Welcome! In this course, we'll be painting a loose country scene in watercolor. Natural landscapes are simple and beautiful, providing the perfect subject for a beginner watercolor artist. Adding a man-made object such as a hut or barn can create an interesting contrast and help to tell a story. Learning how to capture a landscape in a quick, fun, and loose manner is an essential skill that every artist should learn to master. Watercolour is the perfect medium that allows you to produce spontaneous and expressive paintings on the go.
Planning is crucial. I'll show you how to simplify shapes and sketch in large shapes such as foliage, trees, grass, and land. Getting those large components in accurately beforehand is essential for your painting to make sense. You'll learn the essentials of wet-in-wet and wet-in-dry painting in order to create the perfect blend of hard and soft edges.
In this course you'll learn:
-How to paint simple paintings of any natural landscape in watercolor
-How to paint simple buildings in watercolor
-How to sketch and plan your landscape painting in pencil before you start painting
-How and when to use wet-in-wet watercolor techniques to paint clouds, skies, trees, and grass
-How to paint basic trees and rocks with minimal effort and brushstrokes
-How to layer effectively to add extra details
-How to combine layers to create depth naturally
-How to paint simple shadows and identify or choose a light source in your painting
I'm excited to get started, so join me in this course - you'll be painting this beautiful natural landscape in no time at all.