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Fun Lake Scene Teaches Watercolor Techniques For Water & Reflections

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The award-winning painter, Steve Curl, teaches you how to paint a boat on a shimmery lake using classic watercolor techniques such as the “wet-in-wet” technique (also called the “variegated wash” technique). Want to watch the video version? The full tutorial is available to members of our Watercolor University.

Materials Used In This Watercolor Class:

  • A sheet of Arches cold press watercolor paper (140lb, size 12″ x 16″)
  • HB or 2B pencil
  • Kneaded eraser
  • Ruler
  • Painting palette for watercolor paints
  • A container of water
  • A towel or rag to rest brushes on
  • Tissue or paper towels
  • A credit card, or anything with a thin but strong plastic edge

Paints (Holbein Artist’s Watercolors)

  • Lemon Yellow
  • Aureolin
  • Cadmium Yellow Light
  • Cadmium Yellow Orange
  • Cadmium Red Purple
  • Permanent Violet
  • Greenish Yellow
  • Sap Green
  • Hooker’s Green
  • Cadmium Green Deep
  • Cerulean Blue
  • Cobalt Blue Hue
  • Ultramarine Deep
  • Burnt Sienna
  • Payne’s Grey
  • Neutral Tint

Brushes

  • Silver Brush Black Velvet: Jumbo Round mop brush (medium)
  • Stratford & York Warwick Series: Round sable brush (size 6)
  • Stratford & York Warwick Series: Round sable brush (size 8)
  • Stratford & York Warwick Series: Round sable brush (size 12)
  • Large flat brush with a clean edge