Improve Your Paintings: Luminous Watercolor Mixing

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Instructor Kateri Ewing, Watercolor Expert
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What Will You Learn?

  • Learn how to select the most effective paints and tools.
  • Discover how color theory will help improve your paintings.
  • Create your personalized color charts that train your hand and your eye to recognize color relationships.

Course Overview

Learn skills for mixing watercolors to achieve vibrant hues and luminous neutrals. With professional watercolorist Kateri Ewing as your guide, you'll kick off class with a lesson on color theory basics, organizing your palette and making a 15-color wheel. Next, discover how to create personalized color charts that will help you match the exact hues you want to achieve. After you're completely comfortable with primary and secondary color relationships, discover how to create more nuanced color mixes using complementary tertiary hues. Ready to apply your new watercolor mixing skills? Kateri will guide you through a study of a pear using techniques for transferring a line drawing, adding a first glaze and using darker colors to create dimension.

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6 lectures
 |  Average 20 minutes each
  • 1
    Understanding Successful Watercolor
    Meet artist Kateri Ewing as she introduces you to the limitless possibilities of watercolor. Kateri explains the characteristics of successful watercolor paintings, including how to select the most effective paints and tools. Next, learn the difference between luminous and muddy works, which will transform the way you'll see and paint in the future. x
  • 2
    Split Primary System
    Learn the difference between primary and split primary colors, and discover how color theory will help improve your paintings. Kateri shows you how organizing your palette will reduce frustration and wasted paint, and she walks you through the creation of your own 15-color wheel. x
  • 3
    Charts & Color Matching
    Every artist has experienced the disappointment of not being able to match a hue exactly, but Kateri shows you how to solve this common challenge! Create your personalized color charts that train your hand and your eye to recognize color relationships, and allow you to match any color you can find. x
  • 4
    Tertiaries, Neutrals & Greens
    Now that you've mastered primary and secondary color relationships, Kateri walks you through ways to mix complementary tertiary hues to achieve even more nuanced mixes. Next, she shares professional tips for transforming unnatural green paint pigments into the greens found in nature. x
  • 5
    Project Foundations & Color Study
    Apply your new understanding of watercolor paints and color theory to a study of a pear (or anything else that you desire). Kateri shares her preferred method of transferring a line drawing before walking you through the first glaze of a color study. x
  • 6
    Building Color & Completing the Pear
    Continue building your colors as you improve your ability to accurately observe and mix various shades. Kateri helps you work darker colors into your yellow and green pear study, creating depth and form with washes, stunning details and nuanced shading. x

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Kateri Ewing

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Kateri Ewing, Watercolor Expert
Craftsy
For watercolorist Kateri Ewing, painting is all about capturing the awe she feels for the natural world. In preparation for painting, Kateri regularly walks and photographs the woods, meadows and waterways in two of her favorite places near her home in western New York state: Wyoming County and Knox Farm State Park. Kateri's passion for painting and drawing is infused in her teaching, and sharing her techniques with students...
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Improve Your Paintings: Luminous Watercolor Mixing is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 11.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Clear instruction, good advice I have worked with watercolors before a long time ago- I happily found this instructors advice very helpful amd clear! Not too basic but very good homework that has paid off (color charts). So worth all the time!
Date published: 2018-08-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Improve Your Paintings: Luminous Watercolor Mixing Absolutely love this! Have painted for many years, mostly oils and acrylic but also some watercolor. This system, using only 6 colors is new to me and I am amazed at how many luminous colors I am able to mix! The presentation is clear and easy to understand....logical progression through the steps. Am enjoying rewatching sessions as I am following her directions for creating reference materials that I can use in the future. Highly recommend this for anyone interested in watercolors.
Date published: 2018-05-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Luminous Watercolor Mixing Great teacher and course. I would recommend this course for any beginner or intermediate student.
Date published: 2018-01-17
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