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Copying Degas’ "Sickly" Color Theory In His Famous Painting

Preview Of Class On Copying A Famous Degas Painting: Learn how to study and compose Degas’ L’Absinthe. Learn how to check perspective in geometric shapes. Learn how to paint glass. Learn how to use wet-in-wet to create subtle shadows and textures. Learn how to correct mistakes by lifting paint from watercolor paper. Learn how to layer … This content is only available to members.

Techniques for Copying A Famous Sargent Watercolor Painting

Preview Of Class On Copying A Famous Sargent Painting: Learn how to paint Sargent’s Under the Rialto Bridge Learn how to use asymmetry to make your composition visually interesting Use soft and hard edges to create texture Paint interesting shadows Learn how to apply a graded wash Learn how to use value to add drama to a … This content is only available to members.

How To Copy A Famous Monet Painting Of Water Lilies

Preview Of Class On Copying A Famous Monet Painting: How to turn an oil painting into a watercolor painting. How to copy Monet’s techniques and style and paint like a legendary oil painter. How to work with cool and warm colors. How understand size and distance when working with an object. How to lay objects on top … This content is only available to members.
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Watercolor Techniques For Copying A Famous Abstract Oil Painting

Preview Of Class On Copying An Abstract Oil Painting Using Watercolor: How sketch for an abstract painting. How to approach a painting that relies heavily on cool colors. The importance of color in abstract art. Watercolor techniques for copying an oil painting How to add perspective from angle How to manipulate colors to give your painting … This content is only available to members.

How To Paint Colorful Exotic Fish Underwater

Click here to view in an alternate video player In this lesson, you’ll learn how to combine elements from different reference images, and how to paint them so that they harmonize on the page. You’ll also learn how to paint naturally colorful elements without creating a muddy color. You ready? Let’s dive in! PREVIEW How … This content is only available to members.

How To Paint A Fun, Modern Still-Life Painting With Patterns

Watercolor Techniques Class Preview: How to copy an oil painting using watercolor. How to paint patterns. How to paint layers. How to sketch and color different sections of the whole art piece without being scattered. How to manipulate colors to give your painting more emotion. How to paint using primarily warm colors. How to fix … This content is only available to members.

Watercolor Techniques For Copying A Famous Sunrise Painting By Monet

Watercolor Techniques Class Preview: How to copy an oil painting using watercolor. How to paint Monets famous Sunrise painting. How to paint a close-up of water and waves. How to sketch and color different sections of the whole art piece and how they are all combined. How to manipulate colors to give your painting more … This content is only available to members.

How To Copy A Famous Oil Painting With Watercolor

Watercolor Class Preview: How to copy an oil painting using watercolor. How to paint the human body. How to paint a close-up of water and waves. How to sketch and color different sections of the whole art piece and how they are all combined. How to mix primary colors and complimentary colors. How to paint … This content is only available to members.

How To Paint A Classic Flower Scene

Click here to view in an alternate video player Immerse yourself in this quaint tutorial that shows you how to paint a window and some watercolor flowers. Artist and watercolorist William “Bill” Dunn shows how to reinterpret this scene and tell a much more colorful and creative version of this painted story. Want to watch the video version? … This content is only available to members.
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Sketching & Painting A Busy Dock & Wharf Scene

Watercolor Class Preview: How to prepare and sketch a busy scene featuring a lake, wharf buildings, street, and urban forest background. How to modify your painting away from the original picture. Using earthy and primary colors to achieve highlights, shadows, and color balance. Using different brushes to achieve particular strokes for various objects. How to use white … This content is only available to members.
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How To Paint A Boat & Water Scene With Reflections

Preview Of Class On Boat & Water Scene With Reflections: How to study and sketch a wharf scene with a sailboat and forest. How to prepare to paint reflections on water. How to apply the “wet in wet” technique to a forest, a sky, and a body of water. How to mix primary colors with … This content is only available to members.
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How To Paint A Busy City Scene

Preview: How to pick and choose what to paint from a busy reference photo. How to sketch a busy cityscape vertically, featuring buildings, streets, vehicles, and lamp posts. How to paint many building shapes. How to mix colors for windows of different sizes and angles. How to paint vehicle and features such as headlights, tail lights, and tires. … This content is only available to members.
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How To Paint A Classic Vineyard Landscape

Watercolor Class Preview: How to sketch a vineyard landscape composition while emphasizing the rule of thirds. How to mix primary colors on the palette with other various paints. How to use “wet in wet” technique for forests and foliage within a vineyard. Using Artist’s tape for color fixes within painting along with a sponge. How … This content is only available to members.
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What Should I Paint? Why Not Fix Bad Scenery

“What Should I Paint?” Watercolor Class Preview: How bad scenery can be your answer to, “What should I paint?” How to turn bad reference photos into inspiration for your next painting. How to analyze and plan a painting where you’ll fix the reference photo as you go. How to sketch a wharf scene omitting basic shapes … This content is only available to members.

