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Paint Vibrant Landscapes In Watercolor

——   Created by Darren Yeo

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4h 10m
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Hi, I'm Darren from Watercolour Mentor. In this class, you'll learn how to create fresh and vibrant watercolour landscapes by following my 3 step layering process. Learn to build your confidence by using bright and bold colours. You'll learn to be bold in your brushstrokes and colours to create some beautiful impressionistic landscapes. Show them off to your friends and family!

Many beginners often paint too light, too dark, or in the same tone. This can lead to flat paintings that lack character. Colour also plays an important role. Using complementary colours, or more simply, warm/cool colours next to one another, creates stunning compositions that demand attention!

I'll be covering:

  • Sketching - how to reduce a photo or scene in front of you down to essentials and pick out elements and objects of focus.
  • Layering - learn how you only need 2-3 layers in order to complete a watercolor painting.
  • How to use colour effectively to create areas of interest of portray the mood of a scene.
  • How to use tone, or light and dark areas to create depth and richness in your paintings.

Demonstration Paintings:

The course project

For the class project, follow along to the sketching and painting demonstrations (all 4 landscapes have a pencil sketching and watercolour painting component). It is important to complete the sketching exercises in each landscape scene, as this provides you with an opportunity to practice composing a painting. This will increase your confidence in completing your painting and more importantly allow you to plan.

If you have finished the 4 landscapes featured in this class, pick a royalty free photograph or perhaps one of your own landscape photographs, and using the process and techniques described in this class, create your own unique painting.

Finally, upload your painting(s) in the project section! If you have questions or would like feedback on your work, let me know and I will get back to you.

Note: Scanned images of my final paintings, as well as the original (royalty free) reference photographs are included below.

11 Lessons

3 mins
8 mins
Materials Required and Tips
28 mins
Venice Landscape: Light Areas
27 mins
Venice Landscape: Dark Areas
30 mins
St Petersburg: Light Areas
30 mins
St Petersburg: Dark Areas
29 mins
Manhattan Street: Light Areas
29 mins
Manhattan Street: Dark Areas
35 mins
Myanmar Street: Light Areas
35 mins
Myanmar Street: Dark Areas
2 mins
Class Project

About the instructor

Darren Yeo
Darren Yeo
  • 31 courses

Hi, I'm Darren from Watercolour Mentor, and I'm here to Mentor, Encourage and Inspire you in your watercolour journey! I like to provide as …

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Class benefits

  • Certificate of Completion
  • 30 day satisfaction guarantee
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  • Project included
  • Direct teacher access
  • 4h 10m of on-demand video
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