With Instructor Ellen Jean Diederich TWSA, RRWS, WSA, WW
Join me, Ellen Jean Diederich, as we make our way though this beginning watercolor workshop. I will provide insight and show you basic techniques of watercolor painting.
In this video, we start by going over the supplies you need and how to set up a palette. I will demonstrate the most basic techniques and explain the importance of “timing” in transparent watercolor. These techniques, when mastered, will build your confidence and can be used in the most complex paintings. Any of these exercises also serve as excellent warm-ups and cannot be practiced too much. You will also learn the correct terminology as we go along. We will work on creating a painting from start to finish. Log on and review as often as you like!
This video workshop has handouts and downloadable images to print out. Your account allows you to start and stop this video and watch it again as often as you want. Play it again and paint using your own photos.
Day 1 Set up your watercolor palette. Understand the paint, the paper, and the process. Paint a subject with two colors.
Day 2 Warm up by painting a flower while holding it in your hand. Paint a background around it. Integrate the background and foreground. Draw out a subject full size to complete a painting.
Day 3 & 4 Create a grid with a limited palette and trace your drawing onto it. Use basic painting techniques and integrate the grid into the subject and background.