Watercolor Painting in the Garden
Intermediate | 47 min 19 sec
Watercolor Painting in the Garden
Landscape Paintings
Floral Studies
Yao Cheng’s rich, energetic style of painting truly comes to life when she paints outdoors. In this plein-air style class, she shares her approach to going outside to paint from life – a skill that will add new dimension to your watercolor practice. Learn how Yao works quickly to combat ever-changing light, and how she simplifies a landscape or a rose in bloom to capture the feeling of the focal point with efficient and bold brush strokes. Join Yao as she paints in various locations at San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park, celebrating the beauty and simplicity of nature in all its forms. 
Here’s what you’ll need:
  • Small foldable palette
  • Watercolor Sketchbook (Yao uses Canson Montval Field Watercolor, 11” x 14”)
  • Watercolor brushes (Yao uses Princeton Art & Brush Rounds - 4050R 6, 12, 16; Neptune 8; Velvetouch 8)
  • Winsor & Newton Professional Watercolors (Yao uses Winsor Lemon, Winsor Yellow, Winsor Yellow Deep, Yellow Ochre, Orange [Red Shade], Scarlet Lake, Opera Rose, Permanent Magenta, Permanent Sap Green, Hooker’s Green, Cobalt Turquoise Light, Manganese Blue Hue, Ultramarine Blue [Green Shade], Ultramarine Violet, Brown Ochre, Burnt Umber, Sepia, Ivory Black)
  • Brush travel pouch
  • Small water jar with screw top
  • Paper towels
  • Sunscreen and a hat
Learn how to:
  • Paint outdoors
  • Simplify a landscape into its basic elements
  • Work quickly to capture the changing light and environment
  • Mix colors as you go
  • Paint a landscape with a foreground, background and focal point
  • Paint close-up flower studies
What you’ll get:
  • Instruction on how paint outdoors, with special focus on landscapes and floral studies
  • 7 HD video lessons you can access online anytime, anywhere
  • Detailed supplies list for easy shopping
  • Step-by-step expert instruction from Yao Cheng
  • The ability to leave comments, ask questions, and interact with other students
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Lindsay Mallory
Wonderful artist who makes this look simple without too much fuss!
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OlaJoke Ademodi-Salami
I learnt how to take your time as an artist to become the best!!
January 26, 2023
Rebecca Strand
I enjoy watching her complete process.
January 15, 2023