Online Watercolor Painting Class

June 23, 2020 – 6pm to 8pm – $20

Painting A Scene In Afternoon Light

In this lesson, we’ll paint an ordinary scene with dramatic afternoon light.
To accomplish this, we’ll start with a simplified, abstract value composition that clearly defines large value shapes. The value sketch has been created from the photo of a really ordinary scene.

It’s a bit complex but we’ll go through, step by step making it easy for anyone to follow.

Download these things:
Drawing layout:
Value sketch:

What you’ll need

Brushes – 1 1/2″, Flat, 1″,  Flat, 1/4″ Flat, Medium Round, Small Round, and Rigger .
Colors – Permanent Alizarin Crimson, Daniel Smith Quinacridone Deep Gold, DaVinci Aureolin Mix, Cobalt Blue, Winsor Newton French Ultramarine Blue , Burnt Sienna
Watercolor paper – preferably Arches 140lb Cold Press cut to about 7″ x 11″ or so

It can be difficult to get really dark areas in watercolor. One of the best ways to make sure you do is with a value scale. You may already have one of those commercial value scales that are often included with color wheels. It’s easy to create an abbreviated, five-step scale that will work just fine. Click here for a short video on how to create a five step value scale –

Transfer to your watercolor paper. Either copy the layout freehand or trace onto your paper.
You can use any window as a light box – this short video shows you how:

Suggested Materials: I recommend a basic set of watercolor materials for this class. Download from my website using the link below.

Click here to download a comprehensive list of basic watercolor materials and supplies


Online Meeting Info

Watercolor Studio Meets Online Via Zoom.  Each week’s class will be announced by email.

Your Fee payment is your RSVP. Once you have RSVP’d, I’ll forward the Zoom meeting information for the week.