Contrast Light in Sunset with Watercolor

Learn to use watercolor transparency and improve your brush work
What you'll learn
  • How to combine wet-on-dry and wet-on-wet watercolor techniques
  • How to make a light effect
  • How to use many colors in one painting without getting dirty blend
  • How to master watercolor transparency for detailing
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Course description

Are you just in the beginning of your journey of becoming an artist and looking for pleasant experience by creating breathtaking watercolor pictures with soft color transitions? Then this live stream is right for you.

Capturing the light is one of Maria's favorite things in painting. She mastered the art or transferring the light physics into the paper while preserving the natural look of watercolor.

In this class Maria is going to show you how to create a simple but spectacular picture of contrasting light in sunset with watercolors.

This is a recording of a Live-Course.

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The class may be interesting both for beginners and advanced artists who never stop improving their technique.

Strong drawing skills are not required.


Arches: 100% cotton paper, cold pressed, 300 gsm (you can take any other paper with the same characteristics), 21x28 cm

- Naples yellow, Sennelier 567
- Naples yellow red, Rembrandt 224
- French vermilion, Sennelier 675
- Rose madder lake, Sennelier 690
- Indanthrene blue, Sennelier 395
- Neutral Tint, Sennelier 931

- Goat flat brush 3 cm or any wide flat natural brush for moistening the paper
- Round squirrel / squirrel mix / squirrel imitation brush (6-10 mm fits well)
- Small (about 3-6 mm ) round synthetic brush for details  (mixed / imitation / natural will do this job as well)

- Plastic or wooden board
- Cup of water
- Paper towels
- Masking tape
- Water spray (optional)

  • Bonus Lesson: Exercises
    Bonus Lesson: Exercises
  • Recording. Part 1
    Recording. Part 1
  • Recording. Part 2
    Recording. Part 2
  • Recording. Part 3
    Recording. Part 3
Maria Smirnova
Maria Smirnova
Watercolor artist and tutor
Maria is a passionate watercolorist, author of watercolor courses, video lesson’s creator, participant of different competitions and exhibitions. Her paintings can be found all around the world from the USA to Malaysia.  
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