How To Paint A Classic Restaurant Scene

Watercolor Class Preview: How to sketch an outdoor restaurant scene with letters, people, and building details. How to use appropriate brushes for specific elements such as lettering. Mix primary colors with darker colors to achieve nighttime lighting. How to use white paint for touching up details and mixing with vibrant colors. Using different brushes to tweak … This content is only available to members.
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How To Paint A Compelling Still-Life Painting From Common Vegetables

Watercolor Class Preview: How to use “thumbnail sketches” to plan your painting. How to mix realistic colors for vegetables. How to “balance values” throughout a painting to avoid looking like an amateur. How to paint close-ups of leaves and stems. Paints On The Palette (Various Brands) Lemon Yellow Orange Bright Orange Permanent Alizarin Crimson Cadmium … This content is only available to members.
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Finally: How To Paint Sand (And A Summer Beach Scene)

Preview Of Watercolor Class On How To Paint Sand: How to paint sand without just painting brown blobs How to sketch a beach scene with umbrellas, seats, men and women, water, sand, and trees How to use different brushes for painting different things How to paint a colorful, non-traditional sky How to paint human figures in … This content is only available to members.
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How To Watercolor Buildings Like This Fancy Hotel

Preview Of “How To Watercolor Buildings”: How to sketch the front of a hotel with an awning, huge archway and many waving flags. How to paint vehicles like limousines and cars. How to use basic colors such as “Neutral Tint” in different methods to capture the feeling of architectural details. Using different colors to paint the different flags … This content is only available to members.
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For Beginners: How To Paint A Portrait From A Bad Photo

Watercolor Class Preview: How to practice sketching a real-looking headshot using accurate measurements. How to sketch the portrait of a person who is distorted and leaning. How to mix together earthy and natural colors to achieve skin tone for both light and shadows. How to use “layering” technique to paint human hair. Using different brushes to paint specific … This content is only available to members.

How To Paint A Dramatic Bald Eagle Portrait With Feathers

Watercolor Class Preview: How to sketch a bald eagle with wings, beak, and body. Using a limited color palette for dramatic effect. How to paint feathers without them turning out weird. How to emphasize shadows. Using vibrant colors amongst dark mixtures to imitate an eagle’s presence. Making a colorful painting out of a not-so-colorful picture. Combining different … This content is only available to members.

Watercolor Painting A Historical Spanish Colonial Building

Watercolor Class Preview: How to sketch and paint a thumbnail using a reference photo for value preference. Using a thumbnail to plan out the color balance of your eventual painting. Mixing primary colors with earth colors to achieve an authentic recreation of a genre scene. Using different brushes for painting buildings Different techniques for painting … This content is only available to members.
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Tokyo Night Time Cityscape Watercolor Class

Watercolor Class Preview: How to analyze and plan a composition of a night time cityscape. How to sketch an exotic night time city scene of Tokyo, Japan. Mixing colors on the palette and on watercolor paper using wet-in-wet technique. Blending bright colors with dark colors to create an abstract feeling. Using different paints to apply … This content is only available to members.
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Watercolor Tutorial On A Colorful Amusement Park

Watercolor Class Preview: How to prepare to paint a busy amusement park scene. Planning a very colorful and detailed composition. How to sketch an amusement park with a roller coaster, a log ride, and different colored buildings. How to apply “wet in wet” technique to paint mountains in the background. How to mix colors properly when painting multiple buildings. … This content is only available to members.

