – I get these from the grocery store
  • Glass plate or grinding slab – I got mine from Natural Earth Paints online
  • Glass Muller – I got mine from Natural Earth Paints online
  • Empty watercolor pans – I got these from Amazon with a nice metal case to keep them in
  • Mortar and Pestle – I got mine off amazon. These are also used to grind spices – so you could also check a kitchen store for one of these.

Safety – It is a good idea to always be thinking about safety when you are working with pigments. Some pigments like cadmium are toxic – so you will want to make it a habit to wear some disposable gloves to keep the pigments off your skin and from under your nails, wear a dust mask – you don’t want to be breathing any of the dust from the pigments, don’t mix paints in your kitchen or anywhere you might eat, don’t eat while you are mixing pigments, don’t use any of your kitchen supplies for paint mixing – have a separate set of supplies just for your art.

 

In this class, I’m going to show you a fun technique I like to do with watercolors. This is an easy, relaxing way to experiment with your watercolors and supplies and still be making some pretty cool landscape abstract art. I can sit and make these for hours. Changing out my colors and mark-making to see what I can come up with.

This class is for you if:

  • You love learning new techniques for your art
  • You are interested in learning more about watercolors and making some fun pieces
  • You love experimenting with art supplies
  • You love watching how others approach their painting practice

Supplies: I encourage you to use your supplies you have on hand to do your projects. You do not have to purchase any specific supplies for this class. It is all about experimenting with the supplies you have and learning to let loose.

  • Watercolor paper – I Iike cold press and hot press about 140lb for most projects – I’ll be working in my art journal in class. I like 110lb cold press watercolor paper in the art journals I purchase.
  • A few sizes of watercolor brushes
  • Watercolor paints – Start with what you have in a few of your favorite colors

In this class, I have kept the supplies I’m using pretty simple… please start with what you have and add some stuff from there if you think you’d love any of the ones I’m using.

 

Watercolor Abstracts (1hr 13 min video learning)

In this class, I’m going to show you a fun technique I like to do with watercolors. This is an easy, relaxing way to experiment with your watercolors and supplies and still be making some pretty cool abstract art. I can sit and make these for hours. Changing out my colors and mark-making to see what I can come up with.

In this class, I’m going to go over the supplies I’m using below – but I encourage you to use what you have to get started. Don’t feel like you need to go out and buy all new supplies – unless you just want to… I love taking a new class and using it as an excuse to visit the art store! 🙂

This class is for you if:

  • You love learning new techniques for your art
  • You are interested in learning more about watercolors and making some fun little abstract pieces
  • You love experimenting with art supplies
  • You love watching how others approach their painting practice

Supplies: I encourage you to use your supplies you have on hand to do your projects. You do not have to purchase any specific supplies for this class. It is all about experimenting with the supplies you have and learning to let loose.

  • Watercolor paper – I Iike cold press and hot press about 140lb for most projects
  • Various paintbrushes and mark making tools
  • Watercolor paints – Start with what you have in a few of your favorite colors

In this class, I have kept the supplies I’m using pretty simple… please start with what you have and add some stuff from there if you think you’d love any of the ones I’m using.

 

Watercolor and Walnut ink abstracts (40 min video learning)

In this class, I’m going to show you a fun technique I like to do with watercolors. I love experimenting with my supplies and seeing what fun things I can come up with while just letting myself go with the flow. Letting them lead me to where ever we end up. We’ll play with watercolor and walnut ink in this class… along with some bold mark-making for some interesting abstract pieces.

This class is for you if:

  • You love learning new techniques for your art
  • You are interested in learning more about watercolors and making some fun pieces
  • You love experimenting with art supplies
  • You love watching how others approach their painting practice

Supplies: I encourage you to use your supplies you have on hand to do your projects. You do not have to purchase any specific supplies for this class. It is all about experimenting with the supplies you have and learning to let loose.

  • Watercolor paper – I Iike cold press watercolor paper about 140lb for most projects
  • A few sizes of watercolor brushes
  • Watercolor paints – Start with what you have in a few of your favorite colors
  • Walnut ink… or some coffee if you don’t have access to the walnut ink. (or brown watercolor would work just fine too… but I like experimenting with different supplies so I learn how they work with each other.)
  • Some mark-making tools – pencils, micron pens, etc… your choice on these.

In this class, I have kept the supplies I’m using pretty simple… please start with what you have and add some stuff from there if you think you’d love any of the ones I’m using.

 

Watercolor Abstract Samplers (2hr 6min video learning)

In this class, I’m going to show you a fun technique I like to do with watercolors. I use this to swatch out colors, experiment with color palettes… and then turn my little experiments into abstract art with some mark-making. This is such a fun way to experiment with colors and try out new color palettes. It’s good for seeing how your materials work together too. I’m calling these color samplers since my main goal is to swatch out and experiment with my watercolors… but you might have other goals for these once you make a few and see how beautiful they turn out!

We’ll start out in our sketchbooks to get started, then move on to larger pieces of loose paper to do some art inspired by colors we tried out in our practice pieces.

In this class, I’m going to go over the supplies I’m using below – but I encourage you to use what you have to get started. I will also go a bit more in-depth about different watercolor brands and grades so you’ll know what you might want to try out when you go looking.

This class is for you if:

  • You love learning new techniques for your art
  • You are interested in learning more about watercolors and making some fun little abstract pieces while we also work on color swatching
  • You love experimenting with art supplies
  • You love watching how others approach their painting practice

Supplies: I encourage you to use your supplies you have on hand to do your projects. You do not have to purchase any specific supplies for this class. It is all about experimenting with the supplies you have and learning to let loose.

  • Watercolor paper – I Iike cold press and hot press about 140lb for most projects
  • Various paintbrushes and mark making tools
  • Watercolor paints – use what you have or check out the watercolor videos I did telling you the differences and grades between the different watercolor brands.

That is the majority of supplies I am using… but as I mentioned above – don’t think you need to go out and buy tons of new supplies (unless you just want to…). Try this project with some of the supplies you have on hand and grow from there.

 

**You have lifetime access to this workshop – Workshop videos are available for you to download and keep. Your workshop includes approx 2hr 39 min of video.


 

 

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