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Watercolor Lemon: A Multi-Medium Study (Class 1 of 3)

——   Created by Daniela Mellen

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Watercolors offer the chance to add brush strokes, transparent layers, and gentle blends when painting illustrations. All of these techniques are practiced in today’s class, resulting in a brilliantly colored painting of lemons on a branch.

The painting is based on a sketch, which can be made using the downloadable Lemon Template. A lesson shows some modifications that can be made to the sketch to add or change leaves, the orientation, or overall feel of the drawing. Six painting lessons follow, showing step-by-step instructions for practicing watercolor techniques. Lastly, a Class Wrap Up offers some ideas for variations and gives a sneak peek at upcoming classes using the same Lemon Template.

The course project

For your Class Project, create a pencil sketch of lemons on a branch, as shown in the downloadable Lemon Template. Add leaves and additional fruit to the template, as desired.

Begin painting your design, selecting colors to use for the lemons and leaves. Once your painting is dry, erase the pencil marks, and add any final touches with paint, to sharpen edges or enhance vibrancy.

10 Lessons

2 mins
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2 mins
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3 mins
Using the template
3 mins
Painting the background
5 mins
Painting the lemons
5 mins
Painting the leaves
3 mins
Adding color to the leaves
3 mins
Painting the branch
3 mins
Painting final touches
3 mins
Wrap up

About the instructor

Daniela  Mellen

I live in coastal Florida and surrounded by plants, animals, marine life, and the warm sun - all things that inspire me.

I am drawn …

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Class benefits

  • Certificate of Completion
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  • Project included
  • Direct teacher access
  • 27m of on-demand video
  • 2 downloadable files
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