Startup Library: Painting With Watercolors (DVD + Streaming)
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- Includes both DVD and On-Demand streaming access
- Bonus downloadable materials available after purchase
- 14 Class Sessions
- Total Runtime: 6h 02m
NOTE: If you’d like to purchase only the DVD for this class, you may do so through this link. (Please note, any class PDF materials are not on the DVD itself. You must have streaming access to download those materials associated with the class.)
Meet Kateri Ewing and ground yourself in the fundamentals of watercolor paint. Kateri examines key topics, including staining and granulating effects, lightfastness ratings, pigment numbers and more.
What You Need: Brushes (07:22)
Kateri goes over the different types of brushes and their various qualities, including the best beginner-friendly ones, as well as care and storage instructions.
What You Need: Paper (13:02)
Explore the various aspects of paper and the formats it comes in, from pads and blocks to giant tearable sheets. Kateri helps you choose the right kind of paper for your project, then shows you how to stretch it to avoid warping and bubbling.
What You Need: Palettes & Extras (13:50)
Kateri reviews the last few items you need to start painting, including palettes, erasers, masking fluid, easels and more.
Methods: Basic Brushstrokes (19:41)
Explore a number of mark-making techniques with two types of brushes: flat and round. Kateri demonstrates how to lift pigment, create sharp edges and make a variety of lines, including twisting, flat, thick-to-thin and more.
Methods: Washes (40:10)
Harness the power of water and pigment for stunning results every time! Here, Kateri teaches you the basics of creating washes. Find out how to make, or avoid, blooms, how to fade edges and more.
Methods: Paint Application (37:25)
Explore the two primary watercolor methods: wet-in-wet and wet-on-dry. See how to drop in and lift out color, use masking fluid or salt to create unique effects, and explore a dry-brush technique to create hard and soft edges.
Methods: Color Mixing (22:04)
Understand your colors so you can better predict and mix the shades you want! In this lesson, Kateri shows you how to create essential mixing tools: a color wheel, color chart and value scale.
Methods: Color Harmony (32:14)
Make the most of only six tubes of paint! Learn how pigments interact with one another to mix more luminous, harmonious colors. Then practice working with a limited palette to create triads and achieve clean results every time.
Projects: Basic Landscape (28:39)
Watch as Kateri demonstrates painting a basic landscape step by step, including planning and selecting colors, breaking down the subject, foreground, middle ground and background, and adding final details.
Methods: Projects: Basic Seascape (20:35)
Build on your skills by painting seascapes! See how to create new textures and shapes, such as rippling water, and apply masking fluid. Then practice lifting techniques to create waves, depth, drama and other final details.
Projects: Expressive Mixed Media (22:38)
Explore a more expressive, gestural watercolor style. Start by dropping color into a water glaze on paper and see if any shapes or subjects emerge. Then lift, push and pull the pigment to refine the shape, using colored pencils and pens to define your subject.
Projects: Botanical-Style Flower (44:06)
Put your wet-on-dry skills to work with a botanical-style painting! After planning and palette selection, move on to targeted water-glazing and color-dropping. Add depth and contour, then finish up with dry-brushing and final details.
Projects: Detailed Bird (41:01)
Finally, create your most detailed work yet: a bird portrait. Begin with the eye, applying initial washes, then build the form, contrast and various textures. Finish up by adding a glazing wash and final details.
For watercolorist Kateri Ewing, painting is all about capturing the awe she feels for the natural world. In preparation for painting, Kateri regularly walks and photographs the woods, meadows and waterways in two of her favorite places near her home in western New York state: Wyoming County and Knox Farm State Park. Kateri’s passion for painting and drawing is infused in her teaching, and sharing her techniques with students of all ages is her favorite thing about being an artist. Kateri’s original watercolors are currently represented by Meibohm Fine Arts.
Startup Library: Painting With Watercolors - Class Materials
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