Online Class

The Art of Creative Watercolor: Color Schemes

by F&W Media
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Discover your favorite color combinations to make your paintings sing.

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  • 8 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Detailed instruction, explanation and demonstration
  • Answers from fellow classmates in our virtual classroom

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Are you ready to look at color in a whole new way? Join artist Danielle Donaldson for an in-depth exploration of color, including how to discover your own ideal color palette. You'll create your own color reference, with tiny illustrations that are both charming and functional, and suitable for framing!

Lesson Breakdown

1. Introduction
Meet watercolor illustrator Danielle Donaldson and learn about the supplies you'll be using: watercolors, watercolor paper, a palette , watercolor brushes, a heat tool and common household supplies.
2. Study
3. Prepare
4. Project Setup 1: Tiny Rainbow
5. Project Setup 2: Starting Large
6. Project Setup 3: Microdrawings
7. Project Setup 4: Add True, Warm & Cool Colors
8. Project Setup 5 & Final Thoughts

Recommended with this class

  • Artist-grade watercolor paints (Danielle uses Daniel Smith)
  • Your favorite watercolor brushes
  • 140-lb. watercolor paper in various sizes

Taught by

Danielle  Donaldson
Danielle Donaldson
Danielle Donaldson has walked a creative path for as long as she can remember. With a degree in graphic design, she became a regular participant in the scrapbook industry, publishing her art in magazines and how-to books, creating products for several companies and teaching at a national level. More recently, she has rediscovered a love of watercolors and graphite work, and the act of combining them with other mediums and techniques. Danielle shares her process through social media, online classes and in-person workshops. You can learn more about Danielle at

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