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with Angela Fehr
Online Class

Better Paintings With Watercolor Sketching

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Learn watercolor sketching to paint impressive landscapes swiftly and fearlessly alongside expert instructor Angela Fehr. At the beginning of her class, you'll get comfortable breaking down landscapes into basic shapes and values. Move on to gesture sketches, and pick up tips for creating expressive strokes, handling your brush and working with watercolor. With these essential skills covered, you'll create a versatile color palette and use it to map out the color temperatures of your scene. Next, discover how branching out from your reference photo can help you capture your unique artistic vision. Take your skills even further by learning to create a focal point and a visual path for your sketches. Finally, bring it all together to create a finished landscape painting with refined values and just the right amount of detail.


  • intermediate
  • 6 episodes
  • 2h22m

Included in this Class

1. Value

1. Value

Meet Angela Fehr and get started sketching! Angela will walk you through her unique approach for getting to know her subject matter through a series of fun, quick and easy sketches. To start, create a few quick sketches to understand the basic shapes in your scene. Then, learn the importance of value in successful watercolor painting and create some initial value studies.

2. Gesture Sketching

2. Gesture Sketching

See how value influences the colors you choose as you add paint to your initial contour sketches. Then, stop to evaluate your progress and decide what makes good subject matter for a landscape. Finally, create a fun, quick gesture sketch with expressive, loose strokes. Along the way, pick up tips and tricks for handling your brush and working with watercolor.

3. Exploring Color

3. Exploring Color

Deepen your understanding of the properties of color. Learn to work with a versatile and cohesive color palette while creating a color map sketch that explores the potential range of color temperatures in your scene.

Recommended with this class

  • Watercolor paints, watercolor brushes, watercolor paper
  • Standard art supplies: pencils, pens, surfaces, kneaded eraser, craft knife