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Startup Project: Nature in Watercolor

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Take the next steps in your watercolor journey with three nature-inspired paintings.

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What You Get

  • 4 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Downloadable class resources, including a printable supply list, color guide and reference images
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers from fellow classmates in our virtual classroom

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Ready to dive deeper into watercolor painting? In the follow-up to "Startup Library: Painting with Watercolors," artist Kateri Ewing helps you create three paintings that celebrate the natural world. With Kateri’s step-by-step guidance, you’ll build on your skills with advanced-beginner techniques such as atmospheric perspective, rendering form and more.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Getting Started
Begin as Kateri goes over the tools and materials you’ll need to get started, including brushes, palettes and paint.
2. Autumn Treasures: Botanical Studies From Natural Objects
3. The Landscape: Cornfield in Autumn
4. Nature Study: Bluebird on a Flower Branch

Recommended with this class

  • Artist-grade watercolor paints
  • Pointed round watercolor brushes and squirrel mops
  • Artist-quality watercolor paper

Taught by

Kateri Ewing
Kateri Ewing
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.

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