with Mary Murphy
Online Class

Simple & Stunning Watercolor Techniques

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Overview

Play with size, scale, texture and a variety of water-based mediums. Learn advanced watercolor techniques alongside artist and instructor Mary Murphy. You'll see how to create a complementary underpainting, use masking methods to preserve white space and achieve harmonious color shifts. Then, discover a simple strategy for making compositional decisions and apply a gridding technique to scale your painting to any size. Find out how to use a variety of household items to easily produce amazing effects. Then, explore other water-based mediums: gouache, acrylics and watercolor grounds. You'll even build confidence choosing paper, brushes and pigments. Plus, learn to critique your work, fix mistakes and adjust values for a fantastic finish.

Details

  • intermediate
  • 7 episodes
  • 2h32m

Included in this Class

1. Underpainting
19m

1. Underpainting

Meet Mary Murphy, your guide to simple and stunning watercolor techniques. In this first lesson, Mary introduces the underpainting, the base of any good watercolor. She demonstrates a few masking techniques and shows how complementary colors help balance a painting and create surprising effects.

2. Size & Composition
21m

2. Size & Composition

Why you're painting is often just as important as what you're painting. Mary looks at the intention behind each work as a way of highlighting how to plan size and composition using thumbnails and sketches. She also offers a tip for scaling and paints a miniature square floral.

3. Creating Texture
23m

3. Creating Texture

Mary will show you how to use a variety of household materials, from credit cards to table salt, to add texture and visual interest to your watercolors. Then she paints a scene near her home to put those principles into practice.

1. Underpainting

1. Underpainting

2. Size & Composition

2. Size & Composition

3. Creating Texture

3. Creating Texture

4. Exploring Water Media

4. Exploring Water Media

5. Brushes & Paper

5. Brushes & Paper

6. Pigments

6. Pigments

7. Rescuing Techniques

7. Rescuing Techniques

Recommended with this class

    • Watercolor paints, watercolor brushes, watercolor paper