Everything You Need To Know Before Your First Full Painting - Key Tips in Three Videos.

Steve Curl covers the essential tools and supplies needed to get started with watercolor painting. Steve explains how to work with the translucent qualities of watercolor painting and why it is best not to default to black and white paints when starting out. High-quality paints, brushes, and watercolor paper are recommended, and the differences between synthetic and sable paintbrushes are discussed. The tutorial also covers how to take care of watercolor supplies and how to store and protect them, as well as how to use the supplies effectively and navigate a painting properly. Techniques such as a swatch chart exercise and planning ahead in watercolor painting are discussed, as well as two basic building blocks of watercolor painting: the flat wash and the graded wash. The effects of shadow, changing the value of a color, and preventing colors from bleeding together are also covered. Finally, the tutorial explains how to test when a painting is dry, how to properly apply a flat wash, and how to paint a graded wash. The instructor also demonstrates how to soften a painted edge and how to lift out color or fix a mistake using a clean, wet paintbrush while the paint is still wet.
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 when you first get started Why it is important to buy high-quality paints, brushes, and watercolor paper instead of buying cheap supplies How to use a pen knife to remove a sheet from a block of watercolor paper Learn about the different qualities of cold pressed, hot pressed, and rough watercolor paper and when you might use each type of paper Learn about the qualities of the different weights of paper available and the effects you can achieve with each Learn about the differences between synthetic and sable paintbrushes and what qualities to look for in a good paintbrush How to take proper care of your watercolor supplies and how to store and protect them How to use your watercolor supplies effectively and navigate a painting properly How to make your working process easy and efficient while you are painting How to correctly hold your...

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Steve Curl
Steve Curl

Painter

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