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Startup Project: Watercolor Still Life

$29.99$40.00

Build your skills and create a watercolor painting that you can be proud of, even if you’re a beginner!

Skill Level

Beginner

What You Get

  • 6 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Downloadable class resources, including a printable supply list, glossary and reference images
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor Mary P. Murphy

How it works

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  • Watch on any device anytime.
  • Find downloadable class resources in the class viewer.

Class Overview

Ready to take the next steps in your journey of watercolor painting? Join established artist Mary P. Murphy in the follow-up to “Startup Library: Painting With Watercolors,” as she guides you to paint a floral still life step by step. Along the way, practice essential techniques for color mixing, painting tricky textures and rendering natural forms and shadows. You’ll have an elevated skill set and a watercolor painting that’s worthy of hanging on your wall!

Lesson Breakdown

1. Preparing to Paint
26:32
Meet artist Mary P. Murphy, who starts by walking you through the tools you need to complete your project, a watercolor floral still life, including brushes, paper and paint. Then she revisits some basic techniques from the class "Startup Library: Painting With Watercolors," and key tips for mixing colors.
2. Composition & Underpainting
22:02
3. Painting the Cloth
26:12
4. Flowers & Pitcher
29:03
5. Background & Shadows
20:19
6. Finishing the Painting
20:06

Recommended with this class

  • Winsor & Newton artist-grade watercolor paints (three to six colors minimum palette)
  • Winsor & Newton Professional Watercolor Paper, 300 lb. cold-pressed, 22" x 30"
  • Brushes: 1-inch flat and round pointed (6-7 mm and 3-4 mm)

Taught by

Mary P. Murphy
Mary P. Murphy
Mary Murphy loved art from a young age, but her initial career path took her in a different direction, toward life as an award-winning speechwriter. After 20 years behind a pen, though, she picked a brush back up and the rest is history! She honed her skills training with artists such as Martha Deming and Jim McFarlane, president of the American Watercolor Society, setting up an in-home studio so she could paint nonstop. Her exuberant floral paintings began to accumulate local and national recognition and awards, and now she's thrilled to bring her passion to the Craftsy community.

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