Watercolor Tutorial On Painting A Horse

Watercolor Class Preview: How to paint a racing horse. How to draw a race horse and jockey in motion. How to use color theory and complementary colors in a real painting. Using the “snap” technique to emphasize character within a painting. Blending loose abstract streaks with a realistic painting to create an illusion of movement. … This content is only available to members.
How to paint a coastal scene

Watercolor Techniques For Painting A California Coastal Scene

Click here to view in an alternate video player We’re tackling a landscape in this lesson, this time a simple coastal scene. You can expect to learn how to create a dramatic painting from a reference photo, and how to capture natural landscapes and landforms. You’ll also learn an atmospheric perspective technique which you can … This content is only available to members.
How to paint a cityscape, watercolor, Bill Dunn

Watercolor Techniques For Painting A Cityscape

Watercolor Class Preview: How to use “perspective” to sketch realistic buildings and streets. How to paint clusters of buildings without looking like boring boxes. How to mix colors and paint building details of different sizes and angles. How to paint vehicles and their features such as headlights, tail lights, and tires. How to paint an active sky before … This content is only available to members.
How to paint a classic full standing human figure

Classic Tutorial: The Fully-Clothed Standing Human Figure

Watercolor Class Preview: How to imagine colors from a black-and-white reference photo How to sketch a standing human figure How to accurately draw a full body figure to proportion, horizontally and vertically How to mix accurate skin tones for a face Mixing different paints to get different colors for a uniform, gloves, collar, boots, and hat Techniques for painting … This content is only available to members.
Abstract watercolor painting

Watercolor Techniques For Abstract Paintings

Watercolor Class Preview: How to use simple objects as subject matter for your abstract painting How to sketch thumbnails as references for shapes and proportions How to use thumbnails to play with perspective and orientation How to mix complementary colors Techniques for transforming sketches and colors into an abstract painting Paints On The Palette (Holbein Artists’ Watercolors) Opera Permanent … This content is only available to members.
Lake Scene With Reflections, Watercolor Tutorial

Watercolor Techniques For Painting Water & Reflections

Click here to view in an alternate video player PREVIEW Essential preparation tips with pencil and paper before your first brushstroke How to tackle your painting in multiple stages, and how to determine each stage What dimensions you should pick for your painting How scraping can be used as a watercolor technique for painting forests How … This content is only available to members.
Watercolor techniques for painting liquid & glass

Watercolor Techniques For Painting Liquid & Glass In A Still-Life

Watercolor Class Preview: How to paint liquid without breaking a sweat. Why a “compositional rough” is worth sketching before painting a single stroke. Watercolor techniques for painting glass and subtle reflections. How to paint shadows and highlights for lemons, which tend to be reflective. Why adding a simple background can make a lot of sense when painting … This content is only available to members.
How to paint sunset skies

How To Paint Stunning Sunset Skies Using Just Imagination

Watercolor Class Preview: How to frame and compose a painting based on imagination, not a reference photo How to mix powerful color combinations for beautiful sunsets How to apply wet-on-wet wash techniques to paint a stunning sky How to use negative painting to create the illusion of brightness How to paint ripples in the water … This content is only available to members.
Skies With Wispy Clouds

How To Paint Wispy Cirrus Clouds

Watercolor Class Preview: How to study and sketch cirrus clouds and mountains Drawing shapes and designing from careful observation rather than painting preconceived ideas of what objects should look like Wet-in-wet technique How to manage water and paint in order to create soft edges while painting How to paint the changing hues of the sky … This content is only available to members.
How to paint realistic snowy trees & bushes

How To Paint Realistic Snowy Trees & Bushes

Watercolor Class Preview: How to study snowy trees to prepare for a painting How to sketch realistic snowy trees without too much symmetry How to draw and paint negative space How to paint a winter scene of snowy trees and a bush Learn how to paint shadows on snow Learn about composition and how it … This content is only available to members.
Teddy Roosevelt, Watercolor, Steve Curl

How To Paint A Color Portrait From A Black & White Reference Photo

Watercolor Class Preview: How to capture a person’s likeness using watercolor paints How to convert a black-and-white picture into a full-color painting How to plan and sketch a person’s profile or portrait How to mix skin color, and determine different values and tones depending on the lighting How to paint crisp edges versus turning edges … This content is only available to members.
Seascape, Watercolor, Steve Curl

Classic Seascape From Start To Finish

Watercolor Class Preview: How to think through all the decisions required to paint a complete seascape How to prepare by drawing a thumbnail sketch to assess values How to establish your game plan for navigating all phases of a painting Techniques for painting fluffy clouds Tips for “painting white” using negative painting techniques How to paint water and … This content is only available to members.
Step-By-Step Bunny Portrait, Watercolor, Isabella Kung

