Daily Painting Challenge: Flowers, Fruits and the Natural World
Intermediate | 7 hours 33 min
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Join artist and illustrator Carolyn Gavin for a month of exploring color. Using both gouache and watercolor, Carolyn will demonstrate how she works from reference and imagination to create her paintings. She begins the daily challenge with her signature florals, then works through the month using fruits, veggies, and household objects as subjects. You’ll experiment with shape and color and learn how to let inspiration guide you along your painting journey. Finish your paintings by adding detail with pen and ink to create a month of beautifully rich paintings. 
 
Here’s what you’ll need:
  • Arches Aquarelle cold pressed watercolor pad
  • Mixed media sketchbook
  • Holbein Watercolor Paints in the following colors: Opera Pink, Brilliant Orange, Vermillion Hue, Yellow Ochre, Yellow Grey, Cobalt Green, Horizon Blue, Permanent Green, Terre Verte, Permanent Green No. 2, Veridian Hue, Permanent Yellow Deep, Cadmium Yellow Lemon, Burnt Umber, Burnt Sienna, Mineral Violet, Bright Rose, Quinacridone Violet, Manganese Blue, Rose Madder, Crimson Lake, Shell Pink, Jaune Brilliant
  • Holbein Acryla Gouache in the following colors: Yellow Orange, Lemon Yellow, Mustard Yellow, Deep Yellow, Light Green, Grass Green, Deep Green, Burnt Umber, Titanium White, Peacock Blue
  • Optional: Japanese Kuretake watercolor pan set
  • Escoda brushes in size 2, 4, 6, 10 (filbert and round)
  • Flat brush no 10
  • Nib ink pen by E+M
  • Dr. Ph. Martin's black ink or India ink
  • Pentel Finito pen
  • Pentel Slicci pen
  • Faber-Castell Polychromos pens
  • Disposable palette
  • Paper towel
  • Binder clips
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Learn how to:
  • Work with gouache
  • Work with watercolor
  • Paint from the imagination
  • Paint using a photograph for reference
  • Use a dip pen and ink to add details

What You'll Get:
  • A 31-day series of easy-to-follow video lessons on how to paint images from the natural world 
  • 31 HD video lessons you can access online anytime, anywhere 
  • Detailed supply list 
  • Step-by-step instructions by expert illustrator Carolyn Gavin 
  • The ability to leave comments, ask questions and interact with other students
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Bonnie Riggi
I like the artist’s loose style and how she encourages the viewer to experiment with paint, shapes, colors and different subjects. Video is well photographed. Great class for someone interested in abstract illustration.
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Néstor Alonso
Wonderful an inspirational class.
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Marilyn55 Molluzzo
wondeful.
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