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with Danielle Donaldson
Online Class

The Art of Creative Watercolor: Color Schemes

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Class Overview

Are you ready to look at color in a whole new way? In this class from our partners at Artists Network, 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!


  • beginner
  • 8 episodes
  • 1h37m

Included in this Class

1. Introduction

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

2. Study

Start with a quick exercise to learn about color palettes, particularly the difference between warm and cool palettes.

3. Prepare

3. Prepare

Further expand your understanding of warm and cool palettes by exploring the colors you documented in the previous lesson. You'll discover your true colors to make your paintings uniquely your own.

Recommended with this class

  • Artist-grade watercolor paints (Danielle uses Daniel Smith)
  • Your favorite watercolor brushes
  • 140-lb. watercolor paper in various sizes
  • White palette
  • Mechanical pencil
  • White paint pen
  • Heat gun (optional)