In this class, I'm going to show you a fun technique I like to do with watercolors. I use this to swatch out colors, experiment with color palettes... and then turn my little experiments into abstract art with some mark-making. This is such a fun way to experiment with colors and try out new color palettes. It's good for seeing how your materials work together too. I'm calling these color samplers since my main goal is to swatch out and experiment with my watercolors... but you might have other goals for these once you make a few and see how beautiful they turn out!
We'll start out in our sketchbooks to get started, then move on to larger pieces of loose paper to do some art inspired by colors we tried out in our practice pieces.
In this class, I'm going to go over the supplies I'm using below - but I encourage you to use what you have to get started. I will also go a bit more in-depth about different watercolor brands and grades so you'll know what you might want to try out when you go looking.
This class is for you if:
Supplies: I encourage you to use your supplies you have on hand to do your projects. You do not have to purchase any specific supplies for this class. It is all about experimenting with the supplies you have and learning to let loose.
That is the majority of supplies I am using... but as I mentioned above - don't think you need to go out and buy tons of new supplies (unless you just want to...). Try this project with some of the supplies you have on hand and grow from there.
By the end of this class, you'll be inspired and ready to create some beautiful art of your own.
Your project: Is to get out your watercolors and play! I want you to experiment with colors and mark-making. There is no wrong way to do this project. You cannot make mistakes. I want you to first play with some colors you like, then venture out to some color combos you wouldn't normally gravitate to. I love using these as my color swatching to see what colors are and do... then add some marks to turn them into little abstract pieces I can enjoy in my studio.
I'm Denise, an artist, and photographer. I'm really passionate about sharing what I have learned with others and creating workshops is what I really enjoy. I started 2 Lil' Owls Studio in 2012 - and that's where I share digital art tools for photography, photography workshops, art workshops, and more. I …View full profile
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