There are so may ways to paint with watercolour, it can be both precise and random. From the precision of botanical painting to free flowing compositions relying on the nature of the water and pigment, and everything in between!
It’s an exciting medium to work with as there is an element of opposites and the unknown, the results can be very diverse, but always interesting and rewarding.
All this makes it an ideal choice for Landscape painting, as the view can change according to light, terrain and season. In this course you will learn how to paint all aspects of a landscape using perspective, light, tone, fields, trees, water, rolling hills, mountains, and of course the skies above them!
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6 Project videos:
Project 1 – Mountains & Rivers -Starting with simple landscape to practise the techniques and processes. This will include preparation, sketching, colour mixing, sky, basic perspective, water reflections
Week 2 – Illustrative Rural landscape – In this video we approach the landscape slightly differently, using influence from the 2oth Century artist Eric Ravilious, who is known for his distinctive illustrative style in watercolour and printmaking.
Week 3 – Composition, Crofts and Cows – A lot packed into this one! Learn to build your own composition, use references effectively, basic perspective, how to draw and paint buildings and animals, stone walls and foreground.
Week 4 – Sunsets – In this video we will look at cool and warm palettes, and the different effect this has on the mood of a painting.
Week 5 – Rural village – Villages and buildings are a part of rural landscapes, for reference we are using the artist GF Nicholls as influence, famed for his beautiful and romantic depictions of The Cotswolds and Cornwall.
Week 6 – Storm Clouds Gathering – A moody stormy sky can be an integral part of a landscape. Using a restricted palette, and adding washes with bold pigment to create the swirling clouds.
1 Reference Video:
Basics of Watercolour – Starting from the beginning, guidance on materials, brushes, studio set up, and basic technique demos.
Access link to course resources page – with downloadable reference photos, materials list, and other useful info.