Watercolor Painting Essentials

——   Created by Darren Yeo

Beach Landscapes

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Hi, I'm Darren from Watercolour Mentor, and in this class, I'll show you the FUN and EASY way to enter into the world of watercolors. You'll have fun painting 6 simple, yet beautiful Beach Landscape paintings, that you'll be proud to show your friends and family. By the end of this course, you will have the confidence and skills to understand how to paint any beach landscape scene in half an hour or less.

This comprehensive class contains 6 full landscape painting demonstrations of varying complexity. I will walk you through how to complete each painting step by step as you follow along!

In this Watercolor Painting Essentials: Beach Landscapes course, I will cover important topics such as:

  • Materials - what paints, paper, and brushes you will need.
  • 6 full demonstrations that will guide you along so you can create similar results
  • I'll touch on light sources and how to paint realistic shadows.
  • How to sketch a subject easily by simplifying a landscape into basic shapes, and using a combination of loose and accurate drawing/painting styles.
  • Hands-on lessons on essential watercolor techniques such as wet-in-wet and wet-on-dry, dry brush and paint 'flicking'.
  • How to paint clouds, water and land.

Join me in this class - let's make painting fun and easy!

*The reference photos attached in the class projects are royalty free images covered by the Creative Commons Zero (CC0) license. 

Demonstration Paintings:

The course project

For the class project, referring to my completed paintings or the attached photos below as a reference, lightly sketch in the outline(s) of the landscape you would like to paint. Feel free to change the position of the figures, rocks, waves or add in additional elements such as trees or boats.

Using the tips and techniques shown in this class, create your own paintings for one or more of the scenes demonstrated. If you're feeling adventurous, try finding your own reference picture and use the tips and techniques to create your own unique painting.

Upload your creations under projects! If you have any questions, let me know in the discussions/projects and I will reply back to you.

*The reference photos attached in the class projects are royalty free images covered by the Creative Commons Zero (CC0) license. 

9 Lessons

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Sunny beach
Umbrellas on the beach
Beach headland and figure
Rocky beach and sky
Simple figures on a beach
Jetty, Figures on Beach
Class project
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About the instructor

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 much value as possible in my courses, and different subjects to paint, so students can pick and choose which lectures interest them the most. Need …

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