Beginner | 1 hour
Taught by Lindsay Stripling
Part 2 is chock full of intermediate techniques, all of which are used to make intriguing circular landscapes (or orbs). Lindsay shows you how to create white space and add textures, including adding walnut ink to watercolor and using masking fluid. You will then put these skills into practice, creating abstract landscapes and horizon lines with both wet-on-wet and dry-on-wet techniques.
Learn how to:
  • Use walnut ink to add texture and variety
  • Devise horizon lines using different techniques
  • Create whitespace with masking fluid
  • Add details using gouache

Chapters
Painting Landscape Orbs
00:24
00:18
Creating Textures and Landscapes with Watercolors
09:30
07:44
07:53
Materials
Here’s what you’ll need:
  • Materials from Part 1, Plus:
  • Walnut ink
  • Wells for walnut ink
  • Masking fluid (Lindsay uses Frisket)
  • Old brush for masking fluid
  • Titanium white gouache (Lindsay uses M. Graham & Co. Titanium White)
  • Discussion
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    Transcript
    Playing with Watercolor
    Part 1:
    Playing with Watercolor: Mixing Colors and Creating Charts
    Lindsay Stripling
    Learn the essentials of working with your paints and brushes to create gorgeous washes in Part 1. Lindsay shows you how to create a color chart with customized tints and shades, as well as how to blend primary colors to create neutrals. Finally, Lindsay shows you how to clean up your workspace and care for your tools.
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    Part 2:
    Playing with Watercolor: Part 2 - Painting Landscape Orbs
    Lindsay Stripling
    Part 2 is chock full of intermediate techniques, all of which are used to make intriguing circular landscapes (or orbs). Lindsay shows you how to create white space and add textures, including adding walnut ink to watercolor and using masking fluid. You will then put these skills into practice, creating abstract landscapes and horizon lines with both wet-on-wet and dry-on-wet techniques.
    Part 3:
    Playing with Watercolor: Part 3 - Painted and Collaged Landscapes
    Lindsay Stripling
    In the third and final part of Playing with Watercolor, Lindsay leads you through exercises for combining paintings with collage, resulting in highly textured artwork. You will learn how to create glazed layers and add salt for texture, then put everything together to create a collaged landscape filled with color and depth.
     
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