Saturday, December 15, 2018

Home Scholars Watercolor Class

The Home Scholars Academy invited me to teach a watercolor class this past fall. We had a great time learning watercolor techniques and practicing our skills while painting a variety of subjects, especially landscapes and seascapes. 

First we learned various watercolor techniques and brush stroke skills while painting a technique sheet, which we would use for future reference.

We then worked on building a good composition, mixing the right colors, masking, adding details, and so forth. 

We selected most of our painting subjects from reference photos.

All of our paintings were completed on one-half sheet (6" x 9 ") watercolor paper taped to a paint board. 

The most challenging part may have been knowing when the painting is done.

Here are just a few of these students' beautiful watercolor paintings:

Birch Trees


More Trees



These students ranged in age from 8 to 14 years old. 

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