Beautiful Waterlilies - Step by Step Tutorial with Watercolor

Learn to Create Beautiful Waterlilies with Granulating Watercolors
What you'll learn
  • Working with granulation pigments
  • Painting water lilies with blurry effects
  • Using linear and air perspective while painting waterlilies 
  • Creating contrast between for- and background
  • Learning to enjoy wet-on-wet technique in painting plots with water
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Course description

Being inspired by the season of blooming waterlilies in the Netherlands, Yana  will teach you to paint these amazing flowers in wet-on-wet technique.

Capturing all the flowers’ and leaves’ details can be overwhelming for the composition, thus a good combination of blurry and detailed effects will support you in creating impressionistic vibe of your painting. You will learn how to let watercolor paint flow and enjoy how water can create amazing effects almost without your control.

This is a recording of a LIVE-COURSE.

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Watercolor paper:
- Arсhes - 100% cotton, cold pressed, 300gsm or
Saunders Waterford - 100% cotton, cold pressed, 300gsm and Cellulose paper for exercises

Professional watercolor paints:

Any professional brand will suit: Schmincke, White Nights, Sennelier, Daniel Smith, Rembrandt, Van Gogh etc.

- Royal Blue from Sennelier (or equivalent: Lavender/Verditer Blue)
- Lunar Black from Daniel Smith in a tube or Oxid - Black/Yellow Dusk from Van Gogh

Colors Yana will use:
- Royal Blue (Sennelier)
- Indigo (Schmincke
- Ultramarine (Van Gogh)
- Lemon Yellow (Schmincke)
- Green Gold (Winsor&Newton)/Olive green (Schmincke)
- Blue violet (Rembrandt)/any Purple
- Cadmium Orange (Rembrandt) 
- White opaque watercolor
- Any Granulating pigment (Lunar Black/Oxid Black/Yellow - Dusk/Cascade green)

- Flat goat brush/Hake brush 3-5 cm, 
- Round synthetic brush Escoda Ultimo #10, 
- Flat synthetic brush (Da Vinci Top Acryl #10) 
- Schlepper brush/Rigger brush/Liner brush, natural hair (sable/Kolinsky) #1 (e.g. Da Vinci Maestro Tobolsky 1203K #1)

- Masking fluid
- Plastic/Glass/any other water resistant board (not a wooden one)
- Pencil/eraser
- Paper towels
- 2 Cups of water
- Watercolor palette or a white plate

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Yana Ivannikova
Yana Ivannikova
Plain Air Artist
Yana Ivannikova is an artist working in different techniques, combining watercolor with soft pastels and other mediums to create a pure fusion of free flow of watercolor and solidness of other materials.
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