Animal Portrait Of A Cute Holland Lop Bunny

Watercolor Class Preview: How to paint an animal portrait from start to finish How to sketch effectively from a reference photo Why drawing simple shapes when you first begin your drawing Why it is best to draw lightly and not too heavy when making your sketch Why it is important to start with the light color … This content is only available to members.
Watercolor Resist Techniques

4 Ways To Apply The Watercolor Resist Technique

Watercolor Class Preview: How to plan steps for a mixed media painting How the watercolor resist technique uses masking tape or painter’s tape How to use a masking pen for special star effects How to use oil crayons with watercolor for special effects What is glazing and how to apply the technique How to use a watercolor … This content is only available to members.
Landscape With Variegated Wash, Watercolor, Isabella Kung

Using The Variegated Wash Technique For A Dramatic Sky Landscape

Watercolor Class Preview: How to paint an abstract landscape Learn about the variegated wash technique and how to execute it effectively in your painting How to make a preliminary sketch of a landscape painting using a reference image What to capture in your initial sketch and what to avoid How to access the values in … This content is only available to members.
Boston Terrier, Watercolor, Vanda Lavar

Boston Terrier Dog Portrait

Watercolor Class Preview: Lavar gives a live lesson to a live audience, complete with questions from the audience How to paint a realistic dog portrait Why sketching and tracing paper is your safety net if your entire painting falls apart How to create highlights with liquid frisket (also called masking fluid) without ruining expensive brushes How … This content is only available to members.
Still Life Of Fruit, Watercolor, Isabella Kung

Sketching & Painting A Still Life Composition From Start To Finish

Watercolor Class Preview: Kung gives a live lesson to a live audience, complete with questions and comments from the audience How to paint a shiny surface (apple) versus a fuzzy surface (kiwi) Learn about the qualities to consider when choosing your subject, composition, and color scheme How to draw a sketch from a still life … This content is only available to members.

Close-Up Lily Flowers

Watercolor Class Preview: Kung gives a live lesson to a live audience, complete with questions and comments from the audience (and her cat!) How to paint a watercolor painting of lilies in three layers Learn why it is beneficial to tilt your paper while you are working How to utilize a reference image to determine … This content is only available to members.
How to design a still life composition

Designing A Still Life Composition

Watercolor Class Preview: Learn the basics of design and composition and how to carefully plan out a painting Learn about the different elements to consider when planning a still life painting, such as lighting, depth, and overlap How to create a quick rough sketch to plan out your painting and why it is important to … This content is only available to members.
Designing a scenic landscape composition

Designing A Scenic Landscape Composition

Watercolor Class Preview: Curl gives a live lesson to a live audience, complete with questions from the audience Learn about composition and design and how to get the best out your rectangular paper space Learn about the golden mean and how its guidelines can help you decide on the composition of your painting Learn about … This content is only available to members.
How to use watercolor supplies

Everything You Need To Know Before Your First Full Painting

Watercolor Class Preview: Curl gives a live lesson to a live audience, complete with questions from the audience Learn about the essential tools and supplies you will need to get started with watercolor painting How to work with the translucent qualities of watercolor painting Why it is best not to default to black and white paints … This content is only available to members.
Color Wheel And Color Theory, Watercolor, Isabella Kung

Introduction To The Color Wheel & Color Theory

Watercolor Class Preview: Kung gives a live lesson to a live audience, complete with questions from the audience Learn about color and how if affects the focal point, contrast, harmony, emotion, mood, time, and location in a painting Learn about primary colors and how they are used as the building blocks of all colors Learn … This content is only available to members.
Painting Techniques & Tips, Watercolor, Isabella Kung

13 Painting Techniques & Tips

Watercolor Class Preview: Learn some basic techniques and tricks you can use in your watercolor painting Learn about liquid frisket, how to prep your paintbrush to use frisket, and how apply frisket to your watercolor paper to preserve areas of white before you begin painting How to mix and apply a gradient wash to your … This content is only available to members.
White Fox, Watercolor, Isabella Kung

White Fox

Watercolor Class Preview: Kung gives a live lesson to a live audience, complete with questions from the audience Learn to paint a photo-realistic white fox How to plan your painting from light values to dark values How to preserve parts of white paper using liquid frisket before you begin painting How to prep and protect a … This content is only available to members.
Kitten, Watercolor, Vanda Lavar

Furry Tri-Colored Cat

Watercolor Class Preview: Lavar gives a live lesson to a live audience, complete with questions from the audience How to use watercolor frisket to preserve the white of the canvas to create highlights Learn about the properties of different watercolor paints, paintbrushes, watercolor paper, and illustration boards Learn about the grisaille watercolor painting technique and … This content is only available to members.

