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Beginner Watercolor Abstracts: Paint Vibrant, Energetic Color Fields

——   Created by Jessica Sanders

Painting for the Joy of the Process

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Hi, I’m Jessica Sanders, an artist and teacher who loves inspiring joy and creativity in you through watercolor and mixed-media art.

Beginner Watercolor Painting: Vibrant, Energetic Abstract Color Fields

Welcome to class! Let's paint wonderful abstract color field paintings together!  

In this beginner class, we will create fun and easy abstract watercolor paintings. :) I'll be with you every step of the way, as we paint and explore our watercolors through abstract color field painting. 

First, we will take a look at our color wheel and choose our colors. I hope to inspire you to be very brave and choose contrasting colors to create vibrant, energetic paintings!

Next, we'll chat a little about the composition "Rule of Thirds".

Once we have our plan for colors and composition, we are on to painting! I demonstrate 3 different color fields you can paint to create a cohesive collection (a set!) of paintings that you can frame and hang on your wall. 

I focus on the basics, explaining each step as we paint together. 

We will practice watercolor techniques through our painting process, such as flat washes, gradient washes, and more. I walk you through the entire process, real time, and share my thoughts, tips, and tricks along the way.

So, I hope you will join me and explore watercolor together!

And, almost like magic, our watercolor skills will grow!

Happy Painting,


The course project

For your project, please create one, two, or even three abstract watercolor paintings!  

I encourage you to keep it simple by choosing only 2 contrasting colors for your first painting. If you want to explore more, add 1-2 more colors that will blend nicely with your first choice. (See Lesson 8: Abstract 2 Color Selection for helpful tips for picking your third and fourth colors.)

Please snap some photos and share your project in the Project section. Let me know if you have questions or would like feedback for your paintings!  

I am so excited to see what you do!! 

Thank you so much for taking my class! 

Happy Painting,


12 Lessons

3 mins
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2 mins
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1 min
To Tape or Not To Tape?
3 mins
Choosing Complementary Colors with the Color Wheel
1 min
Rule of Thirds Composition Chat
9 mins
Paint the Painting: Abstract Color Field 1
6 mins
Color Selection "Stripey" Abstract Color Field
12 mins
Paint the Painting! "Stripey" Abstract Color Field
13 mins
Paint the Painting! Gradient Abstract Color Field
3 mins
Results Chat
3 mins
Project Chat
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1 min
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About the instructor

Jessica Sanders
Jessica Sanders
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I'm Jessica, an artist, online teacher, and content creator, living in Houston, Texas. My passion is exploring art, creativity, and art supplies! It makes me …

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