Whimsical Watercolor Abstracts

——   Created by Denise Love

Create fun, layered, whimsical watercolor abstracts

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In this class, I'm going to show you how I make these fun, layered, whimsical watercolor abstracts. We'll be doing a couple of interesting color palettes in class and I'll give you some ideas for coming up with color palettes for yourself if you are feeling stuck. 

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 little abstract 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 and hot press about 140lb for most projects 
  • Various paintbrushes and mark making tools
  • Watercolor paints - Start with what you have in a few of your favorite colors

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 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. Play with your mark-making. Make yourself a little mark-making sheet as I show you in the class with some marks you like so you'll have some inspiration while you are creating!

7 Lessons

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Color inspiration
Getting started color blocking
Adding some mark making and color
Second set in another colorway
Finishing up with marks and color
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  • Project included
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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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