Understanding Perspective

Watercolor Class Preview: Learn the basics of creating accurate perspective in your paintings Why perspective is important when composing a painting Learn what a horizon and vanishing point is and how it relates to the rest of your painting How to choose the vanishing point in a painting How to sketch a drawing of a building … This content is only available to members.
Red Rose, Watercolor, Diana Bradley

Close-Up Red Rose

Watercolor Class Preview: How to transfer a sketch from tracing paper to watercolor paper How to mix shades of red for a rose with warm and cool colors How to paint rose petals with gradients, shadows, and highlights How to create hard and soft edges How to soften lines with water and/or tissue When to paint … This content is only available to members.
Sunset Bay, Watercolor, Vinita Pappas

Sunset Bay Beach Scene

Watercolor Class Preview: How to paint a beach scene featuring crashing waves, rocks, trees and skies Know the colors, brush sizes, paper, and other supplies you will need to paint the beach scene How to sketch out a beach scene as a guide before you begin painting How to tilt your painting board slightly and why it helps … This content is only available to members.
How to paint 8 common trees

How To Paint 8 Common Trees

Watercolor Class Preview: How to paint a gum tree Why it’s important to closely examine the tree you’re painting How to paint a pine tree How to paint a Christmas tree How to paint a fir tree How to mix different variations of green for highlights and shadows How to paint a palm tree How … This content is only available to members.
How to use warm and cool colors in your watercolor painting

How To Use Warm And Cool Colors

Watercolor Class Preview: How to mix and utilize different combinations of warm and cool colors in your watercolor painting What ideal brush sizes to use for the best control Learn a watercolor exercise to practice and experiment with mixing different colors together on a piece of watercolor paper Learn the benefits of leaving your watercolor paper free without … This content is only available to members.
Packing watercolor supplies safely for travel

How To Pack Your Watercolor Supplies Safely For Travel

Watercolor Class Preview: How to pack your watercolor painting supplies in a carry-on for long-distance travel How to pack watercolor paper without creasing Why use a good-quality watercolor sketchbook for travel How to correctly pack your paints, pallet and paintbrushes in a ziplock bag Why it is always important to be prepared and have all your materials secure while … This content is only available to members.
Masking Fluid Liquid Frisket

Masking Fluid/Liquid Frisket: Everything You Need To Know

Watercolor Class Preview: How to use masking fluid/liquid frisket in your watercolor painting What are the qualities of masking fluid and the effects and fine details you can achieve with it Why apply masking fluid with only dedicated old brushes How to use Post-it Correction & Cover-Up 1-Line Tape as an alternative to liquid frisket How to use a … This content is only available to members.
Multiple ways to paint leaves

Multiple Ways To Paint Great-Looking Leaves

Watercolor Class Preview: How to paint leaves with veins using the negative or positive painting technique How to prevent colors from blending together How to have complete control of your brush stroke How to mix natural leaf colors How to paint shadows How to paint highlights Why using frisket or a razor blade may not … This content is only available to members.
Saxophone Player Portrait, Watercolor 17x22, Vinita Pappas

Saxophone Player Portrait

Watercolor Class Preview: How to paint a portrait of a caucasian male How to paint a male face How to paint a shirt How to paint a saxophone How to paint an abstract background What colors to use for an abstract background Why paint standing up How to mix colors for painting skin tones Why an … This content is only available to members.
How to pick watercolor paper

How To Pick The Right Type Of Watercolor Paper

Watercolor Class Preview: What are the different characteristics to look for when shopping for paper, including brands, quality, texture, and weight What are the pros and cons of the different weights of watercolor paper When you might use 90-pound, 140-pound, and 300-pound watercolor paper to create different effects in your painting How to cut out the size of … This content is only available to members.
The Morning Walk, Watercolor, Vinita Pappas

