Watercolor: Summer Forest. Beginners course

Paint light that breaks through crowns of trees
What you'll learn
  • basic techniques of watercolor painting: wet-on-wet and dry-on-wet.
  • how to depict light in watercolor work.
  • how to work with colors
  • how to show space and depth in your work with the right combination of colors.
  • different brush techniques.
  • how to draw the crown of trees, trunks and branches.
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Course description

The Summer Forest course is ideal for those who have long dreamed of painting with watercolors, but were afraid. The light that breaks through the crown only seems to be a challenging task to repeat at first sight. Even if you aren't familiar with the drawing at all and you've picked up the brush for the first time by following simple step-by-step instructions, you'll succeed.

In this curse you will learn the basic techniques of watercolor painting: wet on wet and dry on wet. You will also learn different brush techniques, and how to draw the crown of trees, trunks and branches.

And most importantly, after taking this course you will see that it is not difficult to paint with watercolors.

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The course does not require any prior knowledge.


Watercolor paper preferably 100% cotton, density not less than 300 g/m2. For example, the following manufacturers: Arches, W&N, Canson Watercolor. You can buy the paper both in blocks and as separate sheets.

Professional watercolour set from, White Nights, Schmincke, W&N and other professional series.
In cuvettes or tubes - it does not matter.

Colors that are used in the course:

  • Burnt Sienna
  • Ultramarine
  • Alizarin (cold red)
  • Aureolin
  • Grey Payne
  • Cobalt Blue
  • Transparent Orange
  • Transparent yellow
  • White gouache

If you already have brushes, take your usual set. If you buy, here are some recommendations: 

  • a middle-size round french brush out of natural hair (Da Vinci mix-b 3)
  • a fine synthetic brush for details
  • a synthetic flat brush
  • a soft flat brush to wet the sheet

Other necessary materials:

  • a plastic palette
  • a water tank
  • a paint tape
  • a paper towels
  • a spray
  • Materialien
  • Farbpalette
  • Erste Schicht
    Erste Schicht
  • Hintergrund
  • Rechter Baum
    Rechter Baum
  • Aeste
  • Details
  • Zusammenfassung
Students' works on this course
Rabi Alieva
Rabi Alieva
Watercolor artist
Rabi Alieva is a watercolor artist and designer who absorbs different methods and techniques of how to teach drawing. She gladly shares her experience of how to learn to draw impressive watercolors in a short time.  
This course includes:
  • Languages :
    de, ru
  • Subtitles :
    en, ru
  • Content :
    8 lessons
  • Duration :
    1h 28m
  • Level :
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