with Matt Rota
Let New York artist Matt Rota help you understand and exploit the seemingly untamable nature of flowing water as you paint from the general to the specific, incorporating graduated washes, hard and soft edges and warm and cool tones into a stunningly accurate watercolor portrait. Take advantage of watercolor’s portability and affordability, plus the expertise of New York artist Rota, who will be available to look at your work and answer any questions that arise as you paint. Get unprecedented access and close-up views of Rota's palette and brushwork, allowing you to observe his process as if in a private workshop. Embrace a world made with translucent washes of pure pigment.
Meet instructor Rota and discover what you'll learn in this class.
Go over watercolor supplies, including paper, brushes and colors.
Learn how to effectively use watercolor washes, including blending colors, creating gradients, and creating hard and soft edges.
Learn to identify light, medium and dark tones and paint a tonal study.
Choose paint and create a preliminary drawing of the subject's face. Block in shadow shapes.
Discover the range of cool to warm colors and begin painting the background and face.
Mix dense colors and add further details to the portrait.
Continue to refine your painting, learn to touch up with opaque medium and finish the portrait.
Learn to mix neutral colors and how they work with primary colors.
"I have taken art courses at OCA in Toronto before, and other art classes before, but I find that this online course is perfect for me, as I can watch it when I want to. It is so convenient. I like the fact that I have a list of supplies that are needed so that I can prepare in advance of viewing the course. The teacher is excellent and very easy to understand."