Foggy Morning Landscape

Watercolor Class Preview: How to paint fog How to paint on wet paper How to be subtle with colors How to tilt your painting as it dries Why blow-drying your painting will stop you from achieving certain effects How to paint soft edges How to use dry brush strokes to paint trees How to do negative … This content is only available to members.
Ocean, Watercolor, Vinita Pappas

Ocean Crashing Against Rocky Shore

Watercolor Class Preview: How to use squirt bottles and spray bottles for special effects How to thin out watercolor paint How to mix ocean colors How to plan an abstract composition without sketching How to plan your points of interest by marking thirds on your paper’s edges Why a dot in the center of your paper helps … This content is only available to members.
Thankful, Watercolor, Vinita Pappas

Thankful

Watercolor Class Preview: How to paint a design without a reference photo How to draw an initial sketch using newsprint before transferring to watercolor paper Why tilting your canvas can help you quickly paint a large background wash How to paint more precisely by adjusting your grip How to paint letters Why sitting down helps … This content is only available to members.
Still Life With Tulips, Watercolor 15"x22", Vinita Pappas

Tulip Bouquet Still Life

Watercolor Class Preview: How to do a still-life painting How to prevent your wet paper from buckling when it dries How to paint a bouquet of tulip flowers Why painting petals on different flowers one at a time produces better results How to paint close-up glass containers How to plan a painting with lots of … This content is only available to members.
Spaulding Meadows, Watercolor, Vinita Pappas

Snowy Spaulding Meadows & Trees

Watercolor Class Preview: How to paint close-up trees with a mop brush Why painting upside-down helps you paint skies and mountains How to paint snow How to paint cast shadows How to create separation between your background and foreground Reference Photo (Click To Enlarge) Part 1 Click here to view in an alternate video player … This content is only available to members.
South Myrtle Barn, Watercolor, Vinita Pappas

Sunlit South Myrtle Barn Under Cloudy Skies

Watercolor Class Preview: How to paint clouds in perspective. How to use color temperature to suggest distance. How to paint a close-up tree. How to paint a barn. How to create texture with a dry brush. How to cast shadows. What to do when a painting looks “off.” How to pick up paint to lighten … This content is only available to members.
Rocky Ridge, Watercolor, Vinita Pappas

Using Tissue Paper & Gesso For Rocky Textures

Watercolor Class Preview: How to create a mixed media painting. How to work with gesso. How to create textures with tissue paper. How to paint on tissue paper. How to pour paint onto paper. How to tilt your paper to drip your paint for special effects. How to paint shadows. How spray bottles help you paint … This content is only available to members.
Pathway To Spring Bouquet, Watercolor, Vinita Pappas

Pathway To Spring Bouquet

Watercolor Class Preview: Why 300 lb paper is sometimes a better option than 140 lb paper. How to paint close-up flowers. Why certain brushes are more suitable for certain jobs. Why tilting your canvas can create special effects. How to balance a loose look with a more refined look. How to paint a close-up rose from start to … This content is only available to members.
Rock Creek Winter Landscape, Watercolor 15"x22", Vinita Pappas

Rock Creek Between Snowy Evergreen Trees

Watercolor Class Preview: How to create special effects with masking fluid without ruining your brush What colors to use for an overcast, snowy, winter scene How to paint a background wash How to take paint off with paper towels How to add texture with a spray bottle as paint is drying How to paint evergreen … This content is only available to members.
Goldfinch, Watercolor, Vinita Pappas

Goldfinch Bird On Mossy Branch

Watercolor Class Preview: How to paint a close-up bird. How to paint a blurry, out-of-focus background. How to paint moss. How to use a spray bottle for special effects. How to paint highlights and shadows. How to use paper towels to protect against splatters. Why you want to finger-paint sometimes. How to paint random brushstrokes that actually look … This content is only available to members.
Glenbrook Barn, Watercolor 22"x30", Vinita Pappas

Barns & Bushes in a Grassy Field

Watercolor Class Preview: How to paint on very large sheets of paper. How to paint a fall scene with fall colors. How to paint evening skies. How to paint clouds. How to paint a wash with a bead. How to transition colors in a wash. How to plan a background. How to paint mountains. How … This content is only available to members.
Fuschias, Vinita Pappas, Watercolor on Yupo 20"x13"

