Watercolor and Walnut ink abstracts

——   Created by Denise Love

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More about this course

Hello, my friend! Welcome to class.

In this class, I'm going to show you a fun technique I like to do with watercolors. I love experimenting with my supplies and seeing what fun things I can come up with while just letting myself go with the flow. Letting them lead me to where ever we end up. We'll play with watercolor and walnut ink in this class... along with some bold mark-making for some interesting abstract pieces.

This class is for you if:

  • You love learning new techniques for your art
  • You are interested in learning more about watercolors and making some fun pieces
  • You love experimenting with art supplies
  • You love watching how others approach their painting practice

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.

  • Watercolor paper - I Iike cold press watercolor paper about 140lb for most projects
  • A few sizes of watercolor brushes
  • Watercolor paints - Start with what you have in a few of your favorite colors
  • Walnut ink... or some coffee if you don't have access to the walnut ink. (or brown watercolor would work just fine too... but I like experimenting with different supplies so I learn how they work with each other.)
  • Some mark-making tools - pencils, micron pens, etc... your choice on these.

In this class, I have kept the supplies I'm using pretty simple... please start with what you have and add some stuff from there if you think you'd love any of the ones I'm using. 

The course project

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 these projects. 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. Play with your mark making too. These are fun and relaxing to make - be sure to come back and share some with us in the projects area! 

4 Lessons

0:02:39
Welcome
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0:05:43
Supplies
0:14:37
Abstract project - color blocking
0:17:19
Abstract project - adding details
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Class benefits

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  • 30 day satisfaction guarantee
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  • Project included
  • Direct teacher access
  • 40m of on-demand video
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About the instructor

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 …

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