Intermediate | 2 hours
Taught by Yao Cheng
The second part of Yao’s intermediate watercolor course is chock full of techniques. Yao begins by demonstrating a simple layering technique, which takes full advantage of the transparent nature of watercolor. Once you’ve practiced layering shapes, Yao shares her technique for painting landscapes, moving from background to foreground and adding layers of dimension and texture. Every step of the way, Yao explains how to create a refined color palette so that your paintings will look cohesive and rich.
Learn how to:
  • Layer watercolors
  • Create a cohesive watercolor palette
  • Create a geometric layered abstract painting
  • Use painter’s tape to create clean painted edges
  • Approach painting landscapes
  • Apply tips and tricks for painting clouds, trees, and grass


Chapters
Layered Abstracts and Landscapes
00:54
01:37
Layering Techniques
10:59
22:07
08:39
Materials
Here’s what you’ll need:
  • Round-tip paintbrush (Yao uses sizes 6, 8, 14, and 24)
  • Mop brush (16 mm)
  • Bone folder
  • Watercolor paper (Yao uses Arches cold-press watercolor block)
  • Watercolors in a variety of colors (pinks, oranges, reds, ochre, golden yellow, lemon yellow, greens, turquoise, blues and blacks)
  • Two jars of water
  • Spray bottle for wetting paints (optional)
  • Painter’s tape
  • Paper towels
  • Discussion
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    Transcript
    Intermediate Watercolor
    Part 1:
    Intermediate Watercolor: Painting Florals
    Yao Cheng
    Learn how to paint gorgeous, gestural florals that reflect the vitality and energy of a freshly picked flower. This class is not about capturing the detail in every petal and leaf – what’s more important is focusing on the composition and the movement of the arrangement. Once you’ve learned how to create leaves and single stem flowers, you’ll learn how to combine these elements to paint a stunning bouquet.
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    Intermediate Watercolor: Layered Abstracts and Landscapes
    Yao Cheng
    The second part of Yao’s intermediate watercolor course is chock full of techniques. Yao begins by demonstrating a simple layering technique, which takes full advantage of the transparent nature of watercolor. Once you’ve practiced layering shapes, Yao shares her technique for painting landscapes, moving from background to foreground and adding layers of dimension and texture. Every step of the way, Yao explains how to create a refined color palette so that your paintings will look cohesive and rich.
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