Fuschias Using Yupo Paper

Watercolor Class Preview: How to paint with yupo paper. How to paint fuschia flowers. How to use a stiff brush for background effects. How to paint interesting, but not distracting, backgrounds. How to connect your background to your foreground with color. How to use an X-Acto knife to score in lines. How to lift paint off … This content is only available to members.
Watercolor Flat Wash With A Bead

Flat Wash With A Bead

Watercolor Class Preview: How to practice painting washes, an essential and common technique. How to transition colors in a wash. Full Video Click here to view in an alternate video player This content is only available to members.
Color & Brush Skills For Watercolor Beginners

Color & Brush Concepts

Watercolor Class Preview: How to tape down your watercolor paper without ripping paper later. How paint travels on wet paper versus dry paper and why that matters. How watercolor paper is different than regular paper. How to paint gradients and properly transition colors. How to paint layers the right way to influence colors. How to … This content is only available to members.
Watercolor Paint Consistency Techniques

Paint Consistencies

Watercolor Class Preview: Why most amateur painters only use 2 paint consistencies and how you can use 4. How to manipulate paint into 4 consistencies. When to consider changing your paint consistency as you’re painting. Full Video Click here to view in an alternate video player This content is only available to members.
Mixing Colors for Watercolor Painting

Mixing Colors

Watercolor Class Preview: What to look for when buying a watercolor palette. Why “tinting strength” makes the difference between mixing colors and mixing mud. How to select your paints for your palette. Why “paint personality” is more important than paint brand. Why a spray bottle is your most important color mixing tool. Why you shouldn’t always clean … This content is only available to members.
Boats, Watercolor, Vinita Pappas

Docked Boats In Sunny Waters

Watercolor Class Preview: How to elevate your canvas to paint a sky with clouds. When to paint with your canvas upside-down. How to paint a horizon. How to make the foreground pop out against the background. How to create the illusion of depth. Why you’ll choose a larger canvas over a smaller canvas. How to transition colors. … This content is only available to members.
Bend Street, Watercolor, Vinita Pappas

Bend Street

Watercolor Class Preview: Why you should tilt your paper to create different effects. Why speed is critical for creating initial color washes. How to paint a street scene. Why brush wetness influences color transitions. How to paint people. How warm and cool colors can create the illusion of depth. How to paint dogs. How to paint … This content is only available to members.
Rainy Day In Seattle, Watercolor, Vinita Pappas

Rainy Day In Seattle

Watercolor Class Preview: How to paint a street scene. How to paint reflections. How to use colors to create a mood for a rainy day. How to highlight the foreground against the background. How to paint an initial wash without streaking. How to paint buildings. How to create highlights by using a palette knife on damp paint. How … This content is only available to members.
Pikes Market, Watercolor, Vinita Pappas

Inside Pikes Market

Watercolor Class Preview: How to paint a sunlit indoor scene. What you’re trying to achieve with your initial wash. How to use paper towels to create highlights. How to make decisions that reinforce your painting’s core story. How to paint neon lights. How to paint sunlight indoors. How to paint people. How to pick colors … This content is only available to members.
"Morning Field" by Vinita Pappas, Plein Air Watercolor, 7" x 11"

Morning Field

Watercolor Class Preview: How to prepare color schemes for plein air paintings. Why you want to scribble an initial thumbnail sketch. How to pick the right size of watercolor paper for plein air. Why temperature and wind should influence your planning. How to paint fields. How to paint trees. How to paint shadows. How to paint clouds. … This content is only available to members.
3 Limes On Lime St, Watercolor, Greg Conley

3 Limes On Lime Street

Watercolor Class Preview: How to paint close-up limes How to paint highlights and shadows How to paint reflections How to layer glazes How to add texture Click here to view in an alternate video player This content is only available to members.
Acrylic Flowers Painting Technique

Flowers Using Acrylic Paint

Watercolor Class Preview: How to use acrylic paint. When to paint with a kitchen sponge for special effects. When to paint with a palette knife for special effects. When to let paint dry before continuing. How to paint flowers. How to negative paint. How to paint glass. How to create abstract effects. Part 1 Click … This content is only available to members.
How to paint a harbor view scene

Boats In Harbor

Watercolor Class Preview: How to paint an overcast sky. How to paint water. When to let paint dry before continuing. How to paint buildings. How to separate foreground from background. Why you want to keep backgrounds simple. How to paint mist. How to paint boats. Why you want to plan your steps before starting. How … This content is only available to members.