A Watercolor Lesson for Beginners
I was really feeling the spring vibes the day I climbed up and peeked in the Robin’s nest and saw these three eggs. Of course I painted the nest in my “Finding Joy” journal later that day!
I realized the bird’s nest was the perfect subject to share my watercolor painting process. So, I painted it again and recorded it for you.
Here’s what you’ll need to paint your own nest:
- Watercolor or multimedia paper
- Watercolor paints. I used brown, black, turquoise, orange, hooker’s green, raw sienna (tan)
- Paintbrushes – round in medium to small (thin) sizes
- Container of water, paper towel, scrap of paper
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Watercolor Techniques you’ll learn:
- Painting layers
- Painting wet
- Painting dry
- Lightening colors with water
- Mixing complements to create the perfect shadow color.
I hope you’ll paint along to the video!
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Here’s the reference photo I took:
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