Impressionistic Poppies - Step by Step Watercolor Tutorial

Learn to Create Impressionistic Poppies with Granulating Watercolors
What you'll learn
  • Working with granulation pigments
  • Painting poppy flowers with blurry effects  
  • Painting grass texture with help of granulation
  • Creating contrast between for- and background flowers
  • Learning to enjoy wet technique in sketching flowers 
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Course description

Capturing all the poppy flowers petals and veins can be challenging, though a combination of blurry and detailed flowers will help you to create realistic flowers in an impressionistic manner.

You will learn how to let watercolor paint flow and enjoy how water can create wonderful effects almost without your control.

This is a racording 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.
Colors Yana is using:
- Lunar Black from Daniel Smith in a tube or Oxid Black/Yellow - Dusk from Van Gogh
- Lavender (Van Gogh/Mijello) or Royal Blue (Sennelier)
- Permanent Red (Van Gogh/Mijello)
- Cadmium Orange (Rembrandt) or Vermilion (Mijello)
- Indigo (Schmincke)
- Royal Blue (Sennelier)
- Olive green (Sennelier)
- Madder lake deep (Van Gogh)
- Quinacridone Coral (Daniel Smith)
- Dioxazine purple (White Nights)
- White opaque

- Flat goat brush/Hake brush 3-5 cm,
- Round synthetic brush Escoda Perla #10
- Calligraphy brush, hair mix, 1 cm
- Schlepper brush/Rigger brush/Liner brush, natural hair (sable/Kolinsky) #1

- 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
- Salt

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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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  • Content :
    2 lessons
  • Duration :
    1h 57m
  • Level :
    All levels
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