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Famous Painting Study #5: Monet’s Water Lilies

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It’s time for famous painting number 5, where we’ll be studying a painting from Claude Monet’s Water Lilies series. In recreating this masterpiece, artist William “Bill” Dunn plays with color temperature to infuse the painting with an illusion of depth. Want to watch the video version? The full tutorial is available to members of our Watercolor University.

Materials Used In This Watercolor Study:

  • Reference picture of Monet’s Water Lilies
  • A block of Hahnemühle’s Cornwall cold press watercolor paper (210lb, size 9.4″ x 12.6″)
  • Pentel Graphgear 1000 automatic drafting pencil, 0.7mm lead size with 2B lead
  • Painting palette for watercolor paints
  • A container of water
  • Paper towels or a rag
  • A tabletop easel or a box to prop your painting on
  • A spray bottle with clean water
  • Staedtler Mars Plastic eraser
  • Auxiliary plate or palette for gouache paint

Paints (Holbein Artists’ Watercolors)

  • Brilliant Pink
  • Cerulean Blue
  • Cobalt Green
  • Turquoise Blue
  • Phthalo Blue
  • Permanent Alizarin Crimson
  • Pyrrole Red
  • Carmine
  • Cadmium Yellow Lemon
  • Naples Yellow
  • Olive Green

Daniel Smith’s Extra Fine Watercolors

  • Cobalt Blue Hue
  • Carbazole Violet
  • Chromium Green Oxide

Holbein Artists’ Gouache

  • Permanent White

Brushes

  • Escoda Perla Joseph Zbukvic Series: Round brush (no. 20)
  • Escoda Perla Joseph Zbukvic Series: Round brush (no. 12)
  • Escoda Perla Joseph Zbukvic Series: Round brush (no. 8)
  • Winsor & Newton Sceptre Gold II Series 303: Short handle lettering/rigger brush